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2014
Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the third consecutive year at the curated Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
William C. Tate and William A. Moses, both graduates from NJIT's School of Architecture, have collaborated on an art installation recently displayed at the Art Factory in Paterson. >>
Hanaa A. Hamdi, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who received her Ph.D. in Urban Systems in 2013, has been named the Commissioner of Health for the City of Newark. >>
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced and exhibited the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Photography Competition on June 26 at the annual convention in Chicago. >>
College of Architecture and Design Professors Glenn Goldman and Andrzej Zarzycki wrote the first chapter in a new book, “Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice,” edited by Karen Kensek and Doug Noble and published by Wiley. >>
Five students from the Interior Design program in the School of Art + Design exhibited work as part of the Student Project Display at NeoCON 2014, “North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.” >>
Alex Guimaraes '14 and Sean Olsen '14, both recent graduates from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Planning Summit of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. >>
Students in NJIT's Master of Infrastructure Planning program presented their design projects from the past three semesters at the HUD Rebuild by Design student event at the World Financial Center. >>
Deane Evans, Executive Director of NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge, delivered a presentation on architecture and building science research in the U.S. on May 23, 2014 to architectural faculty and students at Dali University in Dali, China.  >>
The School of Art + Design was represented at the 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Javits Center in New York City May 17-20, 2014 with a curated selection of student work produced in the undergraduate Industrial Design program. >>
A robot programmed to interpret spoken English and translate it into American Sign Language (ASL) using its arms, hands, and fingers was the top finisher in this year's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop. >>
Darius Sollohub AIA, director of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in "Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls" on May 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum. To view a live stream of the event, click here>>
A large crowd was hosted in Elly's Loft at the College of Architecture and Design for an event sponsored by NJIT SIGGRAPH (the local student chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques) on April 21, 2014. Six recent graduates met with students to talk about career options for those studying Digital Design at the School of Art + Design.  >>
The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on April 17, 2014, at which five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. >>
Every spring semester, second-year architecture students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building with a specific program. This year, the project was designing a fire station in Boonton, NJ. >>
The interior design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design has been officially awarded full accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). >>
Raj Sodhi, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently co-authored the book Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches, published by Taylor & Francis Group. >>
The “NJIT Design Studio” exhibit can be seen at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's (NJMC) Flyway Gallery through April 25. >>
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT on Wednesday, April 16, to thank the hundreds of NJIT students and other volunteers who participated in Alternative Spring Break (March 15-22, 2014). >>
Crowds of children, parents, teachers, artisans and others visited the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 5 for the first Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, billed as a “celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community” at the state's largest museum. >>
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
The deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by NJIT students across programs and disciplines will be on display at the university's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day to take place on Friday, April 11 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Mark Stefurak, director of architecture and design, and Deborah Tjan, regional sales manager for strategic accounts at Steelcase, presented at an installment of the School of Art + Design's Design Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 31. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Design, will be presenting at the “Histories of Data Landscapes” panel at Pratt Institute on Thursday evening, March 27, and the “Resource Histories” symposium at the Syracuse Fisher Center on Friday, March 28. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
During NJIT's Alternative Spring Break, more than 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild resiliently. >>
Erin Jimenez Pollex, commercial design specialist of Shaw Contract Group, gave interior design students and faculty a presentation about the construction, manufacture and specification of carpet as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 10. >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
David Hall, the New Jersey-based architectural representative for the Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, Ohio, recently gave an informational presentation about paint and coatings to a group of more than 40 interior design students and faculty as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor of architecture who holds appointments in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture and Federated Department of History, was recently honored by Turkey's Bosphorus University and the Vehbi Koç Foundation for her work in architectural and cultural history. >>
Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>

Up to the Challenge

January 30, 2014
Student teams representing New Jersey high schools are putting their engineering and technical skills to the test this week in the preliminary competition of the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge in NJIT's Campus Center. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
Three faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design have been awarded the title of emeritus. >>
2013
Urs Gauchat, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss the ways NJIT has lead the way locally, nationally, and internationally in fostering discussion about ways to build after Hurricane Sandy that will avoid future disasters.  >>
NJIT's Center for Resilient Design is sponsoring an interactive discussion on “Environmental Considerations of Resiliency” on Dec. 11.  The roundtable will examine Sandy's devastation to coastal resources and challenge participants to think about ways to respect and enhance natural resources when recovering and rebuilding from natural and man-made disasters.  >>
Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, will be discussing the Rebuild By Design program on NJTV News with Mike Schneider>>
Third year digital design student Sharon Feng, of Piscataway, won the annual cover design competition for the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) conference program.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that a digital design student from NJIT's School of Art + Design has won the competition which is open to all New Jersey college students studying graphic design or a related discipline.  >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won a 2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Award for his “Ice Cycle House,” a sustainable pre-fab house designed as a snow-belt residence in Buffalo, New York. >>
A group of students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited BAMCO, Inc. in Middlesex, a leader in the design and fabrication of state-of-the-art composite metal wall panel systems and other building envelope products.  >>
The local US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized NJIT's Spring 2013 Garden State Studio class with an award for their Bay Head Resilient Design Project.  James Giresi, a master's student in the Infrastructure Planning Program, accepted the award on behalf of the class at the recent USGBC NJ 11th Annual Gala. >>
Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, recently spoke at a University of Calgary flood conference where experts addressed post flood fallout.  The all-day symposium was organized by the U of C's faculty of environmental design and the Institute for Public Health.  >>
One year following the events of Hurricane Sandy, the Center for Resilient Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host a public reception on Monday, October 28, 2013, that will provide an opportunity to learn more about the 10 Rebuild by Design teams' unique visions to make the New York/New Jersey region more resilient. >>
Matt Ford, senior vice president at Universe Cladding Solutions, recently gave a presentation to students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their resilient design work at the 2013 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Grapevine, Texas.  This annual event is the industry's premier national venue for the public dissemination of state-of-the-art precast concrete technologies.  >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT co-sponsored “Resilient Design for Sustainable Urbanization” at the United Nations last week in celebration of World Habitat Day 2013.  >>
Tune in on Oct. 3 to watch Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda.  >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited the Trespa Design Center in New York City, the headquarters of Trespa North America, Ltd.   >>
The Center for Resilient Design at NJIT is co-sponsoring a major international conference at the United Nations on October 4.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently represented the North Jersey chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Local Leadership Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Students and Faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design presented their studio work to an international audience dedicated to addressing water challenges for coastal cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
Don Tuite, power and analog editor at Electronic Design Magazine, visited NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) today.  >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, associate professor of architecture at NJIT, in conjunction with SAH Archipedia and UVA Press, recently received a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the NEH to significantly expand SAH Archipedia. >>
AJ Polanco Jr., Woodbridge, and Danielle Esmaya, Union, recently presented “Social Reform Through Mobile Gaming (Seed.Genesis)” in the mobile apps session of SIGGRAPH 2013, the world's premier annual conference on computer graphics and interactive media, held this year in Anaheim, California. >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood will appear on the season finale of HGTV Star on Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  >>
Zeynep Celik, distinguished professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design, is featured in The New York Times.  >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
