New Jersey Institute of Technology Students Again Receive Top Awards

NEWARK, June 22- For the sixth consecutive year, undergraduate students from the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have captured awards in the international CADDIE Awards Program for excellence in design visualization. Students won first and third place honors in the 2001 Competition.

The international awards, sponsored by the San Francisco-based Cadalyst Magazine, recognize excellence in design visualization using computer-aided design (CAD) software. (EDITOR'S NOTE: To illustrate this story, the public relations office can make available to you either a 300 dpi jpeg file or a traditional photo of either art project.)

Chris Rudman, Freehold, a fourth year architecture student, captured first place in the full-time undergraduate student still-image division; Mike Pond, North Plainfield, another fourth year student, took third place in the same division. This was the fifth first-place win in this division in the last six years for NJSOA students. It marks the fourth time that more than one NJIT student has received an award in a single year. Two-thirds (12 of the 18) winners of the still-image awards since 1996 have been won by NJIT undergraduate students.

Both entries were created in the fourth-year architectural studio taught by Glenn Goldman, professor of architecture at NJSOA, and were designs for "The Library for the Clock of the Long Now." Students were required to design a suitable home for a proposed millennial clock to be located on a site near Wheeler's Peak on Mount Washington in eastern Nevada. The Long Now Foundation is sponsoring the project.

"This building, or complex, is to inspire as well as to house and protect. It is to be a pilgrimage site," says Goldman. "Located within the building will be information and writing important to the history and future of human society. The clock will be a piece of mechanical equipment that may range from 60 feet to 200 feet in height and 15 to 50 feet in diameter."

Cadalyst Magazine is a monthly publication with more than 80,000 readers, including architects, mechanical designers, mapping specialists and other professionals in the design and visualization industry. The publication includes hands-on product reviews, technology feature articles, and regular columns that address different aspects of CAD and CAD management. Its web site, www.cadalyst.com, is a resource for CAD product and technology information as well as a registration point for CADALYST Newsline, a weekly e-mail newsletter that includes industry news and productivity tips.

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

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