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NewSchool Partners with Industry Leaders to Revitalize National City, CA

NewSchool Partners with Industry Leaders to Revitalize National City, CA

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NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) announced an ambitious collaboration between the institution and several architecture, engineering, design and real estate development consultants in San Diego to revitalize the downtown of National City, located in San Diego County, California. NewSchool students and faculty will collaborate with the City of National City, the American Institute of Architects, Glumac Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Mackenzie Inc., Sillman Wright Architects, the San Diego State University (SDSU) Civil Engineering Department, University of California San Diego (UCSD) Structural Engineering Department, and Malik Infill Development.

NewSchool’s Integrated Design Studio is in its fifth year and, under the direction of faculty member Daniela Deutsch, has proposed new, sustainable designs, aimed to stimulate economic revitalization, in cities such as Portland, Seattle and Austin. This year, more than 70 undergraduate architecture students will collaborate over the next several months with a variety of municipal and industry partners to create a vision and strategies for the development of a new, sustainable urban neighborhood in downtown National City. The main focus of the studio will be to create visions and identify design strategies for the development of the National City Downtown area, following as well as enhancing its new Specific Plan strategies. Ultimately, following an in depth urban analysis and master plan phase, each student team will design an exemplary city block, which holistically takes into consideration the entire neighborhood and its immediate surroundings.

“This project represents the best of the aspirations of the NewSchool learning experience,” said Marvin J. Malecha, president and chief academic officer for NewSchool. “It begins with the optimism of engaging the community in a meaningful manner and continues by engaging design professionals and academics in a multidisciplinary team to guide students. This approach represents the DNA of the NewSchool community. We are proud to work in our own local community this year and have a positive impact on such an important city in San Diego County.”

Faculty leader, Daniela Deutsch shared, “We see the pedagogical advances for this year’s challenge, on a variety of different levels. The close interaction of our students with The City of National City representatives, developers, as well as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as part of Housing the Next 1 Million San Diego County Charrette, offers students the opportunity to be exposed and to participate in the interactive exchanges between the developer, architect, and the city. We cannot imagine an integrated design approach without such competent partners like Glumac and KPFF. We rely on their expertise in integrated design, and therefore are very grateful that this collaboration has become so strong.”

National City is a 140-year old city on San Diego Bay with a population of 58,582 spread over 9.12 square miles. With an average income below California’s median level, National City is a densely populated, diverse, and growing city. The project is charged with creating ideas for growth and development that meet the needs of the city and the residents.

“National City stands at the threshold of a changing world of opportunities that calls for action,” said Brett Tullis, principal architect at Sillman Wright Architects. “This is an incredibly unique opportunity, and the students stand ready to imagine new and exciting ideas that challenge the status quo of the current state of our failing infrastructure. As one of the many professional collaborators, our goal is to work with the students to focus and hone good ideas into great ideas. We need more of this type of collaboration between education and practice that will ultimately reveal the new ideas that we need to reshape the fabric of not only National City but San Diego as well, for the myriad of challenges of sustainability, affordability and equity. It is the next generation of architects and designers coming up that is challenged with making our cities work and we need to help them be successful, because if they win, we all win.”

The complete collaborative team consists of:

• The City of National City

• The American Institute of Architects

• Glumac – Engineers for a Sustainable Future

• KPFF Consulting Engineers

• Sillman Wright Architects

• Mackenzie Inc.

• San Diego State University Civil Engineering Department

• UCSD, Structural Engineering Department

• Malik Infill Development

• NewSchool Studio Instructors – Daniela Deutsch, Amin Espandiari, Alicia Lafferty, Julio Medina and Jeff Troutman

• NewSchool students

“National City welcomes the students, and future leaders, of NewSchool to dream big about creating A National City, said Brad Raulston, Deputy City Manager and Planning Director, National City. “National City seeks to become a nationally recognized model that shows how small jurisdictions inside of large metropolitan areas can implement innovative solutions to pressing issues such as global climate change, population growth, regional coordination, social equity and well-being, resource conservation, public health, education, and economic vitality. National City strives to approach these issues by becoming a sustainable community that reduces its impact on the environment, maintains economic health, and promotes a high quality of life for all.”

