Join us at our monthly Open House to learn more about our exciting degrees! Open House is a great way to learn more about NewSchool and speak with current students and faculty. If you attend one of our Open Houses your application fee will be waived.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Mingle with current students and faculty over a complimentary continental breakfast
  • Speak with department chairs and faculty about our programs
  • Tour the campus to see our Materials Lab, computer labs, and studios
  • Talk with current students about campus clubs and culture
  • Learn about career paths in architecture, design, and construction management
  • Learn more about scholarship opportunities, financial aid, and the application process


There is no better way to get a feel for our campus than to visit! On our campus tour, we’ll show you our studio spaces, walk you through our student work gallery, and introduce you to some of our faculty members. We can also set up appointments for you to speak with our financial aid, student housing, and career services departments. Want a sneak peek? Check out Our Campus page!

Set up a one-on-one tour with our Enrollment Team via email or call (619) 684-8766.

Click here to download a map of our campus.

NewSchool is located in downtown San Diego, California. Our urban campus, including classrooms, studio space, and administrative and faculty offices, is situated within a one-block radius between 13th St. and Park Blvd, and F and G Streets. The campus is located one block away from public transportation and is a short drive from the San Diego International Airport. Street parking, as well as paid parking lots, are available nearby.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design
1249 F Street | San Diego, CA 92101

From the North via I-5S

  • Follow I-5 S to 17th St in San Diego
  • Take exit 15C from I-5 S
  • Turn left onto 16th St. Take to F St.
  • Make a right onto F St.

From the South via I-805N

  • Take I-805 N and CA 94 W to F St. in San Diego
  • Take the ML King Jr Fwy exit from CA 94 W
  • Continue onto F St. NewSchool will be on the left

Visiting from out of town? NewSchool is within walking distance of multiple downtown San Diego hotels. Use the list below to help plan your trip.

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Courtyard Marriott Downtown

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, located in downtown San Diego’s design district, has spaces available for your meeting and event needs. We welcome industry partners and organizations who share in our mission to nurture and inspire design-minded individuals.

Campus Features

  • Spaces available for rent include an Auditorium and Gallery Event Room, both with available options for various seating configurations.
  • We operate on a secured campus with 24-hour security on the premises.
  • With only street parking available, commuters are encouraged to use economic ride-sharing services, such as FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown).

Click the links below to view the options that may best suit your event:

*To submit a request, click the link above, download the PDF to your computer, and submit electronically when completed.

For additional questions or inquiries regarding space rentals, please contact Kimberly Sievert – or call (619) 684-8781.

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