26 Jan

Pillars Scholarship Presentations 2016

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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.

27 May

2016 Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Recipients announced!

Congratulations to our 2016 Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship Recipients who just received their checks.

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Matthew West will be spending his summer designing and building a prototype earth bag construction building at Ranch San Gregorio- a sustainable ranch in Baja California, Mexico.

 

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Miles Patterson will also be in Mexico over the summer, taking “Street Battles” a course on urban engagement with the Architectural Association Mexico City Visiting School.

Thanks to the Scholarship Committee, the Foundation Board, and especially Steve Altman for his continued support of the Pillars Scholarship!

18 Mar

Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship 2016 – Announcement

 

Dear Students and Faculty,

The NewSchool Foundation is pleased to announce thPoster_Pillars2016e 2016 Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship.

As we conclude the 2016 Winter Quarter, we would like you to take the opportunity over the break to think about projects, research, and travel experiences you would like to complete in the summer.

The Dr. Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship has been established by the NewSchool Foundation to provide financial support for NSAD students whose academic achievement and commitment to one or more of the School’s Pillars advance his or her education and the institution’s mission.

The Pillars which support NSAD’s development include:

• International Commitment

• Urban Engagement

• Environmental Sustainability

• Preparation for Practice

Two awards of $1500 each will be awarded to an NSA+D Undergraduate and Graduate student.

Please see attached application, which needs to be printed and filled out.
Pillars_Form_2016

Applications are due on May 10.

Miti Aiello and Lucy Campbell,

Board Directors,
Scholarship Committee

NewSchool Foundation

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.

10 Feb

Grace C Lee – 2015 Scholarship Recipient

graceLearn more about Grace’s summer research by viewing her presentation here.

Becoming one of the three recipients for the 2015 Steve Altman Pillars Scholarship was one of the most positive and challenging events of my graduate school career. Here I was, a first-year, third quarter graduate student interested in applying neuroscience-based data to architecture, knowing very well that I would be spending much of my summer time immersed in scientific articles. The two main reasons being (1) it was crucial to be more knowledgeable and, at least, sound intellectual around scientists of all fields, (2) it’s vital to know what research exists in order to eventually develop my thesis. Thus, why not catalogue my findings into a useful database for the school to access?

So I applied to this unique scholarship, and was gratefully awarded this opportunity to explore.

While many hurdles, including legal ones, hindered a database from procuring, the experience was incredibly advantageous. Many Board members of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) acknowledged my project and offered their support with my endeavor. On a personal level, I gained the confidence to read and speak in a basic, but respectable, scientific manner. The hundreds of articles that crossed my path became a resource for strengthening my architectural designs, successfully adding a unique poetry in what could have been an ordinary building.

Most importantly, the scholarship brings the rare opportunity to explore an area of architecture that’s not necessarily taught, but is fully supported by the NewSchool Foundation and NewSchool’s faculty.

I am indebted for this opportunity and highly encourage students to apply as it’s more beneficial than one can imagine.