Mitchell Dec, Associate Principal, Glumac, stated, “Integrated design is essential to delivering world class, high performance sustainable buildings to balance first cost, aesthetic, and real world performance. However, implementing this into practice can often prove difficult due to time constraint, differing personalities, and personal commitment to make it happen. Through better understanding of ourselves and our design partners, it is possible to break down these barriers. This year’s curriculum will provide the NewSchool class with the experience to go beyond the design and understand the impacts an architect’s decision make to maximizing the sustainable design influence one can create.”

NewSchool’s Integrated Design Studio will run over two quarters, from October to December, and then from January to March, and is only available to fourth-year architecture students. The studio consists of three main parts: lectures by experts, technical workshops, and studio work. The lectures are part of NewSchool’s Lecture Series which features renowned leaders and experts in the architecture and design industry, as well as NewSchool faculty, and focus on various aspects of the integrated design process.

For more information on NewSchool’s Integrated Design Studio collaboration for National City, please contact Jessica Nielsen at jnielsen@newschoolarch.edu.

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 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 with an emphasis on human-centered design, including interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, and interior architecture & design. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool offers Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). One of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network, New School prepares students to successfully work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu.

NewSchool Names Alumni and Faculty Member Dr. Eve Edelstein ‘Alumni of the Year’

SAN DIEGO –December 21, 2017– New School of Architecture & Design

NewSchool is proud to announce that Director, Human Experience Lab, Perkins+Will, NewSchool graduate and faculty Dr. Eve Edelstein (’06), has been named ‘Alumni of the Year’ award. Faculty nominate alums and the prestigious award was presented during its annual convocation ceremony.

Dr. Edelstein’s unique expertise and experience enables her to explore and measure the impact of design. Her four degrees include Anthropology from UC Berkeley, a master of science in neurophysiology, a PhD in clinical neuroscience from University College London, and finally, a full professional master of architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design. She joined NewSchool just as Allison Whitelaw, John Eberhard, and Gil Cooke, then the Dean at NewSchool, launched the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. The introductory course in Neuro-Architecture grew to include an advanced course, independent studies, and now a full curricular program and Master Classes in euro-architecture and healthy urbanism. Dr. Edelstein’s contributions include research for the AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Prize and the Academy of Architecture for Health. She currently sits on the Board of ANFA, is advisor to the International Academy of Design + Health, co-founder of Clinicians for Design, and the Center of Healthy Environments (CHE) at NewSchool.

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design Alumni of the Year Award and Convocation, please contact Jessica Nielsen at jnielsen@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. Laureate Education, Inc. is a
public benefit corporation. Both Laureate and NewSchool also both completed a rigorous, independent assessment to become a Certified B Corp®. 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 and www.laureate.net.

World-Renowned Architects Exchange ‘Napkin Sketches’ with NewSchool Students

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San Diego, CA, June 8, 2016 – For the fifth straight year, NewSchool of Architecture & Design students have collaborated with the local San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to present the tradition of ‘napkin sketching.’ The annual gathering will take place at NewSchool on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.

Students and attendees are given the opportunity to bid, through a live auction, on original concepts designed exclusively for the event by world-renowned architects. This year includes submissions from prominent architects including:

  • Marvin J. Malecha, President of NewSchool of Architecture & Design. Throughout his illustrious career, Marvin has maintained an active involvement with architectural practice and has received numerous accolades and awards in the fields of architecture and design. Marvin was also elected as the first president/president elect (2008-2009) of the American Institute of Architects and served as the professional association’s National President in 2009.
  • Steven Holl, Founder of internationally recognized and innovative architecture and urban design firm in New York. Steven is best known for his designs for MIT’s Simmons Hall and was named Time Magazine’s America’s Best Architect in 2001.
  • Billie Tsien, Co-Founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects based in New York. Bilie is currently President of the Architectural League of New York and Director of the Public Art Fund.
  • Wolf Prix, Co-Founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU located in Vienna, Austria. Wolf has received numerous awards including the Great Austrian State Award and the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art.
  • Peter Bohlin, Founding Principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Peter has been a guest design critic and visiting professor at architectures schools and was awarded with the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2010.
  • Robert Venturi, Founding Principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. Robert, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, is one of the chief architectural figures of the twentieth century who used architectural history to redirect American architecture to a more exploratory design approach.

