Executive Courses

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is offering executive level courses for professionals in the fields of Architecture and Construction Management. The courses will be held during summer and will range in length from one to six weeks. Courses will include guest lectures, networking events and studio workshops. Participants in our architecture courses will also eligible to earn AIA Continuing Education Credits. Request more information to learn more.

Neuroscience for Architecture

Program Dates: August 14th - 17th, 2017

NewSchool’s Neuroscience for Architecture summer program guides architecture/design/neuroscience professionals in an exploration of the juncture of brain and the built environment. Program participants develop a working knowledge of the brain and learn aspects of how it processes spatial cues. Studio work in the program utilizes evidence-based design approach, grounding architectural concepts in neuroscience. AIA Continuing Education Credits available.

The 4-day program consists of lectures by world-renowned faculty, workshops, field trips, and networking, as well as access to NewSchool facilities including the Welch Library, Design Studios and Materials Lab. Continental breakfasts and lunches are included daily, along with a reception and dinner during the final evening of the program. NewSchool is excited to announce that the course will include special guest lectures from renowned architect, Steven Holl, and architect, author and critic, Juhani Pallasmaa. Featured collaborators include, Tatiana Berger, award-winning, internationally acclaimed architect and Sergei Gepshtein, Director of the Collaboratory for Adaptive Sensory Technologies at the Salk Institute.

Sergei Gepshtein, is the founding director of the Collaboratory for Adaptive Sensory Technologies at the Salk Institute. He studies visual perception and visually guided behavior using methods of sensorimotor psychophysics and computational neuroscience. One of Sergei’s long-standing interests is the interaction between two aspects of visual perception: the entry process called early vision and the constructive process called perceptual organization. Early vision captures visual information and thus determines the boundaries between the visible and invisible. Perceptual organization creates visual meaning; it constructs our visual experience (the “visual world”) from the information captured by early vision. Gepshtein’s education includes: MSc in Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, PhD in Psychology, University of Virginia, and Postdoctoral Fellow in Vision Science, University of California at Berkeley.

Tatiana Berger holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms.Berger has more than 20 years of international experience in professional practice and education. She has served as a project manager and architect with Alvaro Siza Architects, Portugal; senior manager of the 2014 Sochi Olympics project, ILF Consulting Engineers, Austria/Russia; project manager with Baumschlager-Eberle, Austria; designer with Richard Meier and Partners, New York. During her time in New York and Europe, she studied with eminent historians and architectural critics, Kenneth Frampton, Alan Colquhoun, William JR Curtis, and Juhani Pallasmaa. She worked with two Pritzker-Prize winning architects to design and build diverse, international projects: public libraries and museums in northern Portugal, commercial and residential buildings in Lisbon, single-family housing in Beijing, a school of art and design in Pasadena, and an office tower in the Netherlands. In addition to architecture, Berger’s professional experience includes landscape design and urban planning, furniture/product design, and construction administration. Her numerous built works and collaborations were published in international periodicals and presented in exhibitions in Lisbon, Madrid, Moscow, and Venice.

Steven Holl Architects is a 40-person innovative architecture and urban design office working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl leads the office with senior partner Chris McVoy and junior partner Noah Yaffe. Steven Holl Architects is internationally-honored with architecture’s most prestigious awards, publications and exhibitions for excellence in design. Steven Holl Architects has realized architectural works nationally and overseas, with extensive experience in the arts (including museum, gallery, and exhibition design), campus and educational facilities, and residential work. Other projects include retail design, office design, public utilities, and master planning.

Juhani Pallasmaa, Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA, is a leading international figure in contemporary architecture, design, and art culture. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.

Program Fee: $2,500

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Healthy Urbanism

Program Dates: August 7th-10th, 2017

NewSchool’s Healthy Urbanism summer intersession program guides students in the study of the growing acknowledgment that the way cities and neighborhoods are designed directly impacts the health of the residents, workers and visitors. At the same time, many designers and planners fail to create healthy urban environments through a lack of understanding, experience and training. This programs provides a grounding in the process and design strategies that promote healthful cities. The program covers the broad context of urban issues including regionalism, community and public infrastructure. Addressing current issues involving the homeless, senior citizens, and demographic trends provides an informational base relative to social, political and economic issues associated with urban settings. AIA Continuing Education Credits available.

The 4-day program consists of lectures by world-renowned faculty, workshops, field trips, guest speakers and networking, as well as access to NewSchool facilities including the Welch Library, Design Studios and Materials Lab. Continental breakfasts and lunches are included daily, along with a reception and dinner during the final evening of the program.

Program Fee: $2,500

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Leadership in Construction Management

Program Dates: July 10th - August 18th, 2017

Leadership in Construction Management is a 5-week online course with a 1 week residency program for mid-career professionals in construction management.This course provides executive level leaders with a comprehensive approach to leadership in the field of construction management. Executives will examine leadership and will discover ways to strengthen core competencies to help to develop their individual leadership capacity. Leadership skill building will include developing executive level communication skills, leading teams and growing individuals, energizing your stakeholders, and managing the demands of a high stress environment. This course will culminate with hands-on workshops in leadership during the final week of the program that will complement your online classroom experience.

Program Fee: $3,000

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Program Dates: July 10th - August 18th, 2017

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Construction Executives is a 5-week online course with a 1 week residency program for mid-career professionals in architecture and construction management.This course provides executive level leaders and project managers a practical approach to BIM in construction management. Executives will examine ways to leverage BIM in their business. From marketing Construction services, to stakeholder involvement, data management, visualization, quantification, collaboration, coordination and conflict resolution, you will learn improved methods in project delivery. This course will culminate with hands-on workshops in BIM during the final week of the program that will complement your online classroom experience.

Program Fee: $3,000

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