NewSchool of Architecture + Design

NewSchool of Architecture + Design

San Diego, CA


NewSchool of Architecture and Design Senior Thesis: Designing for San Diego’s Waterfront

By NewSchoolSanDiego
Jun 13, '13 5:49 PM EST

Student: Chris Ennis, NewSchool of Architecture and Design Master of Architecture program, Class of 2013.
Thesis Title: San Diego Citizen Commons
Thesis Advisor: Chuck Crawford
Rendering Credit: Chris Ennis/NSAD

Thesis Summary: The purpose of the study was to investigate options for the large Navy Broadway Complex site on the waterfront of San Diego’s downtown – the city’s last large-scale remaining waterfront parcel. This project explores options for a waterfront park and accompanying buildings, including, a city hall, city office tower, cultural center, two office towers, and a mid-rise live/work mixed-use residential complex of five buildings with a sixth low-rise restaurant building. Options for the site included the building types, building forms, water integration options, park options, connectivity, and integration into the overall San Diego City plan. The San Diego harbor front park is a large-scale design including multi-use open spaces, a native plant ‘learning trail’, marshland waterway, harbor front beach, playgrounds, and plazas.

See more: Work produced by graduating students from NewSchool of Architecture and Design, located in San Diego, will be displayed at the NSAD Student Thesis Exposition on June 21, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The school is located at 1249 F Street, San Diego, Calif. 92101. The event is free and open to the public. Contact PR Manager Anna Cearley for more information:


About NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. For the past two years, DesignIntelligence has ranked NSAD among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States in its publication “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.” NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized 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, along with 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. The school’s expanding global design education offerings include a new Bachelor of Interior Design program available in 2013–2014. For more information, visit