Two architects from Thomas Balsley Associates of New York City, an architectural firm specializing in urban landscape design, yesterday unveiled to students, staff and faculty a plan to update and beautify the campus’ visual exterior. The initiative is part of the university’s strategic plan. Changes will include the creation or renovation of paving and walks, steps and walls, the standardization of exterior lighting plus installing a profusion of hardy and easy-to-maintain flowering plants, shrubs and trees. The first phase of this multi-year effort will be completed by September of 2006.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Office of Continuing Professional Education.