Architects and designers are creative beings who can easily find inspiration at any moment. To fully generate early realizations of awe-inspiring creations, architects frequently turn to sketching main components on a napkin. These little pieces of paper displaying ideas can eventually be turned into greater works of art. What began as a “sketch for a sketch” project, NewSchool students have turned into crafting their own napkin sketches to capture the attention of well-known architects. These creations are then mailed to architects with a request for an original sketch that can be auctioned off during the event. Proceeds for the live auction portion will benefit AIAS scholarships and programs for deserving architecture students. In years past, napkin sketches have been auctioned off for up to $5,000.

“Napkin sketches have been a go-to companion for those who find spur of the moment inspiration,” said NewSchool of Architecture & Design President Marvin J. Malecha. “Architects and designers turn to napkins to map out their initial visions with the goal of ultimately designing a lasting work of art. I’m delighted to share some of my napkin sketches for this year’s auction and to see the excitement students have in drafting their own designs and sharing with architects from around the world.”

Tickets for students and professionals can be purchased online at https://napkinsketch2016.eventbrite.com or at the NewSchool Student Life Office.

WHO: NewSchool students exchange ‘napkin drawings’ with renowned architects as part of the Fifth Annual Napkin Sketch Auction, organized by the American Institute of Architecture Students.

WHAT: Public auction of original work sketched on napkins by renowned architects

WHEN: Friday, June, 10 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Auditorium, 1249 F St., San Diego, CA 92101

COST: $10 for NewSchool students, $15 for professionals. Individual napkins have previously been auctioned for as much as $ 5,000, however there is also a raffle for more affordable napkin sketch options. To purchase tickets please visit: https://napkinsketch2016.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: Contact AIAS at aiasnsad@gmail.com

About NewSchool of Architecture & Design:

Located in downtown San Diego, NewSchool prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs of study include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, game development, and interior architecture & design. The school’s design environment provides inspiration for the school’s students and faculty, recognized for their work regionally and internationally. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.

NewSchool’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NewSchool is a member of the Laureate International Universities network – a global network of more than 80 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.Through this network, students at NewSchool are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including award-winning schools such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. For more information about Laureate International Universities, visit www.laureate.net.

Craft and Communication are the Keys to Successful Startups

Craft and Communication are the Keys to Successful Startups

By Kurt Hunker, FAIA, Acting Dean of the Architecture and Construction Management Programs

At the end of June, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion during San Diego Startup Week. I joined several of my local colleagues—including Sean Van Tyne, principal of the Van Tyne Group, and Paul Basile, principal and lead designer of the Basile Studio, where several of our students have interned—for a discussion of creative process.

One of the things I stressed is that innovation isn’t as much about technology and tools as it is about craft and communication. In my experience, the most careful and conscientious designers are those who care about craft. The most meaningful work often comes from people who have taken the time to understand their tools—whether they are analog or digital—and explore the potential of those tools to do more. Innovation and creativity are also about being able to get ideas across effectively. A lot of what we do as architects, designers, or entrepreneurs is storytelling. We have a narrative throughout the creative process, and we need to be effective at helping our clients or customers understand and buy into it.

This is one of the things that helps our students stand out in firms. They are effective presenters, they manage projects in an organized way, they work collaboratively, and they represent their firms well in front of clients. Our students have these skills, because studios are at the center of our design program. They have to present their work to the class, their instructors, and guests who are often clients or industry experts.

Our graduates are also no strangers to startups. One example I shared during the panel was about four architecture students who graduated at the height of the Great Recession. They researched the broader market and found that they could design and build restaurant interiors with just a contractor’s license. Since then, they’ve been very successful with top restaurants downtown and in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Like them, it is important to keep an open mind and be ready—with honed skills in craft and communication—to move on startup opportunities that look promising.

NewSchool Students Build Jewish Family Service Sukkah to Celebrate the Jewish Harvest Festival

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Over the past week, a group of 14 student architects from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool), and under the direction of Professor Chuck Crawford, collaborated to build a sukkah—a temporary dwelling to commemorate Sukkot, the seven-day Jewish harvest festival. The structure now sits on the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus.