NJIT will be hosting a symposium and workshop by AIA Regional Recovery Working Group entitled “Post Sandy: the Effect on the URBAN” on July 9 from 8:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
Jonathan Van Ostenbridge and Thomas Yeh, two students selected from COAD's School of Architecture, are spending part of their summer break participating in the Digital Stone Project in Italy.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
Watch NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood design like a rock star on the new season of HGTV Star!  Atwood will be the newest designer on season 8 of HGTV Star!  >>
Congratulations to the dozen graduating bachelor's and master's degree candidates of the NJ School of Architecture saluted earlier in the week at the College of Architecture and Design ceremony for outstanding students.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
The College of Architecture and Design concluded yesterday's 2013 NJIT morning commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center with an afternoon balloon launch and luncheon back on campus for grads, friends and relatives.  >>
Every spring semester, second year students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building.  This year's project focused on the Harrison PATH Station and throughout the semester, ten teams produced and built their designs with the assistance of masonry journeymen. >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
The Provident Bank Foundation announced a $25,000 grant to NJIT in support of the new Center for Resilient Design, a program where students travel to different areas of the state to lend their design expertise to homeowners, businesses and municipalities affected by and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
Students from the PCI Architectural Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Universal Concrete Products, a leading manufacturer of architectural precast concrete products, as part of the program's “beyond-the-classroom” learning experience.  >>
Watch Richard Garber, associate professor in COAD's School of Architecture, tonight on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program, which will discuss the subject of sustainability, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. (WHYY), 7:00 p.m. (NJTV) and 12:30 a.m. (WNET).     >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
Check out some of the upcoming lectures and workshops taking place this week. >>
Watch an interview with Campus Gateway Development President Monique King-Viehland this weekend on Caucus:  Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 3/30 (NJTV, 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.); 3/30 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m.); 3/31 (NJTV, 11:30 a.m.); 4/2 (WHYY, 5:30 p.m.); 4/5 (WLIW World, 7:00 a.m.) and 4/17 (NJTV, 12:30 a.m.).          >>
A group of students and faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited Architectural Polymers, Inc., a leader and innovator in the concrete form fabrication industry as part of their studies in the Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Architectural Design Studio.  >>
WHAT:  The NJIT bus deposits daily some two dozen NJIT students adorned in bright yellow t-shirts at Long Beach Island's long-standing and beloved Surflight Theater, ravaged unfortunately by Sandy.  The students are performing not Shakespeare, but light construction work plus cleaning up and tending to small repairs.  For over 60 years, Surflight has been home to local actors and actresses as well as students getting their feet wet in the world of community theatre.   >>
WHAT:   Every day this week some 35 NJIT students wearing bright yellow t-shirts, who call themselves the “bucket brigade” take a 90-minute bus ride down and back from the NJIT campus to rebuild fencing and plant scrub-brushes on dunes in Asbury Park.  Come Friday as the fruits of their labors become more visible a hearty party is planned featuring a rock band.  >>
NJIT students, professors, staff  and others from universities throughout the US are descending upon New Jersey this week to eradicate the remaining devastation from Super Storm Sandy.  Some two dozen projects located at points as far north as the IHS Development Corporation in Newark and as far south as the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven will receive help.  Daily buses leave the NJIT campus filled with students and others in bright yellow t-shirts and even brighter smiles.   >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently invited to Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School in Washington Township to address the eighth grade class and introduce the young students to the engineering profession as part of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”  >>
Some 25 members of NJIT's men's track and field team will volunteer their brawn and brains tomorrow to tackle cleaning up the headquarters of IHS Development Corporation, Newark.   Ravaged by hurricanes Sandy and Irene, the building remains in need of help and students' efforts.   Volunteers will remove light debris, lift moderate boxes and materials and perform minor carpentry repairs.  The students are part of a larger 600-body task force assembled during the past month by NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD). Dubbed the “Alternative Spring Break,” the effort has targeted cleaning up facilities, residences and areas damaged by the super storm.  Students from other colleges and universities are also participating.   >>
WHAT:  During Alternative Spring Break, over 500 NJIT students, faculty, staff and alumni will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild in a resilient manner.  Students will work on removing debris from beaches and parks, removing floors and wallboard, replacing floors and walls, painting and carpentry, stocking and distributing food and clothing, and compiling information on areas affected by Sandy.   >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
Tony and Margaret Santos, professor and adjunct faculty in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), will present “New Portuguese Architecture” on March 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall as part of the Spring 2013 Lecture Series. >>
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) will host a spring symposium on “Distributed Intelligence” sponsored by AIANJ as part of the Spring 2013 Lecture Series on March 6 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall.  The symposium was originally planned for Fall 2012 and was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. >>
Nataly Gattegno and Jason Johnson, principals of Future Cities Lab, will present “Live Models” on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall as part of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) Spring 2013 Lecture Series. >>
How innovation districts can foster economic growth will be the focus of an upcoming panel, moderated by NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian at the 2013 Redevelopment Forum.  The event, sponsored by New Jersey Future, is set for March 1, 2013 in New Brunswick.  Other NJIT speakers will include College of Architecture and Design Dean Urs Gauchat, examining how new construction can “fit” into often delicate existing fabrics.  Colette Santasieri, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will sit on a third panel, addressing the tensions between port operations and redevelopments for nonindustrial/nonport related issues.  >>
Two teams of Albert Dorman Honors College students enrolled in the College's new Interdisciplinary Design Studio were prominently featured in the Star-Ledger for their award-winning research. >>
NJIT celebrates a new phase in the growth of its solar technology effort with the rededication of a research center as the China National Building Materials Photovoltaic Materials Research Center.  Expanding its previous work on Cadmium Telluride photocells with NJIT alumni-run Apollo Solar Energy, the new program addresses broader photocell technology and implementation studies.  >>
WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.  >>
Fourth year architecture students Ksenyia Kudlai, Nick Jaroni, Liz Opper, and David Perez have been awarded internships with City Hydroponics LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), as a result of their outstanding work in a course taught by NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster last semester.  >>
Anyone interested in the worlds of architecture and design won't want to miss the upcoming, free annual AIANJ Fall Symposium in Weston Hall, Summit and Warren streets, home of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD).  >>
College of Architecture and Design faculty members Martina Decker, Keith Krumwiede, Jesse LeCavalier, Tony Schuman, and Darius Sollohub will share their ideas, passions and projects in the second "Think Pieces" event on Thursday, January 31, at 6 p.m. in Weston Hall I.  >>
Kudos to Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood whose Sylki Chair, made from super thin metal making it weigh in at just 8 lbs, is featured in the current issue of the electronic publication Design Milk>>
Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina will be the focus of a Friday morning discussion at NJIT between a New Orleans designer instrumental in helping that city rebuild and planner Thomas Dallessio, the project manager of NJIT's new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
For the second consecutive year, architectural photographs by School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman were selected in the open competition for inclusion in the annual calendar produced by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
During winter break, College of Art and Design (COAD) faculty members Darius Sollohub and James Dart are leading a group of students on a two-week trip to India.  Sponsored by Ahmedabad-based Abellon Clean Energy and matched by Delhi's Amity University and private donations, the group's mission is to sponsor cultural and technological exchange between NJIT and Indian universities and businesses.  >>
Jamming, but not on musical instruments, will be the order of the day later this month as dozens of NJIT design and information technology students and a few from surrounding colleges pull all-nighters—some even all weekenders –at NJIT's Third Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ).  >>
Darius Sollohub, associate professor of architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently quoted in an article appearing in The Wall Street Journal.  >>
2012
Ian Siegel, a recent graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, is featured in an interview on the Student Showcase section of the website for Autodesk. >>
NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) have formed Team NJHA to compete jointly in the Solar Decathlon China (SD China) competition to be held in Datong, China in August 2013.  >>
NJIT publicly launched a major initiative today to call upon the university's myriad levels of expertise – design and architecture, urban planning and environmental engineering – to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.  >>
DesignIntelligence, the influential architecture and design publication, recently rated NJIT as one of the top brands in architectural education showing diversified strengths. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is energetically involved in helping New Jersey recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  The university has established a post-Sandy recovery program of research, design and case-study projects that will provide state and local leaders, business owners and residents with 21st -century expertise and ready-to-build designs for recovery in hard-hit areas. >>
