NJIT CoAD heads back to school

Submitted by Anthony Schuman, Interim Dean, College of Architecture and Design at NJIT

njit back to school

Award-winning Schindler Competition student team from MIP Studio taught by Prof. Jesse Lecavalier  (r)

The College of Architecture and Design at NJIT is embarking on the critical phase of our Dean search process when candidates will be brought to campus for meetings with faculty, students and administration.  The transition in leadership comes at a pivital juncture for the College, which has renewed its faculty with three new hires in the past year and three junior faculty up for tenure this fall. The general thrust of the recent hires has been toward research – notably in digital fabrication, robotics, and materials science.  At the same time, the architecture faculty maintains its traditional strength in design and urbanism.  Students in our infrastructure planning options studio placed in the top six of 250 international entries in the bi-annual Schindler urban design competition, held this year in Sao Paolo.  A 4th year student won honorable mention in the ACSA / AISC Student Design Competition. Students in the School of Art + Design continue to distinguish themselves through competitions and invited exhibitions.

Administratively, efforts are underway this fall to create new display areas for student work within the school and to strengthen relations with the school’s alumni through an expanded Dean’s Council. The role of the latter will be to promote better communication among the alumni of the College and to enlist their support in recruiting and fund-raising efforts. Our lecture series this fall, co-sponsored as in past years by AIA NJ, will feature a talk and gallery installation by local artist Willie Cole. We hope you will join us for this special event. Look for details later this year in the AIA NJ Newsletter. 

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