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October 5, 2017


Kenneth Frampton to Speak at NewSchool of Architecture & Design

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Rachael Lighty

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 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public but an RSVP is required. To RSVP via Eventbrite click here:

“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 For more information on NewSchool and Convocation, visit

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 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