NewSchool’s 33rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

NewSchool's 33rd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center

RICHARD LOUV AND ROGER SHOWLEY NAMED HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS BY NEWSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT RICHARD LOUV WILL DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE UNIVERSITY’S 33RD COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD AT COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL, JACOBS MUSIC CENTER

SAN DIEGO, CA – Journalist and author, Richard Louv, and journalist Roger Showley, will receive honorary degrees at NewSchool of Architecture & Design’s 33rd commencement exercises on Saturday, June 23 in San Diego, CA. Richard Louv will also deliver the commencement address to graduates.

President and Chief Academic Officer Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, DPACSA, will preside over the ceremony, which will take place at the legendary Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center. Dispensing with the formalities and extended speeches, Richard Louv will also deliver an impactful talk to equip NewSchool’s graduating class with knowledge for their future endeavors.

“NewSchool is thrilled to honor Richard Louv and Roger Showley — inspirational writers who have addressed social issues by, exploring the relationship of humanity and the built environment as well as humanity’s changing relationship with nature,” said Malecha.

The honorees are:

Richard Louv

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, and most recently Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness. His books have been translated into 13 languages and published in 17 countries and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.

He is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the international movement to connect people and communities to the natural world. With artist Robert Bateman, he serves as honorary co-chair of Canada’s Child in Nature Alliance.

As a journalist and commentator, he has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Times of London, Orion, Outside and other newspapers and magazines. He was a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune and Parents magazine.

Roger Showley

Roger Showley retired after 44 years from the Union-Tribune in March 2018. He most recently covered growth and development, encompassing commercial real estate, planning, design, historic preservation, downtown and suburban trends, and San Diego history. A third-generation San Diegan and graduate of UC San Diego, he also has written three books on San Diego history.

Located in the heart of the design district in downtown San Diego, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, a globally recognized and awarded design university, is known for its forward-thinking professors, an inspiring campus community, and top industry connections and collaboration opportunities. NewSchool’s Class of 2018 is made up of approximately 140 innovative designers who are passionate about pursuing exciting careers in the fields of architecture, design, and construction management.

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 & 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). Best College Reviews.org ranked NewSchool #2 for Best Online Masters in Construction Management Degree Programs for 2017-2018. 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.