Dean's Welcome

Maria Perbellini

NYIT School of Architecture and Design offers a vibrant learning environment dedicated to excellence and is committed to an ambitious culture of innovation. Future modes of architecture and design practices ask for an expansion of integrative research, and an open source sharing and distribution of experimentations in order for transformative knowledge to have a greater impact on today’s world.

The engagement with diversified inquiries working across disciplines and expertise accelerates the preparation for evolving forms of design careers. At NYIT School of Architecture and Design, we infuse design sensitivities while harnessing technological advances and emergent computational strategies. By stimulating unconventional investigations in new territories, we inspire creative and speculative ideas that address the consequential sustainability issues of increasing urban agglomerations and megacities.

Dean Maria Perbellini salutes the students of NYIT School of Architecture and Design, who graduate ready to transform the world.

The scope of NYIT School of Architecture and Design is to provide a unique and affordable educational experience that emphasizes vigorous academics, critical thinking, advanced specializations, and access to top professional development and networking resources. Our campuses in the heart of New York City and on the Gold Coast of Long Island provide the perfect opportunity to explore the world’s most influential architectural designs and make valuable industry contacts as students meet with outstanding architects, designers, theorists, artists, and scientists in their converging fields. International studies and visits to prominent sites around the world broaden student perspectives and give them a greater understanding of the interdisciplinary professional skills needed to become a successful and leading practitioner in today’s competitive global marketplace.

Please contact me at if you’d like to learn more. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Maria Perbellini, M.Arch.
Dean, School of Architecture and Design

Contact the Dean's Office

Maria Perbellini

Tom Verebes
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
516.686.4976 / 212.518.7755

Anthony Caradonna
Assistant Dean for Academic Operations
516.686.7594 / 212.261.6023

Staci Kirschner
Executive Assistant