• Address
    San Diego, CA, 92101, United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Undergraduate - Professional


    Undergraduate - Pre-Professional

    B.A. Architecture

    Graduate - Professional


    Graduate - Post-Professional

    M.S. Architecture
    M. Architectural Studies

    Related Disciplines - Undergraduate

    B. Design Studies
    B. Interior Architecture & Design
    B.A. Product Design
    B.B.A. Strategic Design and Management
    B.S. Construction Management
    B.S. Media Design

    Related Disciplines - Graduate

    M. Construction Management
  • Tuition
    In-State Undergrad: $24,536
    Out-of-State Undergrad: $24,536
    In-State Graduate: $26,550
    Out-of-State Graduate: $26,500
  • Full-Time Students
  • School Deadlines
    Summer Session I

    Fall Quarter/Trimester

    Summer Session II

    Winter Quarter/Trimester

    Summer Session III

NewSchool of Architecture and Design



Located in the design district of Downtown San Diego, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, a globally recognized and awarded design university, is known for its forward-thinking professors, an inspiring campus community and top industry connections and collaboration opportunities. NewSchool students are innovative designers who are passionate about pursuing exciting careers in the fields of Architecture, Construction Management and Design. From the first day of class, students explore and break through creative boundaries, while hands-on experiences provide the foundation and tools necessary to grow and succeed as a designer.

School Philosophy

The mission of NewSchool of Architecture & Design is to nurture and inspire design-minded students. Our philosophy is rooted in design thinking and we focus on preparation for practice and project based learning. We are an urban laboratory with a curriculum thats built on four educational pillars: 1) preparation for practice; 2) international reach; 3) sustainability and 4) urban engagement.

With a long history of providing leading architecture education, NewSchool of Architecture & Design is proud to announce that we are one of only 14 schools in the nation that have been accepted to participate in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. The IPAL program at NewSchool is a 4 year graduate architecture degree that allows students to complete M. Arch (First Professional Degree), the required architecture experience program (AXP) hours and take the A.R.E test exams.


The School of Architecture at NewSchool offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture and Construction Management programs. Our philosophy is rooted in design thinking and we focus on preparation for practice and project based learning. We also emphasize regional approach to design in southern California. Our unique location provides our students an invaluable opportunity to be an integral part of the ever-evolving built environment of the city. We are an urban laboratory where each architecture student has their own studio space and an opportunity to work on projects with real clients and community organizations.

We work closely with the architecture and design firms and the industry in everything we do. We hire practicing professionals to teach our courses, we partner with leading architecture and design professionals to provide industry insights as advisory board members and we encourage our students to get involved with the professional design community while still in school. And we are proud of our 91% job placement rate.

of Focus
  • Community Design
  • Cross-Cultural Contexts
  • Design/Build
  • Industry Collaborations
  • Urbanism
Lecture Series
Teaching Assistantships
Research Assistantships
Co-op or Work Placement
Study Abroad
Studio / Course Trips
Cross-disciplinary Studios
Cross-disciplinary Courses
Online Education
Preparation for Licensing Exams
Individual Workspaces
Computer Lab
Large-format Printer
Fabrication Lab
24 Hour Workshop
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Architecture Library