Tony Salamone

Tony Salamone

San Diego, CA, US



Architecture is the optimistic response to our changing cultural values. It distills our civic vision into a physical form. One does not enter the field as a pessimist; architects are driven to design a better tomorrow. The practice often takes itself far too serious putting it at risk of becoming monotonous through homogeneous approaches. I am reminded of one of my favorite cinematic moments: the invisible food scene in the 1991 film Hook, by Steven Spielberg. Architecture as a discipline, like the character Peter in the film, has lost its ability to imagine. Architecture is the voice of society and architects should speak for those who cannot. It remains the responsibility of ambitious individuals to ensure that the discipline flourishes through guileless imagination. These encouraging perspectives build context, and context creates meaning.  


A R C H I T E C T S hanna gabriel wells, San Diego, CA, US, Designer

- Assist in design and design presentations
- Development and coordination of construction documents, including project detailing and specifications
- Assist in professional quality graphics and presentation layouts.
- 3D modelling software but not limited to Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup

Aug 2016 - current

REMBA Beauty Training Facility (Mtwapa, Kenya), San Diego, CA, US, Designer

Designer for a cosmetology educational facility for underprivileged women involved in human trafficking

Jan 2013 - current

La Esquina Housing Mural, San Diego, CA, US, Muralist

Painted a 10‘x17’ abstract mural of Cesar Chavez in Barrio Logan commissioned by Hector Perez of De-Arc

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012


Woodbury University, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters of Architecture (M.ARCH 2)

Aug 2014 - May 2016

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Mar 2010 - Jun 2014


Dean’s Scholarship Award, Scholarship


La Esquina Mural featured in Dwell Magazine, Other


Here for Good Scholarship, 1st Place


Presidential Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society, Award


Design Excellence Award, 1st Place

Awards students showing exemplary work within the institution.


President’s List, Other


Most dedicated Chair, NewSchool of Architecture + Design AIAS, Award


Areas of Specialization