The School of Architecture and Design has been invited to exhibit at the SaloneSatellite which will take place in Milan, Italy on April 17-22, 2012. This event is attended each year by over a quarter of a million people, mostly design industry professionals. It is quite an honor for the university to be extended an invitation, an honor that is only extended one time.
"We would like to leave the spectators with a piece of New York" says Professor Allen who is an associate professor in the interior design department and spear heading the exhibit committee. The idea is to have students create and design their own messages on these boards. The boards will eventually be cut, branded with the NYIT logo and made into bike reflectors to be given away at the fair. This way the spectators are able to walk away with a sense of our school, our New York environment and the creativity that exists in our students. This is an incredible way for each student to participate in this global event and know that their messages and creativity will be distributed to people from all over the world.
The boards will be set up in Manhattan at 1855 Broadway in room 501 on February 22nd (12:30-5:00pm) and February 23rd (free-hour). On the Old Westbury campus the boards will be up all week: February 21st (free-hour), February 22nd (11:00am-2:00pm), February 23rd (free-hour) and February 24th (1:00-3:00pm). Free pizza will be offered to the students who participate.