The NewSchool Foundation sponsored eight brothers of the Alpha Rho Chi professional architecture fraternity chapter at NewSchool to participate in the annual Design Village Competition. Design Village is organized by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Under the theme “synthesis” the competition took place in late April.
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 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.
Applications are now open for the Pillars Scholarship 2019. For 2019, the NewSchool Foundation, in partnership with the San Diego Architectural Foundation, is making up to four awards of $1500 available to NewSchool Graduate and Undergraduate students.