Darius Sollohub, an associate professor of architecture at the College of Architecture and Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology, was recently named director of the New Jersey School of Architecture. In his new capacity as director, Sollohub will oversee two existing undergraduate architecture programs as well as the graduate programs in architecture and in infrastructure planning. His research has centered on public transportation and sustainable urban planning.
Sollohub has practiced as a senior designer at Polshek and Partners on several award winning projects and as principal in his own firm Rosenbaum Sollohub Architects before coming to NJIT. He is a registered architect in both New York and New Jersey.
Since joining the New Jersey School of Architecture in September 1995, Sollohub has served in the positions of adjunct professor, special lecturer, assistant and associate professor in both architecture and infrastructure planning. In 2007 he was appointed to the position of director of Infrastructure Planning. During this same period, Sollohub served as visiting critic at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. While director of Infrastructure Planning, Sollohub was the principal investigator on a number of research 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 also 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 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. Most recently Sollohub was awarded the NCARB Grand Prize for his studio’s winning entry and his associated efforts to integrate practice and education in the academy. The studio was accomplished in conjunction with Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Sollohub holds a bachelor of arts in architecture (1983) and a master of architecture (1988), both from Columbia University.
Topics: architecture, infrastructure planning, college of architecture and design, community outreach, smart growth, urban settings, transit-oriented development, transportation systems, alternative transportation systems, sustainable urban planning
Last update: March 18, 2011