Noura Ragab is the Student Government Association president for the 2012-13 academic year at NYIT-Manhattan. She is majoring in architectural technology and has served as a first-year experience mentor, student ambassador, and residential assistant. Read more.
Architecture is a family tradition for Jeffrey Raven, NYIT's new director of the Master of Architecture in Urban and Regional Design, who joins the college from Columbia University and brings more than 20 years of experience, including running his namesake firm, RAVEN A+U - Architecture + Urban Design LLC. Longer still is an appreciation for architecture gleaned from living in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Read more.
The FRIENDS of NYIT School of Architecture and Design have selected their 2012-2013 annual scholarship winners. Each of the following students will receive a $1,500 scholarship:
Coming soon in October 2012, NYIT will participate in Archtober, a month-long festival of special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions on architecture and design in New York City. The events are presented by the American Institute of Architects' New York (AIA NY) Chapter and participating architectural organizations to raise awareness of the importance of architecture and design by involving local communities and encouraging international recognition of New York's built environment. There will be special programs every day of the month and access to many sites and events. NYIT's Archtober events include:
The precursor of Archtober was New York City's Architecture Week founded in 2003, when the AIA NY Chapter opened the doors of its Center for Architecture and Open House New York. Over the years, activities and involvement have increased, and the event has since grown into a month-long celebration joining a larger collective of local architecture and design organizations. Read more at archtober.org.
Coming up in fall 2012, there are several lectures featuring architects and designers, including:
Read a full list of 2012-13 architecture and design events.
Design Star favorite Tom Vecchione (B.Arch. '88) will compete for the second time on an all-star version of the popular reality TV show featuring a cast of creative types vying to win their own HGTV design show. Vecchione is a design director at Gensler, a global architecture and design firm in New York City. Tune in to the premiere of Design Star All Stars on Tuesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Read more about Tom Vecchione in the Winter 2010 issue of NYIT Magazine.
Burton L. Roslyn, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture and Design, has been nominated to the American Institute of Architects National Board starting in 2013. An election in September will confirm his nomination. He is the president of Roslyn Consultants, LLC, a firm in Roslyn Heights, N.Y.