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.
GameFest, an annual November event in NJIT's School of Art + Design, provides an opportunity for students to exhibit and test a series of analog games created with technology-enabled design processes. Organized by Taro Narahara, assistant professor of digital design, students explore the relationship between traditional and digital games, and the use of digital fabrication in the development of physical games through the alteration of game structures.
Founder of Kill Screen and former cultural reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jamin Warren, spoke to an interdisciplinary audience at the College of Architecture and Design as part of the college lecture series. >>
Reid Johnson, Autodesk's program manager for architectural, engineering and construction education in North America, came to the NJIT studios in the School of Art + Design to provide seminars and hands-on tutorials on the company's new fabrication software, “Fusion 360.” >>
The third and final lecture in the fall semester series sponsored by the NJIT Student Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and organized by its president, fourth-year student Joseph Cardenas, featured two New York City-based product designers whose projects take advantage of unique properties of their chosen materials. >>
Distinguished statewide energy and environmental power players convened at the College of Architecture and Design Nov. 12 for a spirited discussion about the functional realities of implementing resilient and sustainable energy solutions for New Jersey's key infrastructure in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.