Annual Grad Show

GradShow is an exhibition showcasing thesis projects and final portfolios from our graduating classes. The annual event highlights the disciplines from the variety of programs offered at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design including architecture, construction management, design and digital media arts. The event typically features over 100 individual projects comprised of large-scale renderings, models and digital media highlighting the best work of each alumni being displayed.

Each year, the NewSchool’s Career Services team hosts this annual gathering and structures an Employers Only Event from 12pm-2pm. This event provides companies and local press access to the talented individuals being exhibited at the GradShow. The private affair provides exposure and opportunity for intellectual engagement and dialogue in a reverse job fair-like atmosphere. Many individuals graduating from NewSchool have secured employment during this event and employers attending have benefited from being able to scout the next generation of innovative leaders in one convenient location.

The GradShow concludes the special day with a spectacular hosted celebration of accomplishment from 6pm-9pm for our graduates, their families, friends and the community at NewSchool to enjoy and revel in their achievements.

Read more about our 2015 Grad Show at the San Diego Union Tribune article “New Architects, New Ideas”

For more information and ensure your participation in our next GradShow on Friday, June 24, 2016, contact Lisa Ganem, Director of Career & Alumni Services at We look forward to seeing you there!