Executive Courses

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is offering executive level courses for professionals in the fields of Architecture. The courses will be held during summer and 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. Special guest lectures and panel discussions will be held, featuring renowned architect Steven Holl, FAIA and noted Finnish architect/author/critic Juhani Pallasmaa, Hon. FAIA. Joining them will be NewSchool neuroscience faculty members Gil Cooke, FAIA and Tatiana Berger, Assoc. AIA along with guests Gordon Chong, Ph.D, FAIA and Alison Whitelaw, FAIA. Prominent neuroscientists featured in the program include Fred Gage, Ph.D, Thomas Albright, Ph.D and Sergei Gepshtein, Ph.D of the Salk Institute and Eduardo Macagno, Ph.D Founding Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego.

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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