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About NewSchool

Explore Our History

NewSchool of Architecture & Design has a rich history of accommodating working students through its evening class structure. The institution received institutional accreditation in 1991, attracting mid-career professionals seeking a career change due to the flexible afternoon and evening schedules offered for architecture degree programs.

NewSchool obtained regional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission in 2014. Additionally, in 2016, the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) granted NewSchool an 8-year re-accreditation for its Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture programs.

Our Vision

NewSchool’s vision is to be a leading provider of architecture and design education focused on improving the quality of life in the built and natural environments on both the local and global scales as informed by nature, supported by research, focused on professional practice, and committed to sustainability.

Our Mission

The mission of NewSchool of Architecture & Design is to nurture and inspire design-minded students. NewSchool graduates demonstrate a firm foundation of critical thinking, ethical behavior, and a culture of professional practice on their way to becoming socially responsible leaders of change for our global society.

Our Core Values


Critical Thinking

Open Exchange &

Ethical behavior


Globally Connected

NewSchool’s student body is rich in diversity. In Fall 2017, more than 135 international students from more than 20 countries joined the NewSchool Community, including students from: Saudi Arabia, Mexico, India, Kuwait, China, Spain, Peru, Brazil, Norway, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Mali, Republic of Korea, Canada, Morocco, Angola, Bahrain.

Students at NewSchool experience a truly global classroom environment with the opportunity to participate in unique study
abroad programs, an international campus community, cross-location collaborations, flexible online learning, and world-renowned guest lecturers.

Faculty and Staff Directory

Daniela Deutsch

Head of Architecture Programs, Professor

WenWei (Tony) Liao, Ph.D.

Professor, Construction Management

Chi-An (Andy) Liao

Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Rabi Sidawi

Professor, Construction Management