The 3rd Annual Furniture Fair, which features unique furniture designs by third year industrial design students from the School of Art+Design, will take place on Dec. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.  >>
Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, homeowners might consider the advice of Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes.  >>
Three third-year interior design students from the School of Art + Design were selected as one of two winners of the 2012 “Through the Decades” Chair Design Competition sponsored by Kimball Office Furniture.  >>
Industrial Design major Catherine Leung is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on Nov. 4, 2012.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design, participated in this year's Teen Design Fair, an annual event held in New York City on Oct. 15.  >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor in the school of architecture, will present “Logistics, Archiecture, Infrastructure” on Oct. 25 in Colton Hall 416 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. >>
A group of faculty and students from the College of Architecture and Design were invited to present their design research last week at the 2012 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.  >>
Rima Taher, university lecturer in the College of Architecture & Design, has been invited to attend the Local Leadership Conference organized by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 12 and 13.  >>
Sustainability is an issue that cuts across disciplines and requires a spectrum of scientific approaches.  Research at NJIT embraces the integrative and collaborative approach that is critical for understanding how mankind can thrive in a more sustainable way.  >>
An educator, writer and designer, Keith Krumwiede has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an associate professor.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the new school year Sept. 12, 2012 at University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreation Facility on the NJIT campus.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design in the College of Architecture & Design and assistant director of the Idea Factory, recently presented a new paper and poster at an international conference and education symposium.  >>
SIGGRAPH, “the world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques” was held in Los Angeles, California from August 4 through August 9, and included a contingent of representatives from NJIT's School of Art + Design. >>
The College of Architecture and Design recently hosted the jury of the international student design competition called “Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages” organized by the International Council for Caring Communities, in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APECF) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations Ageing Units, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and other partners. >>
A noted international architect with interests in logistics and urbanism, Jesse LeCavalier, has been appointed assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.  >>
Martina Decker, an internationally renowned architect, who focuses on how new materials with novel properties might generate solutions to various contemporary challenges in sustainability and health and safety, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an assistant professor. >>
NJIT graduate and undergrad degree programs in engineering technologies and engineering-related fields are racking up kudos when it comes to educating minority students, according to the most recent rankings by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor of industrial design, will be participating in this year's Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Conference & Education Symposium>>
A chair to help musicians feel better and play better is the goal of David Brothers, assistant professor of interior design at NJIT's School of Art + Design.  He has created a chair designed to reduce the back pain that is an occupational hazard to musicians who are required to sit for long periods, most often on a seat not designed for their needs.  He said that his chair is designed to promote good playing posture and correct breathing techniques. >>
An NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) architect who designed an “ice house,” reminiscent of an igloo, has received yet another award for his unique residence.  >>
With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds.  >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design Professor Anthony Schuman will be a panelist at an upcoming June 8, 2012 conference taking place at Rutgers University.  The conference, "Urban Systems," is a joint PhD program between NJIT, Rutgers, and UMDNJ. >>
Brooks Atwood, co-founder and principal of POD Design + Media, assistant professor of industrial design and assistant director of the Idea Factory in the College of Architecture, was invited by the senior editor for Dwell magazine to participate on a panel discussion about Sound, Space & Object, the intersection of architecture and sound design for spaces, products and furniture.  >>
The results of the efforts of seventeen students and four faculty members from the School of Art + Design were displayed at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 19 through May 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.  >>
Brooks Atwood, co-founder and principal of POD Design + Media, assistant professor of industrial design and assistant director of the Idea Factory in the College of Architecture, will be participating on the Dwell magazine panel discussion on May 18, 2012 4 p.m at The Standard East Village in New York City.  >>
Infrastructure Planning students from the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT made a public presentation at the City of Hackensack Council Meeting on May 7. >>
Matt Gosser, adjunct professor of architecture, will be featured in Paterson's 4th Annual Art Walk on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design recently held its second annual Dean's Design Competition for New Jersey high school students naming Montclair's Jordan Sabourin first place winner.  >>
NJIT signed a cooperation agreement with the Bengbu Glass Industry Design Institute for personnel training, technical exchange, and research and development at a recent ceremony at NJIT.  >>
Industrial Design major Catherine Leung is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on April 15, 2012. >>
NJIT invites editors, reporters and producers to witness the official ground-breaking for the $80 million Warren Street Village project—a three-acre mixed-use housing complex on campus bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest.  >>
“Holding Pattern” brings Interboro Partners, and NJIT CoAD's Georgeen Theodore as one of the founding partners, another award. >>
Students from the School of Art and Design at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) recently spent a Saturday designing, building, and helping a family in need in Mahwah.   >>
Brad Chun, founder and CEO of Butterkiss Company, a consulting firm specializing in the development of early-stage start-up companies, will present on Wednesday, April 4 as part of the School of Art + Design's Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 14th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 29, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
The post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans planning and design work of James Dart, AIA, university lecturer and director of the Siena Urban Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is featured in a new book that examines the roles and responsibilities of architects in disaster recovery. >>
The College of Architecture and Design will host the awards ceremony for the Dean's Design Competition for High School Students on Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
The Department of Information Systems will be holding the 7th annual web design competition on Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
For the second consecutive year, the NJIT Interior Design program has two of three regional winners in the Annual Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition. >>
Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery.  >>
Brooks Atwood, assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, is featured in Walk and Watch (Artpower, 2011), a new book on cutting-edge display design. The book includes Atwood's The United States of Tara project for Showtime Networks.  >>
It's hard to imagine coming to college to learn how to design and build a 15-foot-tall-glacier, but that's exactly what some 32 industrial design students, all from New Jersey, and enrolled in the NJIT College of Architecture and Design will hope to accomplish on campus next week. >>
NJIT was the 13th/14th largest site in the US, the largest in New Jersey, and the 43rd/46th largest in the world out of 246 sites that participated in Global Game Jam 2012, with 69 registered participants developing nine games. >>
Check your calendars so as not to miss one of NJIT's famous free architecture lectures scheduled from February through April.  >>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site this weekend for Global Game Jam 2012, during which more than 150 sites around the world will compete to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately.  >>
Matt Gosser '03, an adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT, has curated a retrospective of the works of Claire Wagner Kosterlitz, a Bauhaus artist who emigrated to the US, at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark. >>
Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won the 2011-2012 ACSA Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for his project “Ice Cycle House.” >>
2011
An award-winning photo of St. Louis Square, Montreal, by Glenn Goldman, professor and founding director of NJIT's School of Art+Design, will be featured in the 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) West Jersey calendar. >>
Eight Interior Design students from the School of Art + Design who are members of the NJIT chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) spent Nov. 20 in Union, NJ, volunteering to help a family in need.  >>
Glenn Goldman, founding director of NJIT's School of Art + Design, has been appointed Education Liaison to ACM/SIGGRAPH 2013 to be held in Los Angeles. >>
Structural engineer Rima Taher, PhD, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings that can withstand extreme winds and hurricanes and a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected chair of the structural technical group of the Northern New Jersey branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design hosted the fourth annual AIA-NJ Symposium, entitled “Energy,” on October 26, 2011.  >>
Two faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design were invited by the PCI Board of Trustees/PCI Foundation to present their design research at the 2011 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. >>
Architect, engineer, and toy designer Chuck Hoberman will discuss "Transformable Principles in Design + Architecture" on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Zoe Coombes and David Boira of Cmmnwlth, a New York City-based furniture, art and design studio, will discuss "Cmmnwlth: In Lieu of Flowers" at the College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series on Oct. 24 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
