Darius Sollohub, associate professor of architecture at NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design, has been named director of the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA).As director, Sollohub will oversee two existing undergraduate architecture programs and graduate programs in architecture and infrastructure planning.
“Darius Sollohub is an inspiring teacher and valued faculty member,” said Urs Gauchat, dean of the College of Architecture and Design. Darius will lead the New Jersey School of Architecture by focusing on two critical issues: the implementation of the new curriculum and a new pedagogy to improve how Millennials learn. I am confident that his leadership and drive will have a most positive impact. I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”
Since joining the school in September 1995, Sollohub has served in the positions of adjunct instructor, special lecturer, and assistant and associate professor in architecture. In 2007 he was appointed to the position of director of infrastructure planning. During this same period Sollohub also served as visiting professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
Sollohub, of Glen Ridge, has received the American Planning Association, NJ Chapter, Distinguished Leadership in Planning Education award, the Urban Land Institute, Northern NJ District Council, Educator of the Year award, the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth, Smart Growth Award: NJCU Redevelopment Plan, and has received several Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Best Studio Project in Academic Year Awards. Sollohub was awarded the NCARB Grand Prize for his studio’s winning entry and his efforts to integrate practice and education in the academy. The studio was carried out in conjunction with Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
While director of infrastructure planning, Sollohub has been the principal investigator on grants involving the Tristate Transportation Campaign, the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Program, the Newark Alliance, the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth and the National Endowment for the Arts. He helped lead one of the six academic teams designated by the US Office of Housing and Urban Development to work in post-Katrina New Orleans. Sollohub’s research has centered on public transportation and sustainable urban planning.