The College of Architecture and Design is one of the fastest growing colleges at NJIT and also one of the most diverse. Of our student population of nearly 1000, about one third are women, and approximately one quarter are from underrepresented minorities, including African American, Native American and Hispanic. Although we are a state university over ten percent of our students are from out of state. Fourteen per cent of our students are enrolled in graduate programs.
Design/Build: Masonry Competition
The Design/Build Masonry Competition has become a highlight of the COAD experience for undergraduate architecture students.Every spring semester, all second year architecture students are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building with a specific program.
Habitat for Humanity
The College recently offered a design studio with Habitat for Humanity with very sucessful results. The goal of the "Box and Beyond Studio" was to develop a new house type for Newark’s Habitat for Humanity chapter in a fourth year options studio in the five-year professional program.
The project was the result of a collaboration of NJIT professor Darius Sollohub and Jak Inglese, a practicing architect with extensive experience in affordable housing.
Each spring the CoAD Mentor Program matches ten fourth year undergraduate architecture students with successful local professionals who agree to serve as mentors for the upcoming academic year.
As a group, our mentors represent the cross section of colleagues and clients with whom our students will work in the future. They include architects, planners, engineers, developers, government officials, and corporate and non-profit executives.