This summer’s program expands beyond architecture to consider research-oriented questions in urbanism and design. Special sessions will offer insights into how the foundational work in neuroscience for architecture may be applied to cities, building interiors and products.

NewSchool is excited to announce special guest lectures and panel discussions with renowned New York architect Billie Tsien and distinguished authors and critics Juhani Pallasmaa and Alberto Perez-Gomez. Joining them will be NewSchool neuroscience faculty members Tatiana Berger, Michael Stepner and Kristine Mun along with guest presenters. Prominent neuroscientists featured in the program include Fred Gage, Thomas Albright and Sergei Gepshtein of the Salk Institute, Eduardo Macagno and Michael Arbib of UC San Diego, Eve Edelstein of the Human Experience Lab at Perkins + Will San Francisco and Colin Ellard of the University of Waterloo. Richard Louv and Howard Blackson will also be featured lecturers in this program.

Included in the program cost is four full days of instruction and interaction in a range of activities from guest lectures to master classes. An optional Salk Institute/Scripps Research Institute field trip is included and scheduled for Friday. Participants have access to NewSchool facilities including the Richard Welsh Library, design studios, and the Materials Lab. Reading materials and master class supplies will be provided. Continental breakfasts, lunches and receptions are also included. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion upon conclusion of the program.

AIA Members: 12 HSW continuing education credits available

All payments are non-refundable. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis due to extenuating circumstances.

If you have any questions, contact us at or (619) 684-8867.