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The College of Architecture and Design at NJIT

—Architects, Real Estate Professionals, Students and Alumni to Gather at Design Exhibit—

NEWARK, N.J. (February 24, 2010)—The College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host its fifth annual Design Showcase on April 15, 2010, at Weston Hall on the NJIT Campus in Newark, New Jersey. From 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, registrants are invited to view the work of some of NJIT’s best student and alumni designers, whose design boards will be on display throughout the show. The premiere exhibit will feature a networking gala for alumni, students, real estate professionals, suppliers and developers, as well as vendor table displays and an opportunity for architecture firms to recruit some of New Jersey’s finest up-and-coming designers. Participants can earn CEU credits and all proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships at NJIT.

AIA-NJ has sponsored a lecture by Bernard Tschumi, that is free to all AIA-NJ members. The lecture begins at 6:00 pm. Tschumi is an architect, writer, and educator who works and lives in New York and Paris. He was Dean of the Graduate School of Architecure, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University from 1988 to 2003.

New to the event this year is a commercial real estate roundtable that will focus on the “Future of Real Estate in New Jersey.” Panelists will include Robert Ambrosi, President of ARC Properties; Jeffrey Milanaik, President of Heller Industrial Parks; and Thomas Walsh, Principal of Normandy Real Estate Partners. The roundtable will be moderated by Jonathan A. Schein, President and CEO of Schein Media and Publisher of NJ&Co. magazine.

“The Design Showcase is always a great success and an outstanding networking event,” stated Urs Gauchat, Dean of The College of Architecture and Design at NJIT. “We are excited to offer the real estate roundtable this year, which is guaranteed to be an informative and interesting new element to the gala. We look forward to seeing all of this year’s student designs and encourage all to join us, as contributions help the school’s continued growth, and enable us to prosper as one of the leaders in architectural education.”

The Design Showcase was created by the College of Architecture and Design’s Dean’s Executive Council, which is chaired by Matthew B. Jarmel, Principal of Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc., and the Board of Visitors, which includes members of leading architectural firms, real estate developers, property managers, real estate brokers and other real estate industry service providers. This year’s event chairmen include Robert Zampolin, CEO, Zampolin & Associates (’81 Alumni) and Charles Dietz, President, The Dietz Partnership, LLC, (‘83 Alumni).

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Bell Labs More Flexible, More Adaptable

May 2008 -
A three-day brainstorming event of architects, landscape architects, preservationists, planners, historians, mechanical engineers, and sustainable consultants concluded on Sunday with innovative visions and exciting news that the nearly 2,000,000 square foot office building and research facility in Holmdel, originally built as Bell Laboratories on 472 acres, has immense capacity for rehabilitation and adaptation.

Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects’ New Jersey Chapter (AIA-NJ), Preservation New Jersey, the Docomomo-NY Tristate Chapter, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and billed as a Design Charrette, the event convened 38 design professionals from New Jersey, New York and the northeast to address the problems that surround the sustainable reuse and retention of the historically significant building and landscape designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and landscape architect Hideo Sasaki in the early 1960s. Continue reading

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