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.
NYIT Assistant Professor Charles Matz is the architect and master planner for "Through My Window," a traveling exhibition of work by Korean photographer Ahae. The exhibition's last destination was the Musée du Louvre in Paris, where it showed from June 27 to Aug. 26 in the Jardin des Tuileries. Its tour resumes in 2013 with stops in Milan and back to Paris. View photos of "Through My Window."
Meagen Carcano is the recipient of a 2012 Brendalyn Stempel Scholarship for outstanding interior design majors at NYIT. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association; has volunteered for the Feal Good Foundation, which helps first responders who were involved in the rescue and cleanup efforts of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; and currently interns at MJG Architect in Rocky Point, N.Y. Read more.
Members of the NYIT community attended an Oct. 18 Archtober lecture featuring award-winning architect Preston Scott Cohen, chair and Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Cohen, who runs an architecture firm in Cambridge, Mass., has led the design of critically acclaimed projects such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His recent work has included a glass canopy covering an 11,000-square-foot outdoor pedestrian arcade in Battery Park City, an addition to the Manhattan landscape that the New York Times likens to "something almost as inspired as the nave of a great Gothic cathedral." View photos of this event.
NYIT architecture professors and students have launched a kickstarter campaign to raise money for constructing a model of their patented water bottle roofing system, with the goal of raising $32,500 by Thursday, Nov. 15. Architecture faculty members leading the project are associate professor Michele Bertomen and assistant professors Jason Van Nest and Farzana Gandhi. Their efforts began in 2011, when the team designed a Soda Bottle Interface Bracket (short for SodaBIB), a key element of the roofing system, and NYIT later received a provisional patent for it. The team soon realized SodaBIB's potential for business partnerships and providing emergency shelter for people in developing countries. Read more.
Assistant Professor of Architecture Tobias Holler will give a presentation today at 6 p.m. at Axor NYC - Design Studio, 29 Ninth Ave. in New York City. His firm HOLLER Architecture was one of seven firms selected by the American Institute of Architects for its New Practices New York 2012 award recognizing innovative and emerging architecture firms in New York City. The award noted Holler’s Long Island Radically Rezoned (LIRR) project, a sustainable vision of a self-sufficient, waste-free “living island” for 3.1 million residents. Many of his firm's projects sync with NYIT coursework, including the design and construction of a recycling and education center in Nosara, Costa Rica, this past summer with NYIT architecture and engineering students.