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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).  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
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).     >>
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.  >>
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.  >>