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A ton of plywood, a willing patron and an innovative architecture professor have joined forces to create what arguably might be New York's most beautiful sidewalk. Lower Manhattan architect Richard Garber, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, took first place last month in a competition to design, develop and build a visually pleasing and utilitarian construction site walkway. >>
A ton of plywood, a willing patron and an innovative architecture professor have joined forces to create what arguably might be New York's most beautiful sidewalk.  Lower Manhattan architect Richard Garber, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, took first place last month in a competition to design, develop and build a visually pleasing and utilitarian construction site walkway.  >>
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. >>
Tony Schuman, an associate professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received a medal from the Newark Municipal Council for his efforts in leading a two-day celebration of the Newark Eagles, the Negro National League baseball team that played in Newark from 1926-1948. The medal was presented by Council President Mildred Crump on Sept. 14 at the conclusion of a ceremony at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
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. >>
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. >>
"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. >>
NJIT has announced the selection of a leading real estate consulting firm and world-renowned architect to begin the planning stage of the university's Campus Gateway initiative. Jones Lang LaSalle, one of the world's largest real estate services firms and an experienced leader in providing many universities with their neighborhood development plans, has been selected as “master developer,” while Elkus Manfredi Architects has been appointed “master planner.” >>
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. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the Imaging Laboratory at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA), was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by the 2007 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Goldman will receive his Fellowship medal on May 4, 2007 at the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio. >>
High performance schools integrate the best in today's design strategies and building technologies. Even better, they make a difference in the way children learn. Deane Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, numbers among the nation's top boosters for high-performance schools. >>
“Research, Design, Flat World Economics: Recent Work in Dubai, Kazakhstan and Switzerland” is the topic of a lecture by Brian Kowalchuk, design director of CUH2A in Princeton, NJ on March 5 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. >>
“Modular Moire” is the topic of a lecture by Evan Douglis, chair of the Undergraduate School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, on Feb. 26 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. >>
“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. >>
Most people don't think of salvaged umbrellas, used auto parts or rusty old medical and restaurant equipment as catalysts for the imagination. But for Montclair artist and designer Boris Petropavlovsky, a former engineer trained in Russia, such found objects are elements of beauty and inspiration. >>