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NSAD Lecture Series: Winy Maas

Dutch Architect and Urbanist Winy Maas to Deliver Lecture on “What’s Next?” at NewSchool of Architecture and Design Feb. 20, 2013

Winy Maas, a Netherlands-based architect, urbanist and co-founder of the internationally-recognized firm MVRDV, is scheduled to speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2013 at 9 a.m. on the topic of “What’s Next?” The free event is part of the school’s Lecture Series that brings architects and designers from around the world.

A very limited number of seats are being reserved for members of the public who must RSVP to the event by Feb. 19.

Who:  Winy Maas

Lecture Topic: “What’s Next?” lecture topics include the recent works of MVRDV and the research institute The Why Factory, a think tank directed by Maas in collaboration with Delft University of Technology that develops scenarios and models of the city of the future. Maas also frequently incorporates into his lectures discussion of urban planning methods, the value of the iconic and the “copy-paste” generation.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 9 a.m. Q & A and book-signing follows lecture.

Where:  NewSchool of Architecture and Design Auditorium.  1249 F Street, San Diego, CA  92101.

**Priority seating given to NSAD students, staff and alumni, and board members. Members of the public must RSVP to PR Manager Anna Cearley for additional information and directions: or 619-684-8791**

About the Architect: Winy Maas founded the Netherlands-based firm MVRDV together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries.  MVRDV’s completed projects include the design for the Netherlands Pavilion at the Hannover World Expo 2000, the innovative business park Flight Forum in Eindhoven, the Matsudai Cultural Centre and the Gyre shopping centre in Japan, the iconic Mirador building in Madrid, and the Silodam building and Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. Maas is director of the Why Factory,  a research institute for the future city he founded in 2008 which is connected to the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. (source: MVRDV webpage)

About NSAD’s Lecture Series: NSAD’s lecture series brings inspiring and innovative designers and architects from around the United States and the world to campus as part of the school’s mission to enhance global design education opportunities for its students and the community.

About NewSchool of Architecture and Design: NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the 2012 and 2013  DesignIntelligence reports on “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

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