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.
Your current and expired Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons can help families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Donate your coupons and offer "retail relief" to families in need of replacing houseware essentials.Send your coupons to Danielle Fortune in the School of Architecture and Design, Education Hall, room 123, Old Westbury campus. Read more on Facebook.
NYIT architecture students and faculty members are planning to return to Costa Rica in January 2013 to finish construction of a recycling and education center designed by them last year. To raise the $9,000 needed to complete the project (pictured half done), the group has launched a new Kickstarter campaign. Read more.
NYIT students, alumni, and faculty members from the School of Architecture and Design are working with the Nassau County (N.Y.) Office of Emergency Management to aid residents dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. An organizational meeting for students interested in participating in such efforts will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 12:45-2:10 p.m. at the Edward Guiliano Global Center, 1855 Broadway, 11th floor, NYIT-Manhattan. Read more.