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May 8, 2016


NewSchool President Marvin J. Malecha to Speak at AIA Convention

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Rachael Lighty

NewSchool of Architecture & Design President Marvin J. Malecha to Speak at American Institute of Architects Convention

SAN DIEGO, CA and PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 18, 2016—NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) today announced that President and Chief Academic Officer, Marvin J. Malecha will be participating in a panel discussion at The 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention, one of the largest annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the nation, taking place May 19-21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The panel entitled: “Path to Licensure/Next Generation” is scheduled for Friday, May 20 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. ET and will focus on the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL). President Malecha will be joined in discussion by Michael J. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, NCARB; Michael K. Monti, Hon. AIA, Executive Director, ACSA; and Andrea Rutledge, Executive Director, NAAB.

The IPAL initiative, created by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), presents students with the essential requirements of education, work and experience to attain licensure before graduation. In December, NewSchool was one of the first 13 accredited architectural programs accepted for participation in the program. This pathway at NewSchool will help decrease time to architectural licensure for students who complete all IPAL program requirements.

In addition to his panel discussion, President Malecha will be available with fellow NewSchool alumni for a meet and greet Thursday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Sheward Partnership in Philadelphia.

The agenda for the AIA Convention features presentations and panel discussions by industry leaders as well as more than 800 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology and trends. This year’s theme, IMAGINE+, focuses on the ability to innovate, collaborate and apply imaginations. When this is completed in the context of specific goals and dreams, real change can be achieved. For more information on the convention and to register to attend President Malecha’s discussion visit:

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, 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 (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive 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