The Sukkot holiday began at sunset on October 4, 2017 and ends Wednesday, October 11 at sundown. There are several additional activities taking place at the sukkah, on JFS campus, including “Soup in The Sukkah” and senior programs.

With three walls and an open door, the sukkah represents inclusivity, hospitality, and the temporary nature of life. For the project, NewSchool students conformed to specifications that respect Jewish traditions while also integrating design approaches that reflect NewSchool’s own emphasis on sustainability.

“The Sukkah Project is a unique one that I look forward to every year,” said Chuck Crawford, associate professor of graduate architecture at NewSchool. “This project reflects and aligns with our school values. The community involvement, cultural learning and team building is crucial to their real world education and future careers.”

JFS Chief Executive Officer Michael Hopkins thanked the NewSchool students noting, “I think they did an amazing job capturing a number of essential aspects: the value of the sukkah and the value of ritual, and the rules for building it.” Hopkins also complimented the acrylic colors “that represent the diversity of your class and the diversity of the community as well.”

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design, visit newschoolarch.edu. For more information about Jewish Family Service of San Diego, visit jfssd.org.

Student Team:

Principal Designer:

Noura Bishay

Dilini Perera

Project Coordinators:

Sarah Cabana

John Sanders III

Design and Fabrication Team:

Firas Alrakhayes

Cameron Atsumi

Nic Coffman

Marlena Jackson

Oscar Lopez

Miguel Marquina

Cynthia Morose

Madhavi Natarajan

Adam Peltier

Sovanarry Phy

Veena Ravi

Technical and Construction Advisor:

Doug Blume, Paragon Builders

Instructor:

Charles Crawford

About NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Located in San Diego’s design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for career success in design fields with an emphasis on human-centered design, including interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, and interior architecture & design. Best College Reviews.org ranked NewSchool #2 for Best Online Masters in Construction Management Degree Programs for 2017-2018. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool offers Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). One of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network, New School prepares students to successfully work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu.

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Kenneth Frampton to Speak at NewSchool of Architecture & Design

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NewSchool is proud to announce that Kenneth Frampton, one of the world’s most respected authorities on modern architecture, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Fall Convocation.

Frampton is a British architect, critic, author, and historian. He is especially well known for his writing on twentieth century architecture and for his contribution to the development of architectural phenomenology. His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Studies in Tectonic Culture, and books on Le Corbusier and Kengo Kuma.

This special lecture with Frampton will be held on October 11, 2017 at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp, 910 Broadway Circle, from 6:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public but an RSVP is required. To RSVP via Eventbrite click here: www.eventbrite.com/newschool-lecture-series-kenneth-frampton-tickets.

“Kenneth Frampton is known as an authoritative, subtle, and insightful critic of architecture,” said Marvin J. Malecha, president and chief academic officer of NewSchool. “Throughout his career he has promoted new ideas to evaluate, interrogate, and understand architecture that have advanced the entire field.”

Frampton is currently the Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. He has also taught at Princeton University, the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and is a former fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York whose members also included architects Peter Eisenman, Manfredo Tafuri, and Rem Koolhaas.

The Fall Convocation marks the start of the academic year and builds on a tradition that NewSchool revived last year. A convocation, or academic assembly, has its roots in the rich tradition of reflection and lively discourse that characterize the most respected universities. It provides an opportunity for the NewSchool community to recognize the accomplishments of students and alumni, to consider what the upcoming academic year offers, and to reflect upon the words of distinguished visiting speakers such as Frampton.

Frampton’s Convocation lecture kicks off the 2017-2018 NewSchool Lecture Series. NewSchool’s Lecture Series brings world-renowned guest lecturers from around the world to campus as part of the school’s mission to enhance global design education opportunities for its students and the community. The lecture series provides the NewSchool community with high-quality programming that encourages academic inquiry and discussion with leading architects and designers.

