40-Year Legacy of Human-Centered Design: A Conversation with NewSchool Alumni

On November 19, 2020, we kicked off a virtual celebration of NewSchool of Architecture & Design’s four decades of education and design through a panel discussion of accomplished alumni sharing their educational and career experiences. Through the past, present, and future insights from this dynamic panel, we explored the next forty years of our school, our communities, our industries, and beyond.

• Stephen Russell, Executive Director at San Diego Housing Federation, Class of ’10

• David Pfeifer, Principal/Architect at domusstudio, Class of ’87
• Claudia Salazar, Senior Director of Design at Studio G Architects, Inc., Class of ’98
• Armando Ramos, Principal at Diverse Projects-MX, NY, Class of ’03
• Melina Aluwi, Associate Principal at HED, Class of ’10
• Jake Jaenicke, Project Manager at Balfour Beatty, Class of ’13
• Athena Valdovinos, Senior Project Engineer at Swinerton, Class of ’16
• Marcelo Kertesz, SVP of Content, Brand & Design at Manscaped, Class of ’17
• Chad Skelton, Industrial Designer at Southern California Design Co., Class of ’19

Learn more about NewSchool and our forty-year legacy in San Diego: https://newschoolarch.edu/

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