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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 […]

Focus on Urban Farming at UC Berkeley, SPUR

From UC Berkeley to the latest issue of SPUR’s magazine The Urbanist, urban farming and what it means to the design community are being explored and studied by students and professionals alike. Below is an excerpt from an article on Modern Farmer, which featured a recent studio project on urban bee farms at UC Berkeley. All images […]

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 Report on Water Usage from Carpe Diem West

Carpe Diem West’s new report, New Visions, Smart Choices – Western Water Security in a Changing Climate, spotlights successful, sustainable and economically sensible steps ten communities throughout the West are taking to make sure they will have water in the decades to come. Below is the story from Carpe Diem West staff and director Kimery Wiltshire (pictured […]

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 […]

Turnbull Winner Geeti Silwal Joins Panel on Water

One of the goals of the Turnbull Design Competition is to find inspiring and innovative research and make it available to policy-makers and designers who can put the theoretical into practice. We’re thrilled to see one recent winner bring her award-winning project to a vital conversation about water being held at AIASF. Geeti Silwal will be […]

SWA's Cinda Gilliland Examines Social Aspect of Urban Design

Cinda Gilliland, a principal at SWA Group in Sausalito, reacts to a recent article in The New Yorker about the network structure in urban design by asking about the importance of considering social network strength. Reposted from SWA’s Ideas blog with the authors permission. I am intrigued by the human resilience angle in the case for […]