"2x2," a new exhibit curated by NJIT special lecturer Matt Gosser and David Smith of Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea and Index Art Center in Newark, will be open to the public Monday through Friday from Oct. 21-Nov. 25 in the College of Architecture and Design Gallery. >>
Andrzej Zarzycki, an assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, recently presented two papers addressing the role of new media, gaming, and mobile on-demand culture.  >>
Kees Christiaanse of KCAP Architects & Planners will discuss "Stewed Information Harvesting and Digesting" at the College of Architecture and Design Fall Lecture Series on Oct. 17 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I.  >>
Following a week of tumultuous sleepless nights and round-the-clock construction, Team NJ's entry in the prestigious bi-annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011 has opened on the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, DC.  >>
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today joined competitors from three New Jersey universities, including NJIT, to kick off the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2011 Solar Decathlon on Washington's National Mall.     >>
Karen A. Franck, an environmental psychologist and a professor in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT, has an interest in memorials.  >>
Georgeen Theodore, of Brooklyn, NY, an assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
Jose Alcala, of Montclair, a university lecturer  in the NJIT College of Architecture and Design, has been selected  to receive the “Excellence in Instruction from a University Lecturer Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
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. >>
NJIT will be a proud sponsor of an important PBS NOVA documentary, “Engineering Ground Zero,” airing initially on Sept. 7, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS; see local listings for details.  >>
"The Art of Invention” featuring new sculpture by the American artist Daniel A. Henderson will be on view at NJIT from Oct. 1-Dec. 22, 2011.  >>
Karen A. Franck, PhD, professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, and Philip Speranza, an assistant professor at the University of Oregon-Eugene, will discuss “New Jersey Towns Remember: Observations of September 11 Memorials” at an interdisciplinary conference on Sept. 16-17 on the Manhattan campus of St. John's University.  >>
In a repeat performance from last year, Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross, an honors student from Lambertville, were accepted to participate in the Student Volunteer Program for SIGGRAPH 2011 held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from August 6 through August 11. >>
For the third consecutive year, students from the College of Architecture and Design received invitations and scholarships to participate in the Autodesk Bootcamp held in San Francisco, California. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Andrzej Zarzycki made two presentations during the “Capture and Construction” session at the 2011 ACM/SIGGRAPH conference on August 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. >>
Fifth-year architecture student Joann Kwan Lui has won third place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Steel Construction Student Design Competition. >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, presented his research on alternative integrated design practices and prefabricated building components at the international conference Economy, held at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University in Wales. >>
Construction of ENJOY: A Generation House, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 entry from Team New Jersey, a collaborative effort of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), begins July 11, 2011 following a ground-breaking at NJIT. >>
Assistant Professor of Industrial Design Brooks Atwood in collaboration with Virginia Harper Design designed and produced a series of custom D'cay and Cor'cay furniture for an exhibition on May 28-June 30 at the Rouge 58 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, presented research at the conference, "Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the 21st Century," the 2011 ACSA Teacher's Seminar. >>
Third-year industrial design students Sara Jane Rin of Jersey City and Avrami Rakovsky of Elizabeth participated in a three-day workshop during NYC Design Week in which they designed a bench with Brooks Atwood, assistant professor in NJIT's School of Art + Design, and designer Marc Thorpe.  >>
Richard Garber, AIA, associate professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in a roundtable discussion on June 8 on the intersection of digital and information technologies and the urban environment. >>
Aficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.  >>
Industrial design student Kristen Ciandella of South Plainfield was awarded the top prize of $1,500 for her “Wave Collection” in a table-top design competition sponsored by Cambridge Silversmiths, Ltd. of Fairfield, NJ for the second-year industrial design studio in NJIT's School of Art + Design. >>
Stephanie Thompson, of Belford, a third-year digital design student, and Polina Zaitseva, of Hackensack, an adjunct faculty member in NJIT's School of Art + Design, have each had work selected for display and competition at the 2011 Digital Graffiti Festival in Alys Beach, Florida. >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design, presented a paper at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians on an innovative construction system invented by Thomas Edison to mass-produce prefabricated, concrete houses.  >>
Tristan Pashalian of Avon-by-the-Sea, who just completed his third year in the Interior Design program in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, leveraged a project he created during the spring semester for an elective class in furniture design into an award-winning project. >>
For the second consecutive year, students from NJIT's School of Art + Design exhibited original work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. >>
Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes, will speak next week at the Annual Conference of Construction Specifications Canada (Devis de Construction Canada) in Montreal.   >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, acted as a Session Chair for the conference In the Beginning/In the End, the 2011 National Conference of the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS).  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Tony Schuman, of Montclair, will receive the notable Charles Cummings Award from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee (NPLC) for his tireless efforts to help Newark recover its status as a first class city.  >>
Panasonic Corporation of North America Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Taylor today delivered a moving address at NJIT's 2011 Commencement at the Prudential Center in Newark after receiving an honorary degree.  >>
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) congratulated NJIT students who participated last week in the EPA's P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
Students in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) and School of Art + Design were invited by Tishman Construction in New York City to showcase their projects today at an Earth Day Educational Fair from 11 a .m.-4 p.m. at 7 World Trade Center Plaza.  >>
The Digital Design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design continues its Industry Speak Seminar Series on April 18 with Andrew Grapsas, game designer at Arkadium, Inc. of New York City, where he is working on games suitable for social networking sites. >>
Glenn Goldman, director of NJIT's School of Art + Design, has been elected by the membership of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) to serve a two-year term on the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). >>
Sometimes engineering school really is fun. Just ask six Newark College of Engineering undergrads, three of whom recently made a remarkable road trip to Fort Worth, Texas to watch the “Flying Highlander” take fourth place in a notable aerospace international competition.  >>
Fernando Music, principal from The Rooster Design Group in New York City, will be speaking on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. as part of the ongoing Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series hosted by NJIT's School of Art + Design.  >>
The team comprised of Tristan Pashalian, Ida Torres and Peter Khalil, all third-year students in NJIT's BA in Interior Design program, has placed third in the national Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition>>
Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home.  >>
NJIT's BA in Interior Design program has two of three regional winners in the 2011 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition. >>
Eight teams of 3-4 students representing New York and New Jersey high schools will compete for prizes in the New Jersey Web Design Competition on March 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Susan Pikaart Bristol, of Rocky Hill, an adjunct professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was one of 10 honorees at the 28th Annual Tribute to Women 2011 Awards dinner on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.  >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will join scholars of design, photography, commercial vernacular and automotive culture in "Marvels of Roadside and Main Street America: The Itinerant Eye of John Margolies" on March 9 at the Library of Congress.  >>
The quality of life will rise one notch higher next summer for Long Island City residents, business owners and anyone else lucky enough to live near  the Museum of Modern Art's PS1.  >>
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will speak at NJIT, Feb. 21, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. in the ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center.   >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College Library was officially named the Gilbert Glass Library on Jan. 28 in a ceremony on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall. >>
Beginning on Jan. 28 and ending on Jan. 30, NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site for Global Game Jam 2011, during which more than 150 sites around the world will compete to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  >>
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). >>
2010
NJIT Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, a principal in POD Design + Media, will have his work featured later this month in The Showtime House airing Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 1, 2011.  >>
Robert Niedzwiecki, Andrew Keeling, and Abdel Hezzini took first-place honors in the semi-annual Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design Workshop Poster Presentation event for their project “Implementation of a Digitally Controlled Exhaust Powered Generator.” >>
Students enrolled in the industrial design program in NJIT's School of Art + Design, organized by Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, sold $1,690 worth of their work at Audible.com's "Audible Holiday Gala" yesterday in Newark. >>
Students in the industrial design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design, organized by Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, participated in the annual ELEVEN80 Holiday Cocktail Party Showcase on Dec. 7 in Newark. The showcase featured unique, one-of-a-kind designs produced by industrial design students that were offered for sale at this private, VIP event. Projects ranged from task lamps to furniture to sculptural "smart modules." Pictured here is a Card Lamp by fourth-year industrial design student Hossam Radwan.  >>
