Congratulations to Ashley Sarazen, an NYIT interior design student who will be honored by the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) at its upcoming ICON of Industry scholarship breakfast/power players awards ceremony in recognition of women's leadership. She was the recipient of a 2012 NEWH ICON Honorable Mention scholarship for her achievements in hospitality design. Read more.
Congrats to Farzana Gandhi, assistant professor of architecture, who is the winner of a 2013 "healthy communities" competition by desigNYC, an organization that pairs architects with nonprofits for pro-bono design services. She will serve as the architect for a project in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y., for El Puente, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, education, and wellness for the Latino community.
Gandhi's project was selected for one of desigNYC's three "built environment" categories (of a total of eight categories) in the competition. Her project will entail designing a "Botanica cart" with mobile capabilities for residents to provide services and gather information about alternative medicinal practices.
Read more about the desigNYC competition.
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.
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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.