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Learn More About Architecture at NJIT’s Free Monday Lecture Series

A series of talks by noted architects and educators are brightening NJIT this fall with topics ranging from what the hippies did for architecture to the annual fall symposium sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  All talks are free, open to the public and, unless noted, held Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall, in NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design (COAD) at Summit and Warren streets.  For more information or reservations call 973-596-3080.

Peter Gluck, a renowned architect, who is the principal of his same-named New York City firm, will speak on Nov. 2, 2009, about “the fear of architecture.”  Gluck, who is widely published in architectural journals, has taught at Columbia and Yale schools of architecture and curated exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art and the Milan Triennale.

Simon Sadler,  a professor of architecture and urban history at the University of California, Davis, will look at what the hippies did for architecture on Nov. 9, 2009.   His publications study the architectural ideas of the Archigram Group, the Situationists, and other experimental practices since 1945.

Deborah Berke, of Deborah Berke & Partners, New York City, and a professor of architectural design at Yale University will speak on Nov. 16, 2009 about “local knowledge.”   Her firm is recognized for its broad range of work encompassing mixed-use, commercial and hospitality, institutional, and residential projects.

Recognized for its distinctive balance of the common with a subtle and luxurious attention to detail, Berke’s firm current projects include a combined museum/hotel/condominium development in Austin, Texas, a new condominium building in downtown New York City, an art gallery dedicated to the work of glass artist Dale Chihuly, a community arts center and several private homes.

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