Biography: Jack Lebduska, Special Lecturer In Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology

NEWARK, August 5- - Jack Lebduska, a special lecturer in architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is uniquely suited to discuss safety issues of buildings.

He has worked as a safety code consultant for the U.S. Attorney's Office on projects such as U.S. Navel Academy in Annapolis and the Boulder Dam.

He testifies in court as an expert witness in construction and safety issues for municipalities and housing authorities. Centria , based in St. Louis Missouri, a world leader in producing building products, such as structural engineering metal supports, has used him as a consultant.

At NJIT, in addition to teaching classes, Lebduska has worked on research to develop superior fireproofing materials.

Since 1982, Lebduska has had his own architectural firm, which designed office space for a bank -- Hokkaida Takushoku -- formerly located on the 82nd floor of World Trade Center's South Tower. He is thus intimately acquainted with design features of the former towers.

Early in Lebduska's career, he worked for architect Philip Johnson on such prestigious projects as the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair and the New York Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center, Manhattan.

Lebduska has been a guest lecturer in architecture at Yale, Cornell, Columbia and New York universities. He received his bachelor's degree in architecture in 1962 from Pratt Institute.


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.

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