For more information on NewSchool’s renowned Lecture Series and the current schedule, visit newschoolarch.edu/other-programs-and-resources/lecture-series/. For more information on NewSchool and Convocation, 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 with an emphasis on human-centered design, including interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, and interior architecture & design. Best College Reviews.org ranked NewSchool #2 for Best Online Masters in Construction Management Degree Programs for 2017-2018. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission and offers Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). One of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network, NewSchool prepares students to successfully work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design Hosts Experts on Design and Density to Address Projected Growth

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 – NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) is pleased to host a discussion this week about the future growth of San Diego.

The event, which is co-presented by the San Diego chapter of the California Planning Association and will be held at NewSchool, will address the issues San Diego faces as it grows, matures, and urbanizes. The city is expected to add 1 million more people by 2050 and housing—affordable and otherwise—is projected to be among the biggest challenges.

A hand-selected, uniquely-qualified panel of experts—Wendy L. Tinsley Becker, AICP, RPH; Frank Wolden, Principal, AVRP Skyport Studios; and Diego Velasco, AICP, LEED AP—will lead a discussion about design in the modern history of San Diego, the role it should play as San Diego confronts increased density in the future, and how it can address projected housing shortages.

For more information on NewSchool, visit www.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

Jewish Family Service of San Diego and NewSchool Partner on Sukkah Project to Commemorate Sukkot

NewSchool announced that a group of its students, under the direction of professor Chuck Crawford, are designing and building a sukkah – a temporary dwelling to commemorate Sukkot, the seven-day Jewish harvest festival held in October. Student architects will build the sukkah on Friday, Sept. 29, starting at 10:30 a.m., at the Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus, located at 8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123.

NewSchool’s female-led team of 14 students come from diverse backgrounds and are all very dedicated to building the sukkah. Classes are currently out of session and the students are volunteering their time during break to complete the project. The community involvement, cultural learning and team building is crucial to their real world education and future careers. For the Jewish Family Services 2017 Sukkah, NewSchool students, Noura Bishay is principle designer and Dilini Perera is principle designer for Leichtag Foundation. Sarah Cabana and John Sanders III are project coordinators. The design and fabrication team include: Firas Alrakhayes, Cameron Atsumi, Nic Coffman, Marlena Jackson, Oscar Lopez, Miguel Marquita, Cynthia Morose, Madhavi Natarajan, Adam Peltier, Doling Perera, Sovanarry Phy and Veena Ravi. Technical and construction advisor is Doug Blume, Paragon Builders.

With three walls and an open door, the sukkah represents inclusivity, hospitality, and the temporary nature of life. For the project, NewSchool students conformed to specifications that respect Jewish traditions while also integrating design approaches that reflect NewSchool’s own emphasis on sustainability.

“NewSchool’s diversity is quite remarkable, as reflected in this year’s team,” said Crawford, “The Sukkah Project is a unique one that I look forward to every year. It reflects and aligns with our school values by encouraging team work and the importance of being a part of the community.”

Jewish Family Service is a trusted community resource for individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds working to build better lives. The nonprofit approached NewSchool about building a sukkah that could be re-constructed on an annual basis and enjoyed by JFS’s wide variety of clientele, including low-income families and individuals, seniors, immigrants and refugees, teen volunteer leaders, and many more.

“With the sukkah, the NewSchool students are building something tangible, and from Jewish Family Service’s perspective, the students are also helping us build community – and that is something to celebrate,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “We look forward to sharing this sukkah with our clients, staff, volunteers and more for years to come. To improve the community, it takes a community.”

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design, visit newschoolarch.edu. For more information about Jewish Family Service of San Diego, visit jfssd.org.

About NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Located in San Diego’s design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for career success in design fields with an emphasis on human-centered design, including interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, and interior architecture & design. Best College Reviews.org ranked NewSchool #2 for Best Online Masters in Construction Management Degree Programs for 2017-2018. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool offers Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). One of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network, New School prepares students to successfully work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu.

About Jewish Family Service

Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families working to build better lives. Operating throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley, the agency’s integrated services are focused around three goals: Empower Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement. Many people first turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as job coaching or transportation, and that first contact often leads to a wide range of services, including counseling, education, nutritious meals, social connection, and more. JFS was named a 2016 California Nonprofit of the Year and has earned a 10th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator that highlights the work of efficient, ethical and open charities. To get help, volunteer, or to learn how JFS empowers change in our community, visit www.jfssd.org.

