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June 24, 2016


NewSchool of Architecture & Design Hosts Its Annual Graduate Showcase

Media Contact:
Rachael Lighty

San Diego CA, June 24, 2016 – NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) will host its annual Graduate Showcase

(GradShow) beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at NewSchool’s campus, located at 1249 F Street in San Diego’s downtown design district. The yearly gathering is an exhibition showcasing thesis projects and final portfolios created by the upcoming graduating classes. The event highlights disciplines from the variety of programs offered at NewSchool, which includes architecture, construction management, design and digital media arts. Each year, more than 100 individual projects exhibit the best work from graduates and include large-scale renderings, models and digital media on display.

“NewSchool’s GradShow is a wonderful presentation showcasing our talented, soon-to-be graduates and the amazing work they’ve designed,” said Marvin Malecha, President and Chief Academic Officer of NewSchool of Architecture & Design. “This annual tradition is a great way for families, friends and even potential employers to observe unique projects, models and renderings. Our students should feel a great sense of accomplishment – this is their time and I encourage all of our graduates to relish the moment.”

GradShow begins with an Employers Only Event in the afternoon from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. where local companies and press are invited to view the work created by the talented individuals from NewSchool. This exclusive occasion serves as a reverse job fair-like atmosphere where opportunities for engagement and dialogue between students and prospective employers are reached. Many former graduates of NewSchool have secured employment during this event and attending employers have benefited greatly as they are given the chance to explore the next generation of innovative leaders all in one convenient location. NewSchool’s GradShow will conclude from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a special gathering for graduates and their families, friends and members of the community.

Following GradShow, NewSchool’s 31st Annual Commencement will take place on Saturday, June 25 at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego, Calif. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and celebrate 128 students who have completed or will complete their degree requirements from New School’s Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design, Interior Design, Construction Management and Digital Media Arts programs.

For information on NewSchool of Architecture & Design’s Annual GradShow and Commencement, or to preview student work, coordinate coverage of the event or set up interviews with graduating students, please contact Rachael Lighty at

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About NewSchool of Architecture & Design:

Located in downtown San Diego, NewSchool prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs of study include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, game development, design studies, and interior architecture & design. The school’s design environment provides inspiration for the school’s students and faculty, recognized for their work regionally and internationally. 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 a member of the Laureate International Universities network – a global network of more than 80 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries. Through this network, students at NewSchool are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including award-winning schools such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. For more information about Laureate International Universities, visit