Member Spotlight: NewSchool of Architecture & Design

newschool-logoLocated in the heart of San Diego’s innovative design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design is a globally recognized and awarded design university, well-known for its forward-thinking professors, an inspiring campus community, top industry connections and collaboration opportunities with institutions around the world.

newschool-1Our students are innovative designers who are passionate about pursuing careers in the fields of design, architecture and construction management. Those who attend NewSchool will be provided the foundation and tools necessary to grow and succeed as a designer, beginning on the very first day of class. At NewSchool, our faculty and students have the dedication and drive to achieve great things in their education, local communities and in their careers. Our students have won numerous local, regional and national competitions, including a recent National ADDY advertising Award, a Special Mention from Architizer and a first place award in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Design/Build competition.

newschool-4At NewSchool, and in architecture and design, we believe that in order to be visionary about the way we live, move, and work, that we must provide access to a design culture that includes a complementary mix of local, international and global influences all at the same time. Providing our students and faculty with a diverse learning environment – both in student body and academically through real-life projects with a strong portfolio of partners – provides our students with the opportunity to observe the behaviors that encourage us, as architects and designers, to truly be innovative. In 2015, NewSchool welcomed more than 100 international students from 26 countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the United Kingdom. We also strive to provide students the ability to experience a truly global classroom environment with study abroad programs, cross-location collaborations, flexible online learning and renowned guest lecturers from around the world.

newschool-5NewSchool of Architecture & Design is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission and the Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). As a member of the Laureate International Universities network, a global network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities in 25 countries,  our students are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with sister institutions, including Domus Academy, a globally awarded and recognized top design institution in Milan, Italy.

newschool-2To learn more about NewSchool’s cutting edge architecture and design education, and for opportunities to partner with NewSchool, our faculty, students and alumni, please contact: Rachael Lighty at