Architect Richard Garber has been named one of 32 new faces of design in the December issue of Dwell magazine http://www.dwell.com/articles/garden-statement.html. Garber, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT, shares the honor with Nicole Robertson, his partner in GRO Architects, New York City.  >>
CoAD Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's design for a prefabricated home in Buffalo, NY is featured in an article in the Journal of Architecture Education, Issue 64:1. This project, called the Ice Cycle house, features a series of innovative building solutions to sustainable living in northern climates.  >>
Glenn Goldman, professor in NJIT's School of Art and Design, received the Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Alexis Goldman, a project manager at Solutions Architecture in Newark and a 2002 graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, built a "Jumbotron" made entirely from unopened cans of food in an eight-hour Build Day as part of the CANstruction design competition. At the close of the exhibitions, the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Third-year Digital Design student Benjamin Gross of Lambertville won the Cover Design Competition for the 12th Annual VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS User's Conference. The conference, “Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital,” will be held on Jan. 11, 2011 at Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway and the program with Gross's work on the cover will be distributed to more than 200 attendees. Gross, a student in the College of Architecture and Design as well as the Albert Dorman Honors College, is a previous recipient of the Second Year Design Award for Digital Design and a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design.  >>
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, gave an invited speech at an education and infrastructure conference on Oct. 26-27 in Santiago, Chile. Taher spoke on the topic of designing and strengthening educational facilities against the risk of earthquakes and hurricanes; her paper on the subject will be published in the conference proceedings. The topic of the conference was "Advances in School Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Financial Role of the Private Sector" hosted by The Inter-American Development Bank's Education Division in collaboration with Chile's Ministry of Education. >>
A chaise lounge design by Daniel Kopec '99, an adjunct professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been published in Chairs (Lark Books, 2010), a compendium of contemporary designs. Prior to joining the faculty at NJIT, Kopec owned and operated a furniture design business.     >>
Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program launching next September at NJIT will be as likely to express their creative vision with software programs and high tech machines as with paint brushes and chisels. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will host the AIANJ Fall Symposium, "Users: Architecture and Post-Occupancy," on Oct. 27, 1:45-6:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Scott Sindorf, co-founder and principal at UVPHACTORY, an award-winning motion and design production house located in New York City, will be the guest speaker at the Industry Speak Seminar Series on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the College of Architecture and Design Conference Room. Coordinated by Assistant Professor Andrzej Zarzycki, the Industry Speak Seminar Series brings industry professionals in digital media, industrial design, interior design, and fine arts from the New York City/Northern New Jersey metropolitan area to speak with students and faculty in an intimate setting. >>
Mary Nittolo, president of The Studio, will join the lineup of digital media and visual communication professionals at the Industry-Speak Seminar Series on Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Coordinated by Assistant Professor Andrzej Zarzycki, the series brings industry professionals in digital media, industrial design, interior design, and fine arts from the New York City/Northern New Jersey metropolitan area to speak with students and faculty in an intimate setting in the College of Architecture and Design Conference Room. Contact: Andrzej Zarzycki at andrzej.zarzycki@njit.edu >>
Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan's "Fractured Bubble" design was recently selected as the "People's Choice Sukkah of New York City" in the 2010 Sukkah City Design Competition. Grosman is currently working as an architect in New York and teaches a design studio and a seminar at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The temporary structure, which was created by architecture students in NJIT's FABLAB, will be on display in Union Square until October 2. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design and Matthew Gosser '03 present "Details, Details, Details" featuring the work of artists Roberto Osti, Daniel Brophy, and Gocha Tsinadze, whose use of fine lines and uncompromising attention to detail offer a common linkage between artwork that would otherwise not appear so similar. A reception open to the public will be held on Sept. 24, 2010 from 5-9 p.m., with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. This exhibition will also be part of the Newark Arts Council's Open Doors, a weekend celebration of the arts with a Friday night gallery crawl and a Sunday afternoon open studio tour. For more information, call 973-596-3080 or go to: www.gosser.info. >>
Andrzej Zarzycki, an assistant professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been elected to the New York City chapter of the ACM/SIGGRAPH Board of Directors. ACM SIGGRAPH is the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, served as volunteers in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference last month in Los Angeles. >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, were selected to serve in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 SIGGRAPH Conference. Admission to the Student Volunteer Program is highly competitive and provides participants access to network with industry leaders and the opportunity to attend short courses, presentations of production case studies, and technical paper sessions. Students provide a minimum of 30 hours of service during the conference, which started on July 24 and concluded on July 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Palma and Gross are both third-year students in the Entertainment Track in NJIT's new BA program in Digital Design. For the bilingual Palma, an EOP student and past recipient of a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design, this marked the second consecutive year he was selected to participate at SIGGRAPH; 2010 was the first SIGGRAPH conference for Gross, a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded NJIT $468,495 to create a comprehensive series of four courses to train and teach mechanical engineers in the New York Metropolitan Region how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.  The NJIT Center for Building Knowledge, which thanks to its involvement with regional utilities and other state agencies has had much experience doing this kind of work, will organize and run the training sessions. Center Executive Director Deane M. Evans will be the project director.     >>
Parametric smart modules created in an industrial design class taught by Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, assistant director of the FabLab at NJIT's School of Art and Design will be on display June 18-July 18 in the NOUS Gallery in London during the London Festival of Architecture. >>
Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes, is available to educate people about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces. >>
Sara Jane Rin, a second-year industrial design student in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, stands next to her work that was on display at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at NYC's Javits Center during the weekend of May 15-18. The event exposes students and their work to industry leaders in manufacturing and design, and also promotes awareness of NJIT to design and manufacturing professionals. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Richard Garber will receive next week a Project of the Year Award from Jersey City for the PREtty Fab House, a one-family sustainable home in the Greenville section of Jersey City. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.   >>
Brian Novello, of Rockaway Township,  a graduating fifth year student in the NJIT Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program, has received the third place bronze medal from NJIT for his inventive design to create docking stations in rivers to harness clean energy.  The honor was awarded at the NJIT Dana Knox Provost Research Day competition on April 14, 2010.  >>
Giancarlo Fricano, of Bridgewater, received the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design Award at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.  >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Architects and Clients by Karen A. Franck, a professor in both the NJIT College of Architecture and Design and the NJIT College of Science and Liberal Arts, was published last month by Wiley & Sons. The book explores the relationship between client and architect through the lens of four overlapping activities that occur during any project: relating, talking, exploring and transforming. Teresa von Sommaruga Howard is the co-author.  >>
Teams of 3-4 students representing more than 43 New York and New Jersey high schools will participate today in NJIT's Fifth Annual Web Design Competition. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition challenges students to create or improve websites according to established design specifications. >>
NJIT graduate architecture students are developing how to improve retail and residential areas near two rail stations on the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line in Plainfield this semester.  Both stations will experience increased usage with the completion of a second tunnel beneath the Hudson River, the Access to the Region's Core project (ARC).  >>
Recent visitors to Jersey City know how much the skyline has changed in recent years—especially along the waterfront now replete with glittering and glamorous corporate office buildings tied together by a wide brick walkway for strolls along the Hudson River. Speaking on March 8, 2010 will be the key planners behind those changes.  >>
Rima Taher, a structural engineer at NJIT has accepted an invitation from Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to join architects and engineers creating a construction guide for rebuilding in earthquake and hurricane-prone areas. The guide would be used as a resource to builders as they begin their efforts in Haiti.  The manual will cover job site safety, dos and don'ts for earthquake and hurricane-resistant building and a list of appropriate/sustainable materials. It will be distributed for non-commercial use. >>
Anthony (Tony) Schuman, a professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been named a distinguished professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  >>
Unique furniture designs made of exotic woods by craftsman Glen G. Guarino and life-size plywood fabrications of everyday objects by conceptual artist Ryan Roa, will be the focus of two simultaneous art shows opening at NJIT on March 4, 2010 from 5-9 p.m.  >>
