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Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Architecture, will discuss “From Car to Container: A Brief History of Recycling in Architecture” on Dec. 4, from 6 p.m.- 6:45 p.m., at the American Folk Art Museum's Lincoln Center Branch, in Manhattan. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
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. >>
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. >>
“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 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. >>
"Considering Context" is the topic of a lecture by Aaron Schwarz, FAIA, principal and director at the Perkins Eastman architecture and design firm, on Oct. 20 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1 at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the third in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. >>
Art inspired by and created from the recent demolition of Newark's Westinghouse factory will be on view in the Gallery, 267 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT sponsors the gallery.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, a professor in the Department of Humanities at NJIT, will perform a multimedia poem at the opening reception of The Westinghouse Project, the latest exhibition of the Ar+cheology Series, on October 11, 5-7 p.m. at the NJSOA Gallery. For more information, contact Gallery Director Matthew Gosser. >>
"Organic Constructions" is the topic of a lecture by Kenneth Huff of the Savannah College of Art and Design on October 13 at 5:45 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the second in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
William Mitchell, PhD, professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss "Smart Sustainability: The City Car, the RoboScooter and Urban Mobility-on-Demand" on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weston Lecture Hall 1 at NJIT. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the first in the NJSOA Fall 2008 Lecture Series. For more information or reservations, call 973-596-3080. >>
Alex Marshall, an adjunct professor in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, will appear on "Super City: New York," a documentary about the city's geography and infrastructure, on Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.   >>
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. >>
With a charge not to tear down Newark's older buildings, but to rehabilitate them, NJIT research professor Deane Evans, an architect and executive director of NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research will open Newark's Green Future Summit tomorrow morning at NJIT.  >>
Deane M. Evans, FAIA, a research professor and executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, will provide welcoming remarks at Newark's Green Future Summit on Sept. 12-13 in the NJIT Campus Center. The two-day summit, which is free and open to the public, will highlight existing Newark sustainability initiatives and programs, present best practices from across the country, and offer an opportunity for participatory dialogue to chart priorities and next steps. Registration is required.  >>
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. >>
Julian Bonder, an architect and teacher who has concentrated on investigating the relationships between memory, trauma, and public space, will discuss “Memory Works: The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery and Other Works about People, Place and History” on July 21 at 1 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall II, New Jersey School of Architecture. Sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), Bonder's talk will focus on his winning competition entry for the Museum for the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France.  >>
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 Exploration Program, which introduces exceptional high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to the study of architecture as a major in a professional, state-of-the-art learning environment. >>
More than ever before, building design and construction can be significantly improved to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to help better resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction, said NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  >>
The University of Chicago Press has published Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal by Gabrielle Esperdy, an associate professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT. >>
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. >>
Incoming first-year students took part in a two-day interactive overnight orientation this week as part of NJIT's Connections Miniversity Program. Students are given the opportunity to meet with advisors and receive guidance on academic planning. Beyond the academic orientation, students participate in activities that help orient them to community life and the diverse resources in and around Newark. Lead Coordinators for the 2008 Miniversity are Michael Lawson, of Parsippany, a junior majoring in architecture and Nicole Mavropoulos, of Livingston, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. >>
Richard Garber AIA, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received two additional awards for his firm's design of a state-of-the-art pedestrian walkway in lower Manhattan: the AIANY 2008 Merit Award and a 2008 NY Designs Award from the Architectural League of New York. >>
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. >>
Philip Rinaldi '68, founder and former chief executive officer of Coffeyville Resources and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, hosted a dinner cruise around Manhattan for 38 guests on June 5 aboard his one-of-a-kind yacht, the Vivere. The cruise was a silent auction offering at NJIT's Celebration 2007. In addition to the Rinaldis' generosity, the NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT Board of Trustees members who signed on for the cruise donated more than $10,800 to NJIT. As per Phil's request, this amount will be equally divided in support of scholarships at the New Jersey School of Architecture, Newark College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Liberal Arts.    >>
Architects Deane M. Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, and Christine Bruncati, RA, will be interviewed on a rebroadcast of NJN's Green Builders, which profiles green building pioneers who have taken the leap into making their part of the “built environment” a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. Air times are June 1 at 11 p.m.; June 11 at 9 p.m.; and June 14 at 3 p.m. >>
If you have ever wondered why study abroad is terrific, just ask Alexa McCartney, of Somerville, a fifth-year architecture student at NJIT  who will graduate May 17, 2008.  McCartney spent a semester studying in Spain this past year. >>
The University Commencement Ceremony for NJIT will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2008. >>
Works by Brooks Atwood, an adjunct professor at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture and a principal of POD DESIGN+MEDIA LLC will be on display through May 18, 2008 at the Re-Imagining ASIA Exhibition & Conference in Berlin, Germany. Atwood's first collaboration with artist Michael Joo won the grand prize at the 6th annual biennale in Gwangju, South Korea.  >>
Todd Rouhe, an adjunct professor at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, Lars Fischer, and Maria Ibanez of the three-person firm Common Room will discuss "Provisional Practice" at the NJSOA Spring 2008 Lecture Series on March 31 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I.   >>
Nina Rappaport, an architectural writer, editor, and curator, will discuss her recent book Support and Resist: Structural Engineers and Design Innovation at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture on March 24 at 5:45 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall 1. AIA/CES credits will be available.  >>
J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, internationally recognized architect, educator and partner at Davis Brody Bond, will discuss “The Architecture of the Civil Rights Movement” on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA), Weston Lecture Hall I. Bond won early recognition for the design of the Bolgatanga Library in Ghana, followed by projects including the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and the National September 11th Memorial Museum. The event kicks off the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Student Design Competition. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture Gallery at NJIT and the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University will host "Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture and Activism," a rare dual-venue exhibition of works by 20 contemporary artists from New Jersey, New York, Miami, Canada and Australia.  >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture Gallery at NJIT and the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University in Newark will host "Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture and Activism," a rare dual-venue exhibition of works by 20 artists including Matthew Gosser, adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT, Boris Petropavlovsky, and Clare Firth-Smith. The exhibition runs through April 10, 2008. For more information, directions and times, visit http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/current/index.html. >>
Sara Nordstrom, a graduate student in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT and a founding member of Students Concerned with Efficient Environmental Design (SCEED), is competing in the Architecture 2030 national Face It face-painting contest.  The competition is part of the 2030 Challenge, an initiative that calls upon those in the building professions to eliminate all carbon emissions from buildings by 2030. >>