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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.  >>
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. >>
“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. >>
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. >>