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2012
It was almost 60 years ago when hot rodders raced home-built cars through Newark, but thanks to NJIT, Rutgers University, Newark and the City of Newark, the first All-American Soap Box Derby since then will be held here June 16.   >>
2009
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.  >>
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). >>
2008
Keith Kaseman and Julie Beckman of Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies in Philadelphia, will discuss "Postscript: Pentagon Memorial 2002-2008" on Nov. 17 at 5:45 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. >>
“A Barcelona Practice” is the topic of a lecture by architect Mario Corea of Corea & Moran Arquitectura in Barcelona, Spain, on October 27 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall 1 in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is the fourth in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. >>
Zeynep Celik, PhD, a distinguished professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. Celik teaches about the history of architecture and architectural criticism. >>
2007
Three graduates of the New Jersey School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology were hired by Hillier Architecture in Princeton. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
“Scale Shift: From Furniture to Architecture” is the topic of a lecture by Ben Cherner, principal of Cherner Design, on Feb. 19 at 5:45 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. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
2006
"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. >>
Colin Cathcart of Kiss + Cathcart Architects will discuss "Building the Right Shade of Green" on Oct. 16 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information or reservations please call 973-596-3080.  >>
James Wines, founder of SITE Environmental Architects, will discuss "Identity in Density" on Feb. 6, 2006 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The lecture, which kicks off the NJSOA Spring 2006 Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. >>
Katia Passerini, PhD, has been named the Hurlburt Professor of Management of Information Systems in the School of Management at NJIT. “Since she joined the faculty at NJIT, Katia has demonstrated an unusual assortment of talent, skills and knowledge – she truly has helped us understand what the NJIT theme, 'The Edge in Knowledge,' can mean,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson. >>
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
Laurie Hawkinson, an associate professor of architecture at Columbia University and a partner in the Smith-Miller + Hawkinson design firm, will discuss her recent work on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall of New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The event, which is free and open to the public, is the fifth in the NJSOA's Fall Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
"A Critic's Obsession" is the topic of a talk by Robert Campbell, Pulitzer-Prize winning critic for the Boston Globe, on Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall of New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The event, which is free and open to the public, is the fourth in the NJSOA's Fall Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
Ralph Jackson, a principal in the Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott architectural firm in Boston, will discuss his recent work on October 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall of New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). The event, which is free and open to the public, is the second in the NJSOA's Fall Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
A team of architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is helping to redevelop one of the state's oldest cities: Paterson. The students, all of whom attend the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at NJIT, recently briefed Paterson officials on their plan to redesign nine neighborhoods in the city. And on May 17, starting at 6:30 p.m., the students will present their plan to the Paterson City Council.  >>
Wassim Jabi, PhD, assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at NJIT, was elected president of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), the main group in North America for educators and researchers working in computer-aided architectural design. “NJSOA has been a long-time national leader in computer-aided design,” Jabi said, “and it's a great honor to be the third professor from NJSOA to lead ACADIA." >>
Nine teams of architecture students, all sophomores at the New Jersey School of Architecture, competed recently in a masonry competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. Using masonry elements such as brick, mortar and concrete, the students built parts of small cultural centers. Forty masons spent two days teaching the students building techniques. The first-place team, whose winning design is shown at left, will share a $7,500 prize. >>
This weekend, a team of 40 masonry craftsmen will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to teach more than 100 architecture students how to build walls using techniques such as plastering, mortaring, and laying and cutting brick. The students, divided into nine teams, will compete in the Masonry Design Build Competition, in which they must build parts of a cultural center. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is hosting a colloquium to discuss how an invention moves from a mere idea to a commercial product. The colloquium, sponsored by the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT, will explore this topic with two esteemed panelists. >>
For three days, architecture students at NJIT will abandon their studios to work with skilled masons who will turn their abstract designs into something more concrete: namely, brick walls. During the Masonry Design Build Competition, the students, all of whom attend the New Jersey School of Architecture, will spend April 2-3 working with the masons, and a third day on April 4, displaying their building projects and giving presentations to judges. “Masonry Day is a great example of hands-on higher education,” said Urs Gauchat, dean of the New Jersey School of Architecture. “It helps college students develop a respect for the craftsman's skills and teaches them that their designs and their plans are not an end in themselves.” >>