Architect and photographer Christopher Payne, known for his photography books highlighting forgotten and lost structures, will be among the speakers at NJIT's free Monday night lecture series running through April.  More topics will include Jersey City's amazing redevelopment, hyperdensity, plus recent architectural projects by the renowned architect Bernard Tschumi. >>
Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and founding principal of VCDC in New York City, will discuss "Hyperdensity" at the Skanska Endowed Lecture on Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall II. The event kicks off NJIT's College of Architecture and Design Spring 2010 Evening Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. >>
The Division of Continuing Professional Education at NJIT will host an open house for Weekend University on Jan 7, 2010, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus. If you can't attend the open house, an online chat session will provide similar information. The chat will be held on Jan 6, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Register at http://adultlearner.njit.edu/about/chat.php. >>
2009
Habitat for Humanity Newark will announce the winners of an affordable townhouse design competition for Newark's South Ward on Dec. 14, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the 7th Floor Loft at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. >>
Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover thrilled friends of NJIT at the university's recent annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration.  >>
Jason Peist '08, a member of the design team at TMR and Associates, P.C. in Rutherford, was named the AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year for 2009. An early graduate of the 5-year bachelor of architecture program and the Albert Dorman Honors College in December 2008, Jason is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program at NJIT.  >>
Students in an NJIT architecture studio welcomed a group of guests last weekend to review their designs and provide practical feedback on the plans. >>
Students in a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) architectural studio have a unique opportunity: design a group of townhouses that will actually be built by Habitat for Humanity next year. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer and producer Savion Glover, who was born and raised in Newark, will provide the entertainment. >>
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.  >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will host a public forum on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and the emerging potential for the role of architecture in the design of the built environment. The NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will sponsor the free event, open to the public, set for Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15 p.m.-7 p.m.  >>
NJIT Humanities Lecturer Jon Curley and Architecture Associate Professor Tony Schuman will join Newark-based filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno for a panel discussion about making the film New Work: Newark in 3D on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Curley wrote and recorded the poems that accompany the film, which is being shown in tandem with the 1920 avant-garde film Manhatta and will become a permanent part of the museum's permanent collection. >>
NJIT Research Architect B. Lynn Hutchings believes that by making a few practical, effective and relatively inexpensive changes to school buildings, they can become better environments for students with severe physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. She will spread her word to school social workers at the Nov. 6-8, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, in San Antonio. >>
"Theatre Town," an art exhibition celebrating Newark's theatre history curated by Newark resident artist and NJIT adjunct faculty member Matthew Gosser, will open with a reception from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Oct. 17 and run through Nov. 28 at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design Gallery. The Gallery is located at 367 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Newark. For more information, call 973-596-3080.  >>
A series of noted architects and educators will discuss their work as material evidence of emerging forms of contemporary design practice, the various technologies being used, and to what end they are being applied at the AIANJ Material Evidence Symposium on Oct. 28, 1:15-7 p.m. in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The symposium is a public forum for discussion and debate on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and emerging potentials for its role in the design of our built environment. Attendees must RSVP to Amada Belton, amada@njit.edu, 973-596-5566. >>
James Dart AIA, university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design and principal of DARCH in New York City, will be a contributor at a national conference "New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning" on Oct. 24-25 at Tulane University. Dart, along with Associate Professor Darius Sollohub and many dedicated NJIT architecture students, has been active in planning and design efforts in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.   >>
Architect Martin Hamm will discuss strawbale construction at a seminar on Oct. 12, 5:45 p.m. at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, Weston Lecture Hall 1. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Campus Center and the student chapter of the US Green Building Council, the talk is free and open to the public. >>
October will be a busy month for art lovers in Newark thanks to the efforts of resident artist and curator Matthew Gosser, an NJIT adjunct faculty member. Gosser's latest work, “Theater Town,” a huge outdoor mural on the rear wall of 441 Broad Street, has no doubt stirred the interest of downtowners.  >>
Thomas Ogorzalek, PhD, of Jersey City, university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, received the NJIT Award for Instruction by a University Lecturer at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
An NJIT architecture professor with an architecture student has designed a network of modular floating docks to harness clean energy for New York City. The proposal was featured this week in Metropolis magazine.  >>
Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction. >>
The Listening Studio, a unique new audio and visual laboratory with state-of-the-art testing equipment for the hearing impaired, designed by architect Brooks Atwood, an NJIT adjunct professor of architecture, has opened in lower Manhattan.  >>
The Listening Studio, a breakthrough innovation for people with hearing loss that recently opened at the Center for Hearing and Communication in lower Manhattan, was fabricated by students and faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design using the university's Fabrication Laboratory, or FABLAB. The audio and video installation is acoustically designed to simulate an array of real-life listening environments. Brooks Atwood, an adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT and a principal of POD DESIGN+MEDIA LLC, helped design the project. The Studio is open to the public by appointment only by calling (917) 305-7766.  >>
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, a professor of information systems at the University of Oulu in Finland and a visiting scholar at Media-X, Stanford University, will discuss "Persuasive Systems Design" at an Information Systems Department Seminar on May 11, 1-2 p.m. in GITC 1403.  >>
The Spring 2009 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature describes the transformation of New Jersey School of Architecture, now one part of the new NJIT College of Architecture and Design along with the recently established School of Art+Design. >>
"The Holocaust: A Retrospective,” a collection of original works by the late Newark-born artist Marcia Marx, will open in Newark for one month on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey. Artist Matthew Gosser, familiar to area residents for his group shows at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, curated the exhibit. >>
NJIT has received a proclamation from NJ Governor Jon S. Corzine recognizing the university and Panasonic “for their continued commitment to developing the creative thinking and technical skills of New Jersey's students.” NJIT student interns help to design the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge, with NJIT faculty and staff serving as judges. Since 1991, NJIT has partnered with Panasonic in the competition sponsored by the company, which tests many skills as high school teams vie for college scholarships and other prizes. >>
“The Holocaust: A Retrospective," a collection of original works by internationally recognized artist Marcia Marx and curated by Matthew Gosser, special lecturer of architecture at NJIT, will open on April 19 at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark. An opening reception with refreshments will take place on April 19 starting at noon and ending at 5 p.m. The exhibit will run through May 20.   >>
Stephen Kieran, FAIA, of KieranTimberlake in Philadelphia, will discuss "Five Dwellings: Nothing, Little, More, Much More, More than Enough" on April 16 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The AIANJ Endowed Lecture is free and open to the public. >>
Anna Dyson, director of the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Built Ecologies" on March 23 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Spring 2009 Evening Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
If your child dreams of designing for the web, then NJIT is the place to be on March 18, 2009. Nearly 500 high school students from more than 43  New York and New Jersey high schools will descend upon the campus for NJIT's Fourth Annual Web Design Competition. >>
“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate Women's History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
Paul Seletsky, senior manager of digital design at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, will discuss "The Digital Design Ecosystem-Towards a Pre-Rational Architecture" on March 9 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of  the Spring 2009 Evening Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
NJIT wraps up Black History Month with an unusual three-dimensional interactive art installation, celebrating diversity and created by a group of more than a dozen diverse architecture students of Latino, Asian and African American descent.     >>
Leave it to the architects who always want to redesign something. This time, it's the entire New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT reinvented with a new name: College of Architecture and Design (CAD). Within the College another new entity will reside – School of Art + Design (SA+D). >>
Nathan C. Hoyt, FAIA, principal/director of Interiors at Davis Brody Bond Aedas in New York, will discuss "A Metaphor for an Ideal City: Incorporating Change in an Historic Structure" on Feb. 23 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. The talk, which is free and open to the public, kicks off the Spring 2009 Evening Lecture Series. >>
A new book by Carol S. Johnson, PhD, assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, shows how archives available in local and state libraries across the U.S. can provide rich sources of technical communication history and examples of technical and business writing. In The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810 to 1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009), Johnson explains that our predecessors eventually turned logs and notes into standardized texts and industry bibles, creating many of the types of information design that we use today. A podcast series related to the book is available at http://web.njit.edu/~cjohnson/lukens.htm >>
