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Mar 18 2010

Renowned Architect Richard Meier Visits NYIT for a Presentation and Book Signing

">Richard Meier and Dean Judith DiMaio

New York, N.Y. (March 18, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) hosted a presentation by world-renowned architect Richard Meier, FAIA, FRIBA, to a sold-out crowd of alumni, students, and others at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway on Thursday, March 11, 2010.

Richard Meier, managing partner of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, LLP, discussed his various projects throughout the world and shared photos of his award-winning designs and buildings. He described the thought process behind the design and development of each of his buildings to the engaged audience of aspiring and established architects, as well asthose new to his work.

“Our architecture students and alumni really enjoyed meeting Richard Meier and learning about his projects and career in architecture,” said Judith DiMaio, dean of NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design. “Bringing such a prominent figure to NYIT inspires our incredibly career-driven students toward success in their chosen fields.”

Meier, who received an honorary degree from NYIT in 2009, has has received major civic commissions in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including courthouses and city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, housing, and private residences. Among his most well-known projects are The Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Jubilee Church in Rome; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.

The event, which also included a book signing by Meier and reception, was hosted by Dean DiMaio and the Friends of NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design, which consists of NYIT alumni dedicated to developing relationships among the architecture, construction, and interior design fields and NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design. 

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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and interior design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. For more than 50 years, NYIT has been guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 81,500 students have graduated from NYIT. For more information, visit www.nyit.edu.

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