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.

24 Jan

Pillars Scholarship Recipients 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Pillars Scholarship Recipients.

Graduate archietcture stduent Jessica Pope travelled with a NewSchool studio across Peru for three weeks. Read about her experience here.

Third year Media Design student Eluid Sabastian Van Sluytman spent his summer in New York researching the history of graphic design and media saturation in Times Square. Read about his time in the big apple here.

Both students shared their experiences with the NewSchool community at a special event on Wednesday January 23rd 2019. Thanks to everybody who came out and made this a wonderful event with a packed house! You can take a look at Jessica’s slides here.

Watch Sabastian’s video here.

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.