Summer Intersession 2017

Learn from our World-renowned faculty and explore the exciting design district of downtown San Diego

Join us for a Summer Intersession courses designed to give participants a deep dive into exciting topics in architecture and design, while enjoying the beautiful summer in California.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is globally recognized for our world-renowned faculty, industry connections and inspiring urban campus community. Our campus lies in the heart of the San Diego design district close to leading design studios, rich art community and innovative companies. Whether you are exploring the downtown skyscrapers, visiting San Diego’s world-class museums, or soaking up the sun on the beach, there is plenty to keep you inspired during this summer.

Summer Intersession 2017

We are working on an exciting line up of courses for summer of 2017.

Neuroscience for Architecture
Program Dates: August 14th - 17th, 2017
Program Fee: $2,500

NewSchool’s Neuroscience for Architecture summer intersession 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.

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.

Healthy Urbanism
Program Dates: August 7th-10th, 2017
Program Fee: $2,500

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.

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.

High School Design Experience
Program Fee: $750

The High School Design Experience is a fun and challenging four day summer studio for high school students. Led by experienced academics and practitioners, the activities teach you to think differently about design. By exploring downtown San Diego, the city itself becomes and extended classroom or urban laboratory. Students examine graffiti, urban art forms, product design, architecture and respond by designing an urban installation.

California by Design
Program Dates: August 14th-24th, 2017
Program Fee: $1,500

California by Design is an integrative design studio where students are exposed to the West Coast region as a very specific context for design innovation. California is more than a place— it’s a lifestyle and worldwide it is known as the epicenter of innovation for action sports and hi-tech products and services. This studio will uncover what it means to be Californian by exploring its cultures, lifestyles and industries (such a surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, entertainment, and start-ups) and then examining their unique influences on fashion, behaviors and imaginations. Students will learn how the design of artifacts relates to built environments. They will also explore how design is influenced by California’s history, culture, environment and economic trends.

Leadership in Construction Management
Program Dates: July 10th - August 18th, 2017
Program Fee: $3,000

The Leadership in Construction Management is a 5-week online course with a 1 week residency program for mid-career professionals in construction management.

Executive Leadership 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.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Program Dates: July 10th - August 18th, 2017
Program Fee: $3,000

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 5-week online course with a 1 week residency program for mid-career professionals in architecture and construction management.

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

Register for NewSchool’s Summer 2017 Intersession programs.