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 Jan

Hay Fund Guiding Statement

The Harold R. Hay bequest has been granted to the NewSchool Foundation for the purpose of bringing significant lecturers in Solar Design and Energy Efficient Design, as they relate to architecture, to the NewSchool as a means of educating students and the public on historical and new energy-efficient sustainable design; and, at the discretion of the governing board, to create scholarships for students doing research in this area of study.

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.

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.


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.

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.