2008
NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 19, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117, will include a review of the status of the NJ schools' construction program. >>
“Developing Newark: Which Direction is Forward?”—a multi-university symposium on planning, design, economy and community will be held tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2008, at NJIT.  The theme will be revitalizing Newark and its region. >>
A free seminar by NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans scheduled for Nov. 5, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm 117 has been postponed.             >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, won the New Jersey Business and Industry Association's Bright Idea Award for his paper “Communication and Leadership Differences in Virtual Design Teams: Why Some Teams Do Better Than Others.” Dr. Fjermestad will be recognized at an awards ceremony in November. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
Three architects in training from NJIT representing the The Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Morristown received honorable mention in the 2008 Millennium School International Design Competition based in the Philippines. The team placed fourth among the top seven winners in the competition, which attracted 120 entries from designers worldwide. At left: Brian D.B. Novello, a third-year student at the New Jersey School of Architecture who has interned as an architectural designer at the company's Morristown office since 2005; Muhammad H. Hussain '02 LEED AP, an architectural designer based in the Houston office; and team leader Benjamin P. Bakas ‘03, LEED AP, an architectural designer in Morristown. >>
Darius Sollohub, associate professor at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, is featured today on The Daily Newarker community blog.  During the 31-minute interview, Sollohub provides some insight into the New Urbanism movement and how Newark's future is being guided from an urban design perspective. >>
Architect Gregory Minott, a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will share with two other architects a $10,000 prize for Best Design for Building in the Dudley Square Community Charrette and Design Competition. >>
A team of four students received the platinum (first place) award for their project "A Real Time Wireless Data Acquisition System" at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop on May 5. From left: Atam Dhawan, PhD, chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT; William Contrares; Fernando Delgado; Darren Coppola; Yevgeniy Voronin; and Kevin Carswell, chair of the ECE/IAB at IBM. >>
Hansika Hegde, of Old Bridge, a information technology major, took first place in the "Can It!" recycling container design competition at NJIT. Contestants were challenged to build a recycling container for paper and/or bottles and cans made entirely of recycled or reusable materials. >>
More than 300 high school students will gather for the third annual New Jersey Web Design Competition on March 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at NJIT. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems, the competition is an opportunity for talented young people from throughout the state to compete with the best and brightest of high school peers.    >>
2007
A few days ago, the remnants of Hurricane Noel traveled northward to New York and New England with wind speeds approaching 80 miles per hour in Massachusetts. The storm caused significant damages, especially there. >>
The edge in knowledge is not limited to engineering and science: NJIT, the state's science and technology university, is expanding its educational offerings with surprising new degree programs for 2008 (pending approval). The university is accepting applications for Fall 2008 studies in eight new innovative areas including art and design, business and computing. >>
NJIT Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Timothy Wang, PhD, of Montville, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Soha Abdeljaber, of North Bergen, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
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High school students from throughout New Jersey, as well as the surrounding states, spent the day and most of the night at NJIT building a prototypical village of learning environments using only UPS boxes and tape. The event was part of the New Jersey School of Architecture's summer architecture career exploration program. A jury of architects judged the finished projects and selected a winning design. >>
Certain home shapes and roof types can better resist high winds and hurricanes, according to a researcher at NJIT. Civil engineer Rima Taher, PhD, special lecturer in  NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, spent two years examining the findings of research centers that have studied the best designs, construction materials and methods needed to withstand extreme wind events and hurricanes. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT has been selected to host the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) later this year. A partnership program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Architectural Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors, the MICD has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. >>
"Ward City” has been named the winner of “Project Exploration: A Playground Design Challenge,” the first architectural design competition presented by the NJIT chapter of the Resident Society of Aspiring Architects. The competition had solicited submissions to redesign the existing playground at the Sarah Ward Nursery on Jay Street in Newark. Members of the winning team—Donna Miller, Danielle Portella, Caitlin Grant (team captain), Carmela Tripodi, and Jason Peist—will implement their design this summer. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) competed earlier in the month in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. >>
Building with bricks isn't the image that comes to mind for an architect. But that is exactly what more than 120 second-year architecture students at NJIT will do April 14-15 as they roll up their sleeves and dip into the cement for the very popular annual masonry competition run by the Masonry Contractors of NJ at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at NJIT will host the 2007 Design Showcase, a second annual gala celebration highlighting the design excellence of current and former NJSOA students, on April 19, 3-9 p.m. in Weston Hall. >>
The NJIT chapter of the Resident Society of Aspiring Architects (RSAA) has announced its first architectural design competition, “Project Exploration: A Playground Design Challenge,” which has solicited submissions to redesign the existing playground at the Sarah Ward Nursery on Jay Street in Newark. The public is invited to attend a preliminary presentation showcase to be held on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Wassim Jabi, PhD, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will lead a research team to apply the traditional studio model of teaching and learning to computing sciences. Earlier this month, the NSF announced support of the project with an 18-month, $200,000 grant. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT will host “Information Models in Practice,” a two-part, four-hour series of presentations and discussions categorized by the use of Building Information Modeling software in design, documentation and construction practices, on March 28, 3-7 p.m. The event is the first in a series sponsored by AIA New Jersey. >>
Empty coffee cups, excitement and innovative web design will be the order of the day on March 14, when more than 300 high school students gather for the second annual web design competition at NJIT. >>
A team of NJIT engineering students received the Egor Popov Award for Structural Innovation and ranked ninth overall in the 2007 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Competition for Undergraduates in Civil and Structural Engineering. The competition was held on Feb. 8-9 at the EERI Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. >>
2006
Students Ho Ting Shiu, Richard Zieminski and Kiratbir Khurana received the platinum (first place) award for their project "GPS Tracking with an Integrated RF Transceiver" at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop on Dec. 14. From left: Ho Ting Shiu, Richard Zieminski, Kiratbir Khurana, Kevin Carswell, chair, ECE/Industry Advisory Board, IBM; and Atam Dhawan, chair, ECE. >>
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Six students enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College won the Best Meal Award for their project titled “A Bea-CAN of Hope” in the Canstruction® competition. Created by the Society for Design Administration, the competition invited participants to design giant sculptures made entirely from unopened cans of food. At the close of the exhibitions the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
"Opportunistic Architecture" is the topic of a lecture by Paul Lewis of the Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis design firm on Nov. 6 at 5:45 p.m. at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, Lecture Hall I. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or reservations please call 973-596-3080. >>
The Masonry Contractors of NJ donated 200 books valued at more than $30,000 to the Littman Library at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The books are references designed to help students who wish to learn more about masonry construction. The organization sponsors Masonry Day--in which master masons visit the school and teach aspiring architects about the intricacies of working with brick--as well as an annual scholarship. >>
A team of students under the supervision of Maurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, will compete for the EPA's Second Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Award at the National Student Design Expo on May 9 and 10 in Washington, DC. >>
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Students and alumni from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) presented their work on April 20 at the Design Showcase 2006. “New Orleans East,” a report by architecture students on their design and construction work this semester helping residents in New Orleans return to their homes, was featured at the annual event. >>

KUDOS-April 2006

April 01, 2006
NJIT Students Take First and Third Place in ASME Mechanical Engineering CompetitionNJIT continued its run of success at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Regional Student Conference on April 1, 2006 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the eighth time in the last eleven years, NJIT mechanical engineering students captured first place in the National Student Design Contest. The design involved the development of a prototype device for cast fishing for a quadriplegic using sip and puff technology. The winning team of John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez will represent ASME Region II at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Chicago in November. NJIT's team of Eric Jakubik and Eric Shapiro also honored the university with a third-place finish in the contest. >>
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During the Masonry Design Build Competition, students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) will spend Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, working on building projects with the masons. >>
