NJIT hosted the Rebuild by Design reception October 28, 2013. Ten design teams unveiled proposals for protecting the region’s natural resources, housing, businesses and urban infrastructures through the use of resilient design. One of the teams is led by NJIT CoAD Associate Professor Georgeen Theodore, who is affiliated with the Center for Resilient Design at NJIT, which is garnering an international reputation for promoting resilient design. More
NJIT hosted a symposium & workshop by AIA Regional Recovery Working Group entitled “Post Sandy: the Effect on the URBAN” on July 9, 2013 at the College of Architecture and Design. More.
Professors and students from the NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) presented a program on storm resistant design for the Jersey Shore on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 1-4 PM at VFW Post 2140 in Long Branch, NJ. The program is free and open to design professionals, public leaders, and others interested in storm resistant design. More.
Kunal Majmudar, adjunct faculty member in the Digital Design program of the School of Art + Design has co-founded a new video game company: SWDTech Games. More.
The Spring 2013 Lecture Series at the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT started on February 18 with Kathryn Dean’s talk. More.
A team from the School of Art + Design’s Interior Design program was selected as an East Regional winner in the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Design Competition for the third consecutive year. More.
An article, “In Search of 'Eldertopia'” in the Atlantic Cities featured Georgeen Theodore and her students at CoAD at NJIT that tackled designing for the elderly. More.
The Evening Lecture Series brings nationally and internationally recognized architects, academics, and allied professionals to NJIT to discuss their current work and developments in the professions of architecture and design. Lecturers bring a diversity of experience and viewpoints to our students, faculty and the greater university community. More.
The Gallery, located in Weston Hall in the heart of the College of Architecture and Design, hosts two exhibits each year curated by adjunct faculty member Matt Gosser. Each exhibit is introduced with an opening reception which usually feature refreshments and live entertainment, usually local college bands. More.
The CoAD's Design Showcase is the premier event for the CoAD community. Select members of the student body are invited - based on academic performance and design skills - to exhibit their best work alongside professional work submitted by the School's alumni. More. Click here for theDesign Showcase website.
Special Student Events
A number of special student events take place throughout the year. Foremost among these are the Fall Ball held just before the holiday break, and the Graduation Celebration held in May.
The Fall Ball, a completely student run affair, features dancing to live rock and roll, a host of refreshments, and some stunningly attired students. Each year a new design-related theme is selected and students create invitations, mount a publicity campaign that appears throughout the College and improvise special lighting and decorations to be installed in the Gallery. Last minute preparations are hectic but somehow everyone manages to complete the semester and appear at the Ball ready to have a great time.
The Graduation Celebration is a more sedate affair. Held under a tent on the lawn, new CoAD graduates enjoy champagne and strawberries and a brass quartet in their caps and gowns. The Dean makes a special toast and awards are made to outstanding students. Finally, students are photographed on the ramp, accompanied by a red and white balloon send-off amid cheers of success and celebration.
Sensor equipment to help the visually impaired navigate more safely and a system for recycling computers efficiently were among the seven inventive business concepts to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive NJIT accelerator program at the fifth annual Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge. >>
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.