San Diego, CA
San Diego, Calif - Jan. 30, 2013 - Four NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) student teams will make a public presentation Feb. 5 of their design concepts for an urban park space for the I.D.E.A. District, a 93-acre area in downtown San Diego’s East Village section. The concepts were developed through NSAD's urban-focused design studio for fourth-year undergraduate architecture students, overseen by NSAD faculty member Frank Wolden. The designs are being shared during the upcoming East Village Association meeting.
As part of their urban-focused design studio, NSAD fourth-year undergraduate architecture students were assigned a project to develop a park design for a temporary park that could be used until the East Village Green project, as envisioned by the Centre City Community Plan, is built. The temporary park would be located at the intersection of F and G Streets and 13th and 14th Streets in San Diego. As part of the research and development process, students obtained feedback on their projects through the I.D.E.A. Collaborative that represents organizations located in the I.D.E.A district area. The resulting concepts provided students with hands-on experience in the design process.
The proposed park area holds significance to the overall I.D.E.A. district concept. The idea is to create a “liberated” innovative urban park the heart of Downtown San Diego’s East Village that would be the center and jumping off point for the transformative new neighborhood known as the I.D.E.A. District. The presentations will take place Feb. 5 at San Diego City College's Career Technology Center Auditorium. The presentation will last about 15 minutes and include visual references such as renderings of the conceptual project.
About the I.D.E.A. District: The I.D.E.A. District is a 93-acre sustainable, mixed-use development in Downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood that is driven by a design and technology jobs cluster. The District is a living laboratory that fosters creative and collaborative energy in innovation, design, education, and the arts.
About the I.D.E.A. Collaborative: The I.D.E.A. Collaborative is made up of partners and stakeholders from various institutions and community based organizations such as San Diego City College, New School of Architecture and Design, the SDSU College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, the SDSU College of Engineering, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores School of Real Estate, the San Diego Foundation and the I.D.E.A. Partners.
About NSAD: About NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NSAD’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NSAD also offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Master of Construction Management and a Master of Science in Architecture. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the DesignIntelligence 2012 and 2013 reports of “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.” For more information, visit www.NewSchoolArch.edu.