The Evening Lecture Series

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.

The Lecture Series is currently organized by a committee consisting of Martina Decker, Keith Krumwiede, and Andrzej Zarzycki and continues to bring noted guests. Among previous guests are Thom Mayne, FAIA; Stephen Kieran, FAIA; William Mitchell, Bernard Tschumi, FAIA, Preston Scott Cohen, and Stan Allen, AIA. Since 2007, an endowment established with the American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter (AIANJ) has increased the breadth of the lecture series by allowing for the establishment of the AIANJ Endowed Lecture each April and a symposium​ each fall. 

The Series also features symposia. In Fall 2017 CoAD in collaboration with NJIT Honors College will host “Designing Keurig” colloquium. Recent symposia have included Material Evidence, which explored how new technologies were shaping the notion of architecture as a material practice; New Jersey/Netherlands (NJ/NL), which introduced ways in which two of the densest states on the planet engage issues of development, transportation, and smart growth; and Information Models in Contemporary Practice, which studied the impact of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on the practice of architecture. Information on AIA Symposium coming soon.

Lectures are held on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public. For more information or reservations please call (973) 596-3080. The College of Architecture and Design Evening Lecture Series is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and offers learning units which may be self-reported. The New Jersey School of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and is in compliance with all criteria standards.



Monday, February 5, 5:00
"The Trajectory of Design Process in Computational Environments"
Heechan Shin
BIM Designer, ARUP

Thursday, February 15, 5:00
"Integrating Innovations in Architecture"
Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Building Technology Researcher/Associate, Perkins+Will

Monday, February 26, 5:00
"Ready-made Architecture: The Work of Claudio Sat"
Claudio Sat
Principal, Claudio Sat Arquitectura

Thursday, March 29, 5:00
"Confluence: Machine + Human Experts"
Subhajit Das
PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Monday, April 2, 5:00
"Culture and Technology: Intersections at the Building Envelope"
Scott Murray
Architect; Associate Professor, Illinois School of Architecture

Thursday, April 5 (NEW DATE!)
Design Showcase Lecture
"Existing Conditions: Architecture in Dialogue"
Guido Hartray
Partner, Marvel Architects
Karen Ekshian
Senior Designer, Marvel Architects

Thursday, April 12, 5:00
"Towards Digital Construction of Architecture"
Yasushi Ikeda
Architect; Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Keio University


Fall 2017 Lecture Series

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Fall 2015 Lecture Series

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Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Fall 2012 Lecture Series

Spring 2012 Lecture Series

NJSOA is a registered continuing education provider with AIA.