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Dr. Mitra Kanaani Appointed to NCARB Education Committee

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NewSchool is proud to announce Dr. Mitra Kanaani, professor of architecture, has been appointed to serve on the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Education Committee. She currently serves as the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) Coordinator for NewSchool and was instrumental in the development of the institution’s IPAL program.

The IPAL program is a highly-competitive and accelerated program of study which enables students to pursue architectural licensure prior to graduation. This initiative aims to provide students a unique opportunity to complete the architectural licensure requirements while earning their graduate architecture degree; therefore significantly reducing time to launch their careers as licensed architects. NewSchool is proud to be one of the 21 schools in the nation to be chosen by NCARB to participate in the IPAL program.

Dr. Kanaani is a practicing architect, a professional member of the International Code Council (ICC), and has served on various national architectural boards and committees. She has been recognized for her work locally, statewide, and nationally. In 2015, she was named to the prestigious Academy of Emerging Professionals of the AIA California Council and has been a two-time winner of the Excellence in Education Teaching Award.

“It is a great privilege to join the NCARB Education Committee,” Kanaani said. “Through my experience with IPAL at NewSchool, I’ve coached students and guided them as they worked hard and achieved great success through the rigorous program of education, internships and the examination of licensure. For the industry at large, NewSchool has become instrumental in creating a great synergy amongst practitioners through this program. In addition, IPAL has created an opportunity for our practitioners to be directly involved in nurturing the next generation of knowledgeable and skilled architects. As an educator, I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve NCARB once more through the esteemed Education Committee, and look forward to helping develop future generations of architects.”

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture and Design or Dr. Mitra Kanaani, visit newschoolarch.edu.

About NewSchool of Architecture & Design:

Located in San Diego’s design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, design studies, and interior architecture and design. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool’s Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NewSchool is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. Through collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, NewSchool students are prepared to work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu

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