15 Apr

Lemon Grove Promenade Parkfest

Yesterday the NewSchool Urban Design Club put on the Lemon Grove Promenade Parkfest. The club set as a project to activate the “plaza” at the Lemon Grove Trolley station. The Plaza, which has been nothing more than a place to drop off people for the trolley, was intended as the central meeting place for “downtown” Lemon Grove which right now is nothing more than two Retail Blocks extending on either side of the station.

The club set as their project to come up with ideas to activate the plaza. In the process they have brought together the City Council and some developers who have built or will be building on adjacent parcels. As a result of their work this project has risen on the city’s priority list.

One of the supporters of the project who was in attendance yesterday was Seth Smith, a member of the city planning commission and a newschool alum. NewSchool’s Urban Design Club is supported by the NewSchool Foundation.

27 Jun

Climate Action Competition Winners

image4Congratulations to the winners of the Climate Action Competition. Organized by Professor Joe Kennedy and the Center for Healthy Environments, the competition was supported by a grant from NewSchool Foundation’s Hay Fund.  Students had ten weeks to propose unique, innovative, and creative solutions to address climate change and resilience in the San Diego/ Tijuana region. Following presentations, proposals were judged on relevancy, business case, creativity, research, graphic and verbal presentation, and relevance to San Diego’s regional need.  Prizes were awarded for first, second, and third, and best business idea, best climate action idea, and best regional idea.

26 Jan

Pillars Scholarship Presentations 2016

pillars presentations 2016
Scholarship recipients Matthew West and Miles Patterson with Dr. Steve Altman and NewSchool Foundation co-chairs Miti Aiello and Lucy Campbell

We had a wonderful evening hearing about the experiences Miles and Matthew had in Mexico over the summer. 

Matthew West gained experience in natural building methods and the effects of biophilic design on human health in Baja California, Mexico.  

Miles Patterson went to Mexico City to attend a two-week course in urban design with the Architectural Association Visiting School of London and to explore the cultural, social, and historic conditions of the city.

26 Feb

NewSchool Team Takes First in Reno!

CMteamCONGRATULATIONS to the NewSchool student team that won FIRST PLACE at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Design/Build Competition! The NewSchool Foundation is proud to be the main sponsor for this amazing group of students, including our own Student Board Member Nick Kawamoto! This is the third time in three years that a NewSchool team has taken first place.

You can watch a video of their winning moment here.

You can watch the entire winning presentation here.

4 Feb

2015 Pillars Scholarship Presentations

Pillars Scholarship Presentations 2016

We are pleased to invite you to honor the 2015 Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Recipients. Grace Lee, Ryan Stangl and John Knibbs will share with us the experiences that were made possible thanks to the scholarship awards, and inspire students to participate in 2016. At the event, this year’s Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Award will be announced.

We encourage all to attend and to share this incredible opportunity for our students!

WHAT: Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship 2016 – Student Recipients’ Presentations

WHEN: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 6 PM

WHERE: The Students’ Lounge in the Main Building, NSAD

ABOUT :

Grace Lee will speak about her proposal aimed to bridge the gap between Neuroscience and Architecture through research and the development of a database.

John Knibbs completed the Rome Study Abroad program offered by NSAD in Summer 2015 with the goal of bridging the gap between Architecture  and Costruction Management.

Ryan Stangl applied his award toward research for the publication of his first Academic paper, to be presented at the 2016 ACADIA Conference.