What: A group of high school students will spend the day, and most of the night, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) building meditation rooms out of nothing more than card-board boxes – namely, UPS boxes. The project is part of the New Jersey School of Architecture’s Summer Architecture Career Exploration Program, a two-day intensive class that teaches students what it is like to attend architecture school. The students will also attend design, computer graphics and drawing classes.
When: On Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 10 a.m., a jury of architects will examine the finished projects and select a winner. The rooms will be displayed inside the School of Architecture building, near to the main entrance. Reporters and photographers who’d like to attend please call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.
Where: The New Jersey School of Architecture, at Warren and Summit streets.
Who: The 17 high school students -- from high schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut -- will be there, as will their parents and professors from the New Jersey School of Architecture. “UPS boxes exhibit structural forces and are a good way for students to learn how to design and build,” said Darius Sollohub, assistant professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture and associate director of a master’s program in infrastructure planning. “In this class the students learn how to work in teams to draw, design and actually build a structure, which gives them a good sense of what it is to be an architect,” Sollohub said