NJIT Students Win Global Schindler Award

Students Fundraising To Support Travel Costs To Accept Award

Eleven NJIT students in the Master of Infrastructure Planning (MIP) program (a mix of undergraduates and graduate students) led by Georgeen Theodore recently were acknowledged for a Global Schindler Award, a design competition seeking an original design concept to engage the specific spatial condition in Shenzhen, China “Considering the Interface between Mobility and the City”.

The task was to create an urban design-based response to the mobility issues related to Shenzhen and its local and regional relationships in the pearl River Delta. It also required addressing social, economic and environmental challenges presented by globalization and urbanization.

This was the first time in the history of the competition that it was opened for North American universities. Out of the 250 total submissions, only 12 were chosen. Of those twelve, the group form NJIT is the only U.S. based team. They are planning to travel to Shenzhen to accept the award and see the site that was the focus of their design project.

njit_coadThe students seek to raise an additional $5000 to help offset their costs. Any monies collected will be spent on air-fare, trains, hotels and visa applications. The cost per individual student to travel to China is expected to be in excess of $2,000 each.

Their project was titled


You can read more about their project and fundraising efforts here.

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  • John  On May 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations to the team on receiving 1st Honorable mention, 4th place overall, at the award ceremony hosted in China. They should all be very proud of their accomplishment.

    AIA Newark & Suburban Architects is proud to help support this team of NJIT students with a $1,000 donation towards their fundraising efforts.

    AIANS feels that it is not only important to support our current members of our profession, but also future members.

    Any other groups or individuals wishing to help these students out, here is the link to their fundraising campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sez-to-ezx-shenzhen-xroads#pledges

    Congratulations again, and keep up the good work!

    AIA Newark & Suburban Architects Board of Trustees

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