Environmental psychologist Richard Olsen, PhD, and research architect Lynn Hutchings are people on a mission. The researchers, based in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, would like to see older people and people with dementia live better, safer and more comfortable lives staying in their homes. “The thing to keep in mind when assessing a home is to remain flexible and honest when assessing the capabilities of the individual,” said Olsen. >>
Architect Pablo Campos will discuss "The Educational Campus: Architecture + Learning - The Innovative University of Salamanca Campus at Villamayor" on March 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The lecture is free and open to the public. >>
Three high schools took top awards during a website-design contest held March 14 at NJIT. Twenty-one schools and 150 students from the metropolitan region competed in the contest, sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems. A team from Henry Hudson Regional High School (at left) took first place for designing a prototype for a teaching website. >>
Matt Gosser, an adjunct instructor of architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will be honored by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for making furniture, sculpture and art from objects he salvaged at the former Pabst Brewery. >>
Laurie Hawkinson will discuss her recent architectural work on Feb. 13, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. >>
2005
Atam Dhawan, PhD, chairman of the department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at NJIT, hosted the Senior Design Poster Presentation Workshop on Dec. 13. Student teams showcased their senior research projects and made presentations to faculty, fellow students and sponsors such as IBM Corporation. Michael Garone, who won first place for his poster presentation, is pictured at left with his advisor, Leonid Tsybeskov, PhD.  >>
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Erica D'Almeida, a senior majoring in architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received a Presidential Leadership Award during university convocation. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT. >>
Environmental psychologist Richard Olsen, PhD, a research professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has developed 16 easy and affordable ways people can make their homes safer and more comfortable.  The information may help baby boomers planning retirement homes.  Olsen regularly studies ways to improve living environments for the aging and people with disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.“Our studies consistently illustrate that with several simple, relatively inexpensive modifications such as reorganizing the kitchen cabinets or installing anti-skid strips on the stair tread, people can create safer and more comfortable living environments,” said Olsen who also directs the health and aging division at NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research. >>
Students from the New Jersey School of Architecture won both first place and honorable mention in the student section of the building division of the 2004 Autodesk Innovation Awards competition. First-place award went to fifth-year undergraduate student Elliot Glassman for his proposed River Vale Public Safety Complex (at left) created in the design studio of Professor Glenn Goldman. Graduate student Hector Camps won honorable mention for his project, a proposed addition to the Uffizi Gallery created in the design studio of Professor M. Stephen Zdepski. >>
Darius Sollohub, assistant professor and associate director of infrastructure planning, New Jersey School of Architecture, was interviewed last week on WBGO for a story on proposed development in Bergen County. Thomas Wright, an adjunct member of the architecture faculty, also provided comments. >>
2004
Four student teams at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) won research awards during a Senior Design Poster Presentation Workshop sponsored by the university's department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The workshop, the sixth that ECE has hosted, was held at the NJIT campus. >>
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Four student teams at NJIT won research awards during a Senior Design Poster Presentation Workshop sponsored by the university's department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE). Atam Dhawan, PhD, chairman of the ECE department, hosted the Dec. 9 workshop, during which student teams showcased their senior research projects and made presentations to faculty, fellow students and sponsors such as IBM Corporation. Alex Nieves and Wilson A. Rodriquez won first place for their poster presentation. >>
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The School of Architecture (SOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently announced that three high school students won the annual National Architectural Design Competition for high school students. This year's project was to design a skateboard park, replete with an arena, bleachers and a service area that included showers, lockers, a food station and an administration area. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) competed in a masonry design competition, with five teams winning $18,500 in prize money. The contest, sponsored by The Masonry Contractors of New Jersey and co-sponsored by The International Masonry Institute, taught the students techniques they don't commonly encounter in design studios: how to spread mortar and lay brick. >>
Zeynep Celik, Ph.D., a professor of architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) received a 2004 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship.The Guggenheim Foundation selected Celik, of Manhattan, on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.  >>
Nancy Czesak, a prominent NYC architect who oversaw the construction of Carnegie Hall's new underground theater, returns to her alma mater, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), March 29, 2004.  Czesak, a Jersey City resident who grew up in Clifton, will headline the university's annual dinner encouraging young high school women to pursue careers in technology and science.  >>
The Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA), an organization comprised of 12 precast concrete producer member firms located throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, announces Michael Kluck, an architect with the Princeton Design Guild in Belle Mead, New Jersey, as the first place winner of their Precast Castle Design Competition. Sika Corporation and Meadow Burke Products served as co-sponsors of this year's program in celebration of MAPA's twenty-fifth anniversary. >>
2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 31, 2003
“During construction, pieces are still coming together, so there is definitely some vulnerability,” says John Schuring, in response to the parking deck collapse in Atlantic City. “Also, the loading on the structure is unpredictable during construction.” A multi-story structure such as a parking deck also relies on the strength of concrete cured just days earlier. “Sometimes,” he adds, those strengths may be overestimated because the concrete is not fully cured.” >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently announced the appointment of architect Karen Nichols, FAIA, to the NJSOA Board of Visitors. >>
Manuel Millan (Carteret), and Wai Lung Choi (Newark), students at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, have added to the honors historically won by entries from NJIT in the 2003 Caddies competition. Millan won a second-place award in the Undergraduate Student category for Venetian Canal and tied for third place with Choi for Glass Studio. Choi's winning entry is Prague Town Square. According to Cadalyst Magazine, the winners, Millan and Choi among them, stood out from an “overwhelming” number of entries. >>
Like many a creative professional, NJIT's Jim Dyer, associate dean of architecture, knows a sure method for trend-spotting. He listens to his four children.   As a result, this year NJIT's School of Architecture's high-school-student design competition will tap into a hot national trend, the popularity of skateboarding. The school will hold a contest challenging entrants to come up with plans for a public skatepark.   Contest announcements will be mailed to 15,000 students across the nation on Oct. 10. NJIT's goal in sponsoring the contest is to attract national talent to the school, Dyer says. "It's our way of extending the the talent pool."   The competition, an annual event for the NJIT School of Architecture, has drawn hundreds of entrants in past years. The first prize, five-year scholarship to the architecture school, has a value of $65,000 to out-of-state students. Second place will be a five-year scholarship offering a 50 percent reduction in tuition each year. The specific design topic changes every year. Dyer, and special lecturer John Nastasi, a Hoboken architect who is contest coordinator, think this year's topic will be a winner.        Though skateboards have been around for decades, the art of riding them has more recently become a commercially endorsed sport. Skateboarding has professional athletes and is featured in the "X Games" a televised competition organized by the ESPN cable network. Building and designing the parks has become an industry in itself.   There are close to 500 skateparks in the nation, according to skateboardparks.com. California leads the nation with 68 skateparks. Of New Jersey's 12 parks, several are commercial enterprises, such as the nearby RexPlex, a 2,000 square-foot indoor facility  near Newark Liberty  International Airport in Elizabeth, NJ. But more and more communities are building their own parks, says Dyer.  Not only can the sport be fun to watch, having a sanctioned park keeps skateboarders away from other public spaces where they can be a hazard to pedestrians.   Dyer says sons Christopher, 14, and Brendan, 10, had been telling him all summer that  building a town skatepark would benefit their own community, Danbury, Connecticut.   "They even petitioned our mayor," says Dyer.   Figuring that if his kids are interested, others will be too, Dyer hopes this year's challenge could draw a record number of entrants.   "Last year's design project was a community center. Boring,"  Dyer says, "We got 100 entries. The year we asked for a design for a firehouse we had over 1,000 entries."   Nastasi--who says he skateboarded in his youth on the Wildwood boardwalk--is also excited about this year's topic. He sees the parks as public theatre. The design criteria call for a skateboard arena, where participants will ride their boards; seating for spectators; and a service facilty to include locker rooms,  maintenance and administration areas, and a first-aid station.   "It's a kind of modern urban theatre," says Nastasi, "an idiosyncratic contemporary urban landscape."   From an architectural viewpoint, the design will be judged on how well the student contestant incorporates the "skin" of the structure, the forms of skateboard ramps, the need for access--all with an eye to making the structure enticing to the public as a park while making efficient use of the alloted space.   The deadline for entrants will be in February and the winners announced May 3, 2004.   "This our year to be dramatically different," says Dyer. ---Gale Scott   >>
The annual awards ceremony for the School of Architecture (SOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently honored students for outstanding contributions to the school and for student efforts. >>