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NewSchool of Architecture and Design Students Develop Concepts for a Luxury Boutique Store

The fall 2012 class, led by Italian architect Paolo Giachi, was part of a new series of NSAD global design education initiatives

San DiegoóFeb. 1, 2013ó Students taking an interior design class at NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) developed concepts and renderings for a luxury boutique shoe store under the guidance of Italian architect and interior designer Paolo Giachi.  The fall 2012 class was part of a new series of NSAD global design education initiatives through the newly created Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD, which is offering a Bachelor of Interior Design in 2013-2014.

Student renderings from the class will be on display during NSADís Open House for prospective students Feb. 23. For more information:

Giachi brought to the NSAD classroom more than 16 years of experience in designing retail stores for luxury fashion brands such as Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Jimmy Choo in locations around the world. Giachi came to NSAD as a visiting professor from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, which has been named by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of the best design schools in the world. NSAD and Domus Academy are both part of the Laureate International Universities network, and the Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD is a collaborative effort between the two schools.

The NSAD interior design class is featured in a recently-released video about Giachi and his recent experiences in San Diego and Southern California. Below are examples of several of the concepts and interior design renderings developed by NSAD students Chris Tisdell, Sergio Murguia and Chelsea Cordell, and Marie Amaro in Giachiís class, as well as comments by Giachi on the studentsí final projects. To learn more about NSADís interior design program:

About NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NSADís 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, 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. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the 2012 and 2013  DesignIntelligence reports, ďAmericaís Best Architecture & Design Schools.Ē For more information, visit


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