The mission of NewSchool of Architecture and Design is to nurture and inspire design-minded learners. Our philosophy is rooted in design thinking, and we focus on preparation for practice and project based learning.

NewSchool is an innovative design and architecture school located in San Diego, California, that offers a range of degrees for students looking to advance their career in architecture, construction management, Media Design, interior design, and product design. For the past two years, DesignIntelligence has ranked NewSchool of Architecture and Design among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western US. Our School of Architecture prepares students for careers in Architecture and Construction management through a variety of accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Get started with one of the leading design schools in California, in one of our innovative, career-focused degree programs in media design at our design school. Our School of Design curriculum prepares students for various design careers including media design, design studies, product design, interior architecture & design. Our design programs also provide the opportunity for Design students to study abroad. The School of Design provides students with an opportunity to learn innovative design principles that will prepare them for careers in product design, media design, and interior architecture and design.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn architecture and design in an innovative and project based environment from either one of our architecture or design schools in California, contact our enrollment team to find out how you can enroll today! Check out the full list of architect and design programs below from a leading architect school in California.

Student work

Co-working space interior architecture design with direct involvement from Co-merge company. Undergraduate Interior Architecture & Design.

New proposed product design for Sound United company. Undergraduate Product Design student Marcelo Kertesz.

Performance Center “Elapsed Movement”. 3rd year undergraduate architecture work. Steven Cornelius, Forrest Agnew.

Adaptive Re-Use of Federal Post Office Building with High Rise Residential Construction. Graduate Architecture. Ryan Fleetwood.

Parlor Sushi Logo Re-Design. San Diego Advertising Award (Addy Award) Bronze winner 2015. Undergraduate Media Design degree student Armando Roman.


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I chose NewSchool for the unique curriculum and urban setting. San Diego Downtown core was undergoing a redevelopment program and the proximity of the school to this area allowed me to explore and implement what I was learning in school.”
Claudia Salazar (M. Arch ’98)
Designer, Gensler