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DESIGN AWARDS

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

2013
Undergraduate: Carla Wijaya
Graduate: Liz Marie Oyas 

2012
Undergraduate: Brendan P. Coen
Graduate: Zachary Smith

2011
Undergraduate: Christina Franklin
Graduate: David Wadez

2010
Undergraduate: Jesus Reyna Carrascosa
Graduate: David Lam and Jonathan David Massie

ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL

2013
Undergraduate: Carla Wijaya

2012
Undergraduate: Lauren Pasion

2011
Undergraduate: Laura Duhachek
Graduate: Paul Davis

2010
Undergraduate: Stephen Neil Russell
Graduate: Paul Leonard Davis

2009
Undergraduate: Brian Macias
Graduate: Brandon Hubbard

2008
Undergraduate: Lauren Garza
Graduate: Holly Meyer

2007
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

AIA JUSTICE RESEARCH SCHOLAR
2012 Erin Costino
 

STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR

2012 Laura Wilson
2011 Ellyn Lester
2010 Ernesto Vega
2009 Nate Hudson
2008 Karen Kinney
2007 Terre Cortez- Farah
2006 Charlene Alsbaugh
2005 Barbara Wingate
2004 Victor Parga
2003 Charlene Alsbaugh
2002 Angela Rowley
2001 Errol Munro
 
FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
2012 Bruce Matthes
2011 Linda Thomas Mobley
2010 Len Zegarski
2009 Alan Rosenblum
2008 Chuck Crawford
2007 Ali Ghamarain
2006 Joe Nicholson
2005 Hussein Munaim
2004 Ed Holakiewicz
2003 Matt Whittaker
2002 Len Zegarski
 

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

2013 Ben White, AIA
2012 Christopher Bittner, AIA
2011 Bruce T. Fallon
2010 Duane Hagewood
2009 Dr. Shari Grant, AIA
2008 Richard W. Jennings, FAIA
2007 David Pfeifer, AIA
2006 Not Awarded
2005 Richard Licata
2004 John Ainkel
2003 Rene Peralta
2002 Rick Espana
2001 Claudia Salazar
 
LAUREATE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
2010 Len Zegarski
 
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
2010 Gilbert D. Cooke, AIA, Dean Emeritus
2009 R.Wayne Drummond, FAIA, Dean of Architecture, University of Nebraska
2008 Dr. LuisVasquez, Founder, Yantalo Peru Foundation
Hon. Lori Saldana, Assembly Member, 76th District
2007 F.Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, California State Historic Preservation Officer
2006 Tom Anglewicz, FAIA, Austin Veum Robbins Partners
Emanuel Rosen, FAIA, Professor Emeritus
2005 Gordon Chong, FAIA-President, AIA National, CEO Chong Partners, Architects
2004 John Eberhard, FAIA, founding President, Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture
2003 Fred Gage, Ph.D., Scientist, The Salk Institute Alison Whitelaw, FAIA, Practice recognized for sustainable design
2002 Harold R. Hay, Research Chemist and Solar Energy Pioneer
Michael Stepner, FAIA, FAICP, FIUD, City of San Diego Architect
2001 Dr. Gordon Bishop, President, NewSchool of Architecture
2000 John Fowler, Former Assistant City Manager, City of San Diego
1999 Robert Imber, Executive Director, Museum of Architecture
John Moores, Owner, Padres Baseball Team, CEO, Peregrine
1998 Peter Hall, Executive Director, Center City Development Corp.
1997 Ann Jarmusch, Architecture Editor, Union-Tribune
1996 Werner von Gundell, Former Dir. Director of Planning, City of Oceanside
1995 Stanley Foster, CEO, Foster Investment Corporation
1994 Dr. John MacDonald, SD San Diego Board of Supervisors
(Retired) President Emeritus, Mira Costa College
1993 Harriet Gill, Founder, Friends of Architecture
1992 Malcolm Leland, Sculptor
1991 Adele Naude Santos, AIA Dean, UCSD Graduate, School of Architecture
1990 Dr. Jonas Salk, Medical Scientist
 
COMMUNITY PLANNING AWARD
2003 FrankWolden, FIUD, Planning and Urban Design
2002 S. Gail Goldberg, AICP, Planning Director, City of San Diego
2000 Walter Rask, AIA, Director, Urban Design and Planning, Centre City Development Corp.
1999 Candice Lopez, Urban Art Trail
1998 Wayne Buss, Architect, Reincarnation Project
1997 ByronWear, San Diego City Councilman
1996 Manuel Rodriguez, Professor, NewSchool of Architecture (awarded posthumously)
1995 James Engelke, AIA, AICP, Principal, Circa9Studios
1994 Susan Golding, Mayor, City of San Diego
1993 Max Schmidt, Center City Development Corp.
1992 Michael Stepner, FAIA, FAICP, The City Architect of San Diego
1991 Ron Roberts, AIA, San Diego City Councilman
 
RICHARD WELSH DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
2013 Pete Garcia and David Malmuth
2012 Charlene Alsbaugh and Victor Parga
2011 Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects
2010 Roger Showley
2008 William J. Klettke, President and CEO, ForeFront Education, Inc.
2007 JamesT. Frost, AIA, Architect and Board Member, NewSchool of Architecture and Design
2006 Gilbert D. Cooke, AIA, Dean, NewSchool of Architecture and Design
 
MANUEL AND LAURA ROSEN PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD
2013 Brad Hardin and Balfour Beatty Construction
2012 Joseph O. Wong, FAIA, NCARB
2010 Jack Carpenter, FAIA
2007 Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA

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