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, design studies, media design, interior architecture and design, and product design. Our School of Architecture prepares students for careers in Architecture and Construction management through a variety of 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 at our design school. Our Domus Academy School of Design curriculum prepares students for various design careers including media design, design studies, product design and interior architecture & design. Our programs also provide the opportunity for students to study abroad for a unique and diverse education unlike other design and art schools.

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