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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Jersey City's Richard Garber Promoted to Associate Professor With Tenure at University Convocation

Richard Garber, of Jersey City, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design, has been selected to be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT’s University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.

Garber�s vision is behind the remarkable precast concrete house that will be the Team NJ entry in the upcoming US Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon.

(ATTENTION EDITORS:  Hi-res photos of the researcher will be taken at the event.  To receive a copy and/or set up an interview, call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.)

Broadcaster, author and motivational speaker Steve Adubato will speak at the event.  A university lecturer, Emmy Award-winning television anchor, and Star-Ledger columnist, Adubato also served in the mid-1980s as New Jersey's youngest state legislator at age 26. Previously, Adubato anchored three PBS broadcasts including Caucus: New Jersey, an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television series.

Garber and his partner at GRO, Nicole Robertson, were each named one of 32 new faces of design in the December 2010 issue of Dwell magazine. The accolade stems from Garber�s whole body of work, but especially features another precast award-winning one-family sustainable house built three years ago in the Greenville section of Jersey City.  In July 2009, Metropolis Magazine named GRO Architects a �Next Gen Notable� for its docking station proposal. The scheme envisioned a series of publicly accessible floating extensions from Manhattan into the Hudson and East rivers to power city street lamps by harnessing river currents.

In 2007, GRO Architects won re:Construction, a design competition sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Fabricated in the FABLAB, the resulting work, �Best Pedestrian Route,� was installed at the corner of Broadway and John Street in Lower Manhattan. In 2008, the same project won a New York City AIA Merit Award and a NY Designs Award from the Architectural League of New York. His writing and design work has been published in the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, Architectural Record, the Architect�s Newspaper, Art News, Azure, and Metropolis.

For more information, see http://www.njit.edu/news/experts/garber.php

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