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February 3, 2017


NewSchool Announces 2017 NewSchool Foundation Scholarship Recipients

NewSchool is pleased to recognize the 2017 NewSchool Foundation Scholarship recipients, Miles Patterson and Matthew West. Each year, the scholarship, established by the NewSchool Foundation, is provided to students who demonstrate strong academic performance and engagement that reflect the ideals of one or more of the NewSchool academic pillars.

NewSchool’s academic pillars include international commitment, urban engagement, environmental sustainability and preparation for practice. The awards may be applied to all or some combination of tuition, travel expenses, participation in research or direct service projects and other activities that help recipients achieve their educational goals.

NewSchool Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients:

NewSchool Foundation scholarship recipient Miles Patterson is a third-year, Bachelor of Architecture student. In his proposal, Miles noted he plans to engage in the following NewSchool academic pillars: international commitment, urban engagement and preparation for practice. He also highlighted that he plans to use his scholarship to take part in the Architecture Association (AA) Visiting School in Mexico City.

“I believe this is a great time in my academic journey to engage with an urban environment outside of the United States,” said Patterson. “These architecture studies courses have introduced me to the history of urban studies and have given me the opportunity to develop sketching skills. Through these courses, I’ve been encouraged to travel and am now ready to continue developing these skills and put them into use in the field.”

Matthew West is a first-year Bachelor of Architecture student. In his proposal, Matthew discussed his desire to travel to Rancho San Gregorio in Baja California. The goal of his project is to travel to design and build a prototype patient house, based on the healing properties of biophillia. His project will support the development of the NewSchool academic pillars of international commitment, environmental sustainability and preparation for practice.

“NewSchool has given me a great opportunity to follow my dreams and I am dedicated to giving my all to my education and to people in need,” said Matthew West. “Through this scholarship, I will be able to accomplish my goal and open the doors to many more NewSchool students to bring their ideas to the ranch in hopes of discovering the true benefits of healing based design.

The NewSchool Foundation (NSF) supports the educational mission of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design and promotes the awareness, appreciation and understanding of architecture design, landscape architecture and construction, and the their crucial role in society in creative problem solving and building better communities.

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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