Marvin Malecha has been named president and chief academic officer of the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in downtown San Diego.
“San Diego itself is an emerging new urban center that’s truly unique and an interesting mix of high-tech, high education and research, paired with a young population that’s remaking the image of the city,” Malecha said in the school’s news release. “I see a real convergence of energy here and look forward to pushing open the doors so practitioners and instructors can collaborate freely in discourse, connecting students with the practice of their discipline and broadening their perspectives.”
Malecha has over 40 years of experience in academics, architecture and global design education, and most recently served as the dean of the College of Design and a professor of architecture at North Carolina State University. He’s received awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, including the 2003 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University.