NewSchool of Architecture + Design

NewSchool of Architecture + Design

San Diego, CA


Student Blog: Bjarke Ingels Group Design Studio at NSAD - Week One

By NewSchoolSanDiego
Apr 18, '13 4:13 PM EST

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) is collaborating with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to offer a design studio led by architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner and director of business development at BIG. Student Scott Hook, who is enrolled in NSAD's Master of Architecture program, is contributing a series of blog posts about the design studio, starting with this first installment:

BIG-NSAD Blog, Week One

Fourteen of us, a mix of graduates and undergraduates, have finished our first week of an exciting new studio led by Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and local architect Frank Walden. When we were told about the BIG studio some months back, all we knew was that it would be led by someone from BIG and that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.  That was all we needed to know.  Sales pitch complete.  So on February 21st, NewSchool’s best and brightest inundated the studio committee with application portfolios.  Two weeks later, in the midst of our last push before winter finals, acceptance emails went out, and the anticipation began. Fast-forward a month, and we found ourselves sitting face to face with a leader at one of the biggest firms in the world.

Read more from Scott on the NSAD blog, New@NewSchool:


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