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How does an invention move through the several steps from invention to commercialization? This topic will be explored in “The Invention Process Lifecycle: A Panel” on March 30, 2005, 2:30-4 p.m. in Weston Hall, School of Architecture, Lecture Room 1. The colloquium will feature presentations by Raymond P. Thek, JD (at left), who will discuss the legal aspects of inventions, and Harvey D. Homan, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Urovalve, Inc. The colloquium is free and open to the public. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) Gallery at NJIT is hosting a special exhibit of set design material by Vern H. Smith, featuring theatrical stage models, sketches, watercolors, and photographs from plays and musicals presented at Theatre in the Park in Edison, at the Rutgers Bradley Hall Theatre and at NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre. The exhibit, which will be on display through March 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., demonstrates the principles of creative art and design that Smith taught and put into practice in his work.   Smith has donated the material to the NJIT-Rutgers Theatre Program, so that after the exhibit closes, it will be archived and made available in NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre Library. >>
Kim Vierheilig, who graduated from the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received the Intern Architect of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She received the award during a recent reception at the Newark Museum. >>
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
Craig Schwitter, a partner in the Buro Happold engineering firm, will speak on “Engineering Complexity: Performance-Based Design in Use” today at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall of New Jersey School of Architecture. The event, which is free and open to the public, concludes the school's Fall Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
The second of three sessions of the fourth annual New Jersey School of Architecture (SOA) Summer Architecture Career Exploration Program concluded today with an awards ceremony and closing remarks from NJSOA Dean Urs Gauchat. High school juniors and seniors with an interest in architecture participate in this intensive, two-day program. Students attended classes in design, computer graphics and drawing, plus built a learning center using UPS boxes. John J. Nallin, Vice President, United Parcel Service and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, donated more than 3,000 UPS boxes. >>
High school juniors and seniors with an interest in architecture participated in the first of two sessions of the fourth annual New Jersey School of Architecture Summer Architecture Career Exploration Program on June 29 and June 30, 2004. In addition to classes in design, computer graphics and drawing, students were assigned a hands-on project in which they were instructed to build a learning center using UPS boxes. The winning design, shown at left, was judged based on criteria including process and product, teamwork, and completing a project within a short time period.  “It was very difficult to choose the winning design,” said Darius Sollohub, assistant professor and associate director of the Master in Infrastructure Planning Program. >>
In the latest example of institutional collaboration proposed by the presidents of New Jersey's research universities and envisioned by Gov. James E. McGreevey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have announced a new dual-degree program. >>
Starting next fall, graduates from Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture will receive a dual Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) and Master in Infrastructure Planning (MIP) upon completion of 60 credits. To complete the dual-degree program, each school will accept 12 credits from the other toward graduation requirements, thus reducing by 24 the total of 84 credits that would be needed to obtain the two degrees separately. The New Jersey School of Architecture's MIP is the only program of its type in North America that focuses on infrastructure planning and design, and on interdisciplinary relationships with infrastructure engineering and technology. >>
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.  >>
More than two dozen architecture students will learn this weekend how to build brick walls, not only with their imaginations but also with their hands, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The second annual build and design competition is sponsored by the International Masonry Institute of New Jersey (IMI/NJ).  The organization has donated the materials in addition to pouring more than a half dozen concrete foundations. >>
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. >>
Robert Venturi, one of the nation's most prominent architects, will speak at the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
2003
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. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently announced the appointment of prominent educational facilities architect Jeanne K. Perantoni, a principal of SSP Architectural Group, Inc., Somerville, to the NJSOA Board of Advisors.  A graduate of Princeton University and the recipient of a Masters of Architecture from Rice University, Perantoni began her architectural career in 1984.  Since that time, she has worked in the long range planning and design of educational facilities.   >>
Ten graduate students in New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently won a national prize for their plans to remodel a long abandoned Newark bank building and turn it into a useable and attractive new Head Start school and office. The plans also included creating a community service program and financial plan for Head Start administrators so that the project had a better chance of proceeding. >>
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. >>
The notable husband and wife architectural team, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, will speak about their recent projects on April 14, 2003, at New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Art critics and connoisseurs have dubbed the pair among the most unusual working architects in the United States because their work crosses many media boundaries. >>