Oct. 8, 2013—Sacramento, Calif. The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), was excited to award two recipients the Paul W. Welch Scholarship. Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA and Abel Romero, Assoc. AIA were announced as the winners last week at the Monterey Design Conference in Asilomar. 2013 marks the kick-off year of this scholarship program. […]

Cal Poly Design Village Award "Best Overall" to NSAD Team

A team of NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) students earned the top award at the prestigious Cal Poly Design Village 2013 competition April 19–21 against teams from 14 other California schools. The NSAD student team won the “Best Overall” category for demonstrating the best application of the design competition’s themes, “Make. Move. Play.”

NewSchool Collborates with BIG and Gensler for Special Design Studios

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) is collaborating with two award-winning design firms this spring to offer unique studios for a select group of undergrad and graduate students. Gensler’s San Diego office is leading “Emergent Futures,” which challenges students to re-imagine San Diego’s urban landscape, through research of the downtown area, then select already-developed sites to […]

Hsinming Fung of SCI-Arc Appointed ACSA President-Elect

Former CAF Regent Hsinming Fung, FAIA, SCI-Arc’s Director of Academic Affairs, has been announced as the president-elect of the ACSA, the prestigious organization representing accredited architecture colleges nationwide. The appointment recognizes Fung’s leadership and forward-thinking vision in today’s rapidly shifting political and economic context that has brought about profound changes in architecture education. “It is time […]

New Director, Advisory Board named for Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD

Italian designer Elena Pacenti, with an academic background in both architecture and design, joins NewSchool of Architecture and Design in August as director of the recently created Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD. Pacenti comes from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, which is one of the top-ranked design schools in the world. She will […]

Henri de Hahn Appointed NewSchool Provost

Henri T. de Hahn, who currently serves as department head of the architecture program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, will join NewSchool of Architecture + Design as the school’s new provost in December 2012.  Read more on the NewSchool website.

Catching up with a Mel Ferris Scholarship Recipient

Kelly Rodriguez was a 1995 recipient of the Mel Ferris Scholarship, granted by the California Architectural Foundation to students in professional architecture programs in California. Kelly was working toward her B. Arch. at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC, now California College of the Arts) in San Francisco at the time.

Sustainable Urban Design Conference

Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, recaps the 7th annual international Sustainable Urban Design conference held at Lund University in Sweden in September.  View or download the PDF report.

Fall 2012 Lectures at NSAD

Two lectures remain in NewSchool’s fall lecture series: Clive Wilkinson (Weds 11/14) on “The Architecture of the Large Organization,” then Russell Thomsen & Eric Kahn (Weds 12/5) “Driven by Dilemma.”

Upcoming Events at CCA

“Synthetic Digital Ecologies,” will be held at California College of Arts this Thursday October 18 through Sunday October 21. This conference will bring together designers, researchers and practitioners who engage, question and aspire to stretch the boundaries between the digital and the physical, between digital code and material logic. Architects, fabricators, engineers, technologists, media artists, […]