For Immediate Release
May 14, 2002

Media Advisory

WHAT: : Architecture students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) unveil original design proposals for a new Montclair municipal building. The work was created in an "options" studio taught at NJIT's School of Architecture. Thirteen NJIT students will display their efforts. This is not the first time NJIT students are donating their time and efforts to a good cause. In 1992, students from a similar studio class unveiled their ideas for an addition to the Montclair Art Museum. "Our student projects served as an impetus to the project,"says Anthony Schuman, associate professor of architecture, who is in charge of the project now.

WHO: Speakers will include Robert J. Russo, Mayor, Montclair; Terence J. Reidy, Town Manager and two NJIT architecture students. Available for interviews either at the event or at another time are:
Anthony Schuman, NJIT Associate Professor of Architecture and NJIT student architects (names available upon request) from the New Jersey towns of Tuckerton, Waldwick, South Plainfield, Somerset, Clifton, Hillsborough, Lanoka Harbor, Landing, Cedar Grove and Blairstown. Other students hail from Reading, PA, Brooklyn, NY and Cheshire, CT.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2002, 6-8:30 p.m. Speakers starting at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ

HOW: Call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436, to plan an interview or receive a photo and story regarding a local resident.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.