Congrats to Judith DiMaio, dean of the NYIT School of Architecture and Design, who was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in the educator category. She was selected due to her notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture.
The Friends of NYIT School of Architecture and Design's 2013-14 Graduating Scholarship is now posted. Awards will be granted based on merit and will recognize well-rounded, hardworking students who perform well in their area of study. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and receive a positive endorsement from their advisor and/or another faculty member.
This award is available to Bachelor of Architecture students entering their 5th year, Interior Design, Construction Administration, and Achitecture students entering their 4th year.
To qualify, applicants must be full-time students, submit a brief essay, and complete an application form.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new book published by Wiley, Urban Design Ecologies, features work by Giovanni Santamaria, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of architecture. His translation from Italian of a selection of Vittorio Gregotti's 1968 tome, The Territory of Architecture, is among the essays in a section on "Megalopolis: The Nature of Sprawl," and was also part of his doctoral dissertation.
"This is an interesting chapter which, in an absolutely advanced way for its time, investigates the rule of urban design beyond the perimeter of the dense city, involving as urban matter and most of all as material for architecture, scale and specificity of landscape and geography, infrastructures and communication," Santamaria says. "Time and dimension of territory are intended as important references for understanding and designing the city in a new coherent way, considering it as complex and integrated overall system."
The book is edited by Brian McGrath and delineates a new way to look at urban structures and phenomena related to their landscapes and complex ecological values. Read more.
A panel of professionals, including NYIT alumni from the fields of architecture, interior design and construction management, will discuss internship and career opportunities for students on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. in Education Hall, cafeteria, Old Westbury campus. Food will be served. Read more.
When the Aluminaire House was unveiled in New York City in April 1931, it was an overnight sensation that emboldened an architectural movement. Its designers went on to international fame, but the iconic structure was soon forgottenonly to be revived at intervals for the next 80 years. Over time, its fate would entwine with the impulses of a design movement, a neglected architect, and the struggle of preservationists from which NYIT professors would emerge to save it.
Read the story in NYIT Magazine.
John di Domenico, an architecture professor at NYIT and founding principal of the studio di Domenico + Partners, will receive the Sidney L. Strauss Award on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the 106th annual awards dinner of the New York Society of Architects. The honor recognizes outstanding achievement for the benefit of the architectural profession. Read more.
During winter break, 15 architecture students are spending time installing a roof and walls on a Costa Rican recycling center designed by their NYIT colleagues nearly a year ago. Their labor will build on construction that began on the center in summer 2012. Read more.
Architecture students Monique de Menezes, Saafa Alaoui, and Alexandra Aranova (pictured) impressed the judges of a Dec. 11 design competition with their vision for an entirely new urban district in a Bronx, N.Y., neighborhood in need of infrastructure renewal. As members of the first-place team Eco Armatures, they were among 65 students in the NYIT Community Design Studio whose semester-long project on the West Farms section of the Bronx culminated in presenting their designs in the juried competition, "Shaping the Split," at the Bronx Museum. Four other NYIT teams also won cash awards for their work, which featured affordable housing, commercial amenities, recreation venues, and open space.
NYIT thanks the jurors who offered their expertise for the design competition and the Friends of NYIT School of Architecture and Design for generously providing $1,500 in prize money to the award-winning student teams.Read a press release about the project.
A group of architecture and design students from NYIT campuses in Old Westbury and Manhattan surveyed damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy on Dec. 8 in Long Beach, N.Y. They took a bus tour of the area's West End, Central Boardwalk, and Canal District, talked with homeowners, and met with Long Beach Building Commissioner Scott Kemins to discuss using their design skills to support recovery efforts. Read more.