2013: A team of NSAD architecture students received an honorable mention at the 2013 San Diego Canstruction competition. The theme of the NSAD team’s project was healthy food choices for young people, and the sculpture depicts elementary school students and their desire for healthier, better food.
2013: A team of NSAD students earned the top award at the prestigious Cal Poly Design Village 2013 competition, beating out teams from 14 other California schools. The NSAD student team won the “Best Overall” category for demonstrating the best application of the design competition’s themes, “Make. Move. Play.”
2013: A team of NSAD students won first place in the category of Virtual Design and Construction at the Associated Schools of Construction (Regions 6 and 7) 2013 Student Competition. NSAD competed against student teams from 11 other schools around the country. The school’s winning team was composed of six students from the architecture and construction management programs.
2012: NSAD student Erin Costino won the competitive American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice Research Scholarship, which is given to emerging professionals to conduct research in the area of justice facilities.
2012: Two NSAD teams received honorable mentions in the 2011–2012 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition. Their noteworthy designs of a hypothetical culinary arts college in San Diego placed them in the top 2% of more than 300 designs submitted nationally.
2012: A team of NSAD students won the award for "Most Adaptable Structure" for their cube-based design during the Cal Poly Design Village competition in San Luis Obispo April 13–15, which drew a total of 50 student teams.
2012: A NSAD team won the MCM Group Mock Firms International Skyscraper Award, the highest honor in the international 2012 Mock Firms Competition collegiate division held in Chicago May 3–4.
2011: Alison P. Downton, a student in the master’s program at NSAD, was awarded a 2011–12 Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
2011: A concept to create a Sustainable North Park Main Street, which was developed in part by a group of NSAD alumni, received an Orchid in the category of Planning Policies at the annual Orchids & Onions ceremony.
2011: Student teams from NSAD earned three of the six first-place awards, four of the six second-place awards, and two of the six third-place awards at the annual Cal Poly Design Village competition in San Luis Obispo.
2011: A team of 10 NSAD students won the top prize of Juror's Favorite at the CANstruction San Diego competition, held Oct. 20–23. The winning design depicts a toppled bull partially covered by a grass-colored road meant to signify prosperity for all while recognizing the cultural relevance of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
2010: Three NSAD students win the inaugural competition in sustainable tensile architecture sponsored by the California Center for Sustainable Energy and SKYShades of Southern California. The regional contest challenged architecture students to integrate tension fabric shade structures with renewable energy technologies.
2010: Student teams from NSAD earned three of the five awards at the annual Cal Poly Design Village competition in San Luis Obispo. It was the third time in the past four years that NSAD teams came home with the top prizes. Fifty-five teams representing 20 California colleges and universities competed at the April 16-18 event.
2010: NSAD students awarded three Merit Awards by the California Architectural Board, Off Grid Competition.
2009: Top honors at the 2009 Orchids and Onions Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Students were recognized for their design of an intermodal transportation center at San Diego International Airport.
OUTSTANDING DESIGN AWARDS
Undergraduate: Carla Wijaya
Graduate: Liz Marie Oyas
Undergraduate: Brendan P. Coen
Graduate: Zachary Smith
Undergraduate: Christina Franklin
Graduate: David Wadez
Undergraduate: Jesus Reyna Carrascosa
Graduate: David Lam and Jonathan David Massie
ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL
Undergraduate: Carla Wijaya
Undergraduate: Lauren Pasion
Undergraduate: Laura Duhachek
Graduate: Paul Davis
Undergraduate: Stephen Neil Russell
Graduate: Paul Leonard Davis
Undergraduate: Brian Macias
Graduate: Brandon Hubbard
Undergraduate: Lauren Garza
Graduate: Holly Meyer
Undergraduate: Nate Hudson
Graduate: Michael Watts
STUDENT CENTER DESIGN COMPETITION AWARDS
1st Place Honors: The Lounge, by Jason Molgren
2nd Place Honors: The Nest, by Matt Greco, Sydney Solberg-Finkle, and Kyle Preish
Honorable Mention: The CoOp (the Cooperative Opportunity) by Lauren Pasion and Jared Basler
ARCHITECTURE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
2012 GRADUATE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
First Year: Scott Hook and Quinn McCarron
Second Year: Philip Auchettl and Liz Marie Oyas
2012 UNDERGRADUATE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
First Year: Miguel Escobar-Evans and Morgan Blaydes
Second Year: Anthony Salamone and Ramiro Martinez
Third Year: Alexander Pisch and Brenda Licea
Fourth Year: Scott Bales and Gary Lewis
2011 GRADUATE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
First Year: Paul Taylor
Second Year: Robbie Bennet and David Ortiz
2011 UNDERGRADUATE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
First Year: Tony Salomone and Mary Taylor
Second Year: Ashley Evans and Jared Barrios
Third Year: Carla Wijaya and Hadi Radwan El-Abiad
Fourth Year: Ed Leonard and Ryan Raymundo
2010 GRADUATE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
First Year: Nancy Tariga and Paul Taylor
Second Year: Robbie Bennett and David Ortiz
2010 UNDERGRADUATE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
First Year: Michael Knowlton and Jared Ramirez
Second Year: Hadi Radwan El-Abiad and Carla Wijaya
Third Year: Lauren Pasion and Allen Ghaida
Fourth Year: Amin Espandiari and Carlos Diaz Gutierrez
DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS – OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
2012: Tara Avery
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT – OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
2012 – upper division: Robert Smith
2012 – lower division: Ba Le
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STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
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|FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR|
|2011||Linda Thomas Mobley|
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR