Matthew A. Burgermaster

Contact Info

Office: 675 Weston Hall
Phone: 973-596-6095
Dept: SOA Dept


B. Arch., Syracuse University, 1997

M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University, 2004

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, 2000-2004

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006-2008

Visiting Critic, Fachoschule Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, summer 2007

Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2008-present

Professional Experience

Junior Architect, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates PC, New York, NY, 1997-98

Project Designer, Peter Gluck and Partners, Architects + AR/CS Construction Services, New York, NY, 1998-2000

Project Architect, Joeb Moore + Partners Architects, Greenwich, CT, 2004-08      

Principal, MABU Design, Brooklyn, NY, 2008-present

Selected Publications and Recent Research


“More Almost Nothing,” Architectural Strategies in Contemporary Art: A Strange Utility, (Ashgate Publishing, 2013)
“Faculty Design Award,” Architectural Education Awards 2012, (ACSA Press, 2012)
“Digital Details,” Digital Aptitudes, (ACSA Press, 2012)
“After Seam Stress: Patterns of Performance,” Where Do You Stand?, (ACSA Press. 2011)
“Integrating Integration,” In the End/Beginning, (University of Nebraska/Lincoln, 2011)
“From Seam Stress to Distributed Details,” Flip Your Field, (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010)
”Ice Cycle House: From Functional Accessory to Performative Envelope,” Journal of Architectural Education, (2010)
“Digital Mock-ups,” Assembling Architecture, (Building Technology Educators Society, 2010)
Material Evidence: New Designs for Architectural Practice, (AIA-New Jersey, 2010)
Grant, The PCI Architectural Design Studio at NJIT (amount: $65,000)
Award, 2011-12 ACSA Faculty Design Award (Ice Cycle House)
Award (Honorable Mention), 2009 McKinley Competition, American Institute of Architects, (Ice Cycle House)