NewSchool to Host WIA|P Summer Film Festival Focused on Women Visionaries and Healthy Urbanism

NewSchool is excited to team up with the Women In Architecture Palomar Chapter (WIA|P) and the Women In Architecture San Diego Chapter (WIA|SD) to host the two-part WIA|P 2017 Summer Film Fest. Part 1 of the free festival is open to the public and will be held this Saturday, August 19 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the NewSchool campus, located at 1249 F Street in downtown San Diego.

Women in Architecture have chosen the topic of “Healthy Urbanism” for this two part series. The WIA|P Summer Film Fest and WIA TALKs discussion will explore what makes a “healthy” urban environment with the intent of contributing to San Diego’s citywide discussion around the State directive for San Diego, “Building for the Next 1 Million.”

Part I of the film festival kicks off with a pre-film reception. Attendees will then view two films, “The Human Scale” and “Urbanized, which both showcase actual examples from cities around the world and their successes and failures in designing “healthy” urban environments. The evening will also feature a discussion, moderated by NewSchool’s professor of architecture, Mike Stepner. The event will conclude with a post-film social with light refreshments.

On October 21, Part II of the film festival, WIA|P 2017 WIA TALKS, will take place as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego and Palomar Chapters’ annual ArchtoberFest. Archtoberfest presents a series of lectures, films, tours and other activities, aimed to increase awareness of the profession of architecture and design, as well as, the value of the professional(s) who work to create a well designed built environments on behalf of their clients.

Interested attendees for this weekend’s free event may RSVP online at https://www.aiapalomar.org/event/2017wiasummerfilmfest/.

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 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

NewSchool Welcomes Architects Steven Holl & Juhani Pallasmaa & Neuroscientist Sergei Gepshtein

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NewSchool is excited to welcome world-renowned architects and visionary leaders as guest lecturers at its new, innovative Neuroscience for Architecture Summer Intersession Program. This special four-day executive course, which kicks off today and runs through August 17, 2017, provides American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education credits for attendees, but more importantly, examines the juncture of brain and the built environment.

Leaders in the field of neuroscience for architecture will discuss their work as it relates to building bridges between these two fields. Special guest lectures and panel discussions will be held, featuring renowned architect Steven Holl, FAIA and noted Finnish architect/author/critic Juhani Pallasmaa, Hon. FAIA. Joining them will be NewSchool neuroscience faculty members Gil Cooke, FAIA and Tatiana Berger, Assoc. AIA, along with guests Gordon Chong, Ph.D., FAIA and Alison Whitelaw, FAIA. Prominent neuroscientists featured in the program include Fred Gage, Ph.D., Thomas Albright, Ph.D., and Sergei Gepshtein, Ph.D. of the Salk Institute, and Eduardo Macagno, Ph.D., Founding Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego.

Special Guest Lectures:

Juhani Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect, professor of architecture, and dean at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. Pallasmaa’s approach to architecture and design is rooted in phenomenology, in which he allows the environment to inform his designs. As a leading international figure in contemporary architecture, design, and art culture, he has written and lectured extensively throughout the world on architecture and the visual arts, environmental psychology, and cultural philosophy for more than 40 years.

Steven Holl, who leads an internationally renowned architecture and urban design office with locations in New York City and Beijing, is an American artist and award-winning architect. He is known for his organic design approach in which the site itself generates an “architectural idea,” which he then applies. Holl is recognized for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each site to create a concept-driven design. He was one of the keynote speakers at last fall’s Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture conference. Salk Institute. With a background in neurobiology, psychology, and vision science, he brings a unique perspective on how visual systems organize information and shape our perception.

Sergei Gepshtein is the founding director of the Collaboratory for Adaptive Sensory Technologies at the The Neuroscience for Architecture Summer Intersession Program will include studio work along with other guest lecturers and studio time. This unique course also features noted neuroscientists describing current research and discussing its implications for design. This course is intended for licensed architects, urban designers, planners, design professionals, healthcare industry professionals, doctoral candidates, and post-graduate students in architecture and related fields.

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design, please contact Rachael Lighty at rlighty@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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