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Gallery Exhibit & Open House for Seattle Waterfront on March 26

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March 25, 2019


Gallery Exhibit & Open House for Seattle Waterfront on March 26

Seattle, Washington, March 22, 2019 –  NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) has collaborated with City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront, Mackenzie Inc. (Architecture / Engineering / Interiors / Planning), Heartland LLC, KPFF Consulting Engineering, Brightworks Sustainability, and U.S. CAD to explore redevelopment in the Seattle Waterfront Area.

Over the last two academic quarters, 56 4th-year Integrated Design Studio students from San Diego’s NewSchool of Architecture & Design, in collaboration with integrated design firm, Mackenzie, entered the ongoing conversation about contemporary directions in urban design and architecture, specifically along the Seattle Waterfront. Under the direction of NewSchool Assistant Professor Daniela Deutsch, professional practice and academic pursuits were integrated through a unique and dynamic association between multiple parties from academia, the design profession, and real estate development. The NewSchool students created projects that fully integrate all major building and urban systems while simultaneously addressing the current human, social, and environmental issues faced by the city of Seattle.

NewSchool’s Integrated Design Studio consists of lectures by experts, technical workshops, and studio work. The studio also combines the holistic urban and district planning with integrated design solutions on the building level and addresses architecture and development, transit-oriented urban areas, sustainable neighborhoods, and energy efficient building design. The project’s aim is to develop into a viable strategy for city communities and revitalization, as well as communicate, via their technical systems, materiality and programmatic optimization, that architecture is capable to address current social and ecological challenges and deliver an innovative solution. Students will present their master plans to the public and media on March 26th in Seattle.

Learn more about this exciting student and industry collaboration at a special Gallery Exhibit and Open House on March 26th in Seattle, WA:

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (free to the public)


Presentations from students and studio instructors Daniela Deutsch and Itay Friedman will take place at 3:00 PM.

4:00 – 7:00 PM: RECEPTION

Following the presentations, join us for a reception for a chance to mix and mingle while sampling a variety of light snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Students and faculty will further discuss the projects and integrated design studio experience. Refreshments will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

WHERE: Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

“What’s special about this project is the confluence of three major architectural concentrations: architectural design, real estate development, and construction engineering,” said NewSchool faculty leader Daniela Deutsch. “While these topics often remain part of specialized programs or elective studios, our philosophy is that they must be treated as equally relevant and opened to discussion and research for each student of architecture in an accredited program before they finish their diploma. In our program, the goal is achieved by developing an integrated design approach in the framework of a mandatory Integrated Design Project.”

The complete collaborative team this year, consists of:

  • Mackenzie Inc. (Architecture/Engineering/Interiors/Planning)
  • City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront, Mackenzie Inc. (Architecture / Engineering / Interiors / Planning)
  • Heartland LLC,
  • KPFF Consulting Engineering
  • Brightworks Sustainability
  • S. CAD
  • NewSchool of Architecture & Design students and faculty, including Daniela Deutsch, Amin Espandiari, Itay Friedman, and Julio Medina.

For more information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design please contact Jessica Nielsen at

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. NewSchool offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture and construction management as well as undergraduate degrees in product design, graphic design & interactive media, 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). 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

Mackenzie is a returning collaborator along with other industry professionals participating in NewSchool’s 2018-2019 Integrated Design Studio. For more information on Mackenzie and participation with this unique studio, please contact Michael Chen at

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a provider of professional design services comprised of professionals in architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture. Anchored in the foundational elements of high performance and client focus, Mackenzie brings a deep expertise in commercial office, healthcare, community infrastructure, education, institutional, federal, high tech, public building, industrial, retail, community planning, and mixed-use projects. For more information, please visit or call 206.749.9993.

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