(stu·dent) derives from late Middle English, from Latin (student-, “applying oneself to”), from the verb (studere, “painstaking application"), denoting someone who is studying in order to enter a particular profession, i.e. of architecture or design.

Students of Architecture and Design at DOD

Students of Architecture and Design

A student or pupil is a learner or someone who attends an educational institution. In Britain, it is widely assumed to be formed from Greek "sophos", meaning "wise". Dwell on Design recognizes that students and emerging talent are paving the future of design and innovating architecture and design in creative and inspiring ways. Whether you are a first year student or a graduate breaking into the marketplace, Dwell on Design has resources.

  • Take education sessions that offer education credits
  • Enter design competitions and receive recognition for your innovation and work
  • See, touch, and feel high-end design and architecture in person
  • Experience design at its highest level in homes designed by top architects and designers
  • Hear directly the designers'and architects'thoughts and vision behind the innovative spaces they've created
  • Watch presentations by some of the most acclaimed and famous design and architecture icons 
  • Meet authors of best-selling architecture and design books in person, hear them speak and have your copy of their book autographed
  • Shop on the event floor and take your very own treasures home with you
  • Bring your current school project and meet one-on-one with designers and architects from top industry's associations
  • Explore the event floor to discover design resources and gain inspiration

Join us at Dwell on Design for the complete architecture and design experience.

Sign up for Design Competitions at DOD

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Highlighted Programs for Students of Architecture + Design

NKBA Sessions at #DODLA

NKBA Sessions

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the kitchen and bath industry. The NKBA developed its certification programs as a way for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their careers and market themselves as experts. Plan to take NKBA sessions at Dwell on Design.

Exhibit Hall at Dwell on Design

Exhibit Hall

Dwell on Design aims to have participating brands that collectively represent what it means to be modern. Interiors, exteriors, and everything in between... each Dwell on Design brand encompasses a certain uniqueness. A uniqueness that strives to answer the question of where modern will take us tomorrow.

US Green Building Council Sessions at #DODLA

USGBC Sessions

The U.S. Green Building Council is a membership-based, non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in buildings design, construction, and operation and is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. Plan to take USGBC sessions at Dwell on Design.

Rooftop Party | Dwell on Design @ Row DTLA


Enjoy an exclusive VIP Dinner in a private home in the Los Angeles area, attend Meet the Architects Night to hear directly from the designers and architects of the homes on the Home Tour, enjoy a night of cocktails on a the rooftop of a hotspot restaurant in LA, and much more - all at Dwell on Design.

ASID Sessions at #DODLA

ASID Sessions

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, ASID strives to advance the interior design profession. Plan to take ASID sessions at Dwell on Design.

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Home Tours

The ever-popular Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tours take place over two days providing an exclusive behind-the-curtain look at some of the most sought-after homes. These unique homes are specially selected by the Dwell on Design team to reflect the rich diversity of innovative modern architecture and design found throughout L.A.

American Institute of Architects // Sessions at #DODLA

AIA Sessions

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work. Their work drives positive change through the power of design. The AIA has a long history of requiring that its members adhere to the highest ethical standards. Plan to take AIA sessions while at Dwell on Design.

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Show Homes

Full-scale prefab show homes feature an array of appliances, furnishings, and finishes, creating an exciting, real life, experience. Located within Dwell Outdoor, this unique opportunity allows attendees to see integrated products and design solutions implemented in full-scale living spaces.