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NewSchool of Architecture and Design

1249 F Street

San Diego, CA 92101

United States

Telephone: 619-684-8786


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 24, 2022

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2012

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2014

Undergraduate FTE: 276

Graduate FTE: 68

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. Proprietary with parent/board

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Quarter

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerKristi MccaskillDirector of Assessment and
Board of Directors ChairTom ClawsonBoard
Chief Academic OfficerGisela LoehleinPresident and
Chief Executive OfficerGisela LoehleinPresident and
Chief Financial OfficerAmy TsangDirector of
Director Institutional ResearchThomas ClearyDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
03043900NewSchool of Architecture and DesignSan DiegoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor in Interior Architecture & DesignBachelors2013On-Site
Bachelor of ArchitectureBachelors1980On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in ArchitectureBachelors1980On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Product DesignBachelors2014On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Construction ManagementBachelors2010On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design & Interactive MediaBachelors2009On-Site
Creative AdvertisingNon-degree2015On-Site
Interior Design for ArchitectsNon-degree2015On-Site
Master in Construction ManagementMasters2011Distance Education
Master of Architecture IMasters1991On-Site
Master of Architecture IIMasters1991On-Site
Master of Science in ArchitectureMasters1991On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2023Progress Report
Spring2024Offsite Review
Fall2024Accreditation Visit