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40-Year Legacy of Human-Centered Design: A Conversation with NewSchool Alumni

Join this virtual celebration of NewSchool of Architecture & Design’s four decades of education and design through a panel discussion of accomplished alumni sharing their educational and career experiences. Through the past, present, and future insights from this dynamic panel, we will explore the next forty years of our school, our communities, our industries, and more.

The talk will be moderated by Stephen Russell, Executive Director at San Diego Housing Federation, NewSchool Class of 2010.


  • David Pfeifer, Principal/Architect, domusstudio Class of 1987
  • Claudia Salazar, Board Member, Museum of Photographic Arts, Class of 1998
  • Dr. Shari Grant, Principal Architect, Architectural Presence, Class of 1999
  • Armando Ramos, Principal at Diverse Projects-MX, NY, Class of 2003
  • Jake Jaenicke, Project Manager at Balfour Beatty, Class of 2013
  • Amjad Alotaibi, People Experience & Culture Senior Officer-Riyadh, Class of 2016
  • Athena Valdovinos, Senior Project Engineer at Swinerton, Class of 2016
  • Marcelo Kertesz, Creative Director, Orange and Navy Design Co., Class of 2017
  • Chad Skelton, Industrial Designer at Southern California Design Company, Class of 2019

November 19 @ 18:30
18:30 — 20:00 (1h 30′)