John di Domenico brings a unique perspective to his courses. His studio activity provides the framework for his research and is focused on the design of civic buildings and public spaces. Di Domenico has also done research on the reuse of urban infrastructure and the symbiotic relationship between public transit and the spatial form of the city.

His current projects explore innovation and sustainability in the civic realm, including conceptual design for a high-speed rail system that redefines travel and spatial organization along the Boston-Washington corridor; transformation of two buildings for Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; several Library Media Centers with New Visions for Public Schools; and the development of sustainable landscape design for the United Nations New York campus. Additional career highlights include leading the design of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal Complex and planning and architectural prototypes for the Washington D.C. Metrorail extension along the Dulles Corridor.

di Domenico is a graduate of The City College of New York and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy. He serves on the Boards of the New York Transit Museum and Coney Island USA. His additional accolades include grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Municipal Art Society of New York, NY Landmarks Conservancy, and the American Institute of Architects, N.Y. Chapter.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Dulles Corridor Metrorail Expansion - Design Architect
  • Cornell University - Renovation and Addition to Fernow Hall
  • Wildlife Conservation Society - New York Aquarium Restoration
  • South Ferry Station Design and Flood Resiliency
  • The Northeast Maglev - Conceptual Design for Stations and Transit Oriented Development

Selected Publications

  • New York’s Underground Art Museum. Monacelli Press: New York, 2014, Pages 112-115, 162-165, 218, 226-227, 230-233, 235-236, 241-242, 244
  • “Innovation Among the Stacks”, Green Building & Design; July/August 2011, Pages 86-87
  • “Creating a New Image for Newark, A Visitor’s Center as Embodiment of Urban Change”, Competitions; Summer 2010, Pages 26-29
  • A Grand Opening for “Brooklyn’s Grand Central”, New York Times, Wednesday, January 6, 2010, page A16
  • Subway Style; One Hundred Years of Architecture and Design in the New York City Subway, Introduction by Joseph Giovannini, Stuart, Tabori & Chang, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 New York Society of Architects Sydney L. Strauss Award, In recognition of outstanding achievement in the architectural profession
  • 2012 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award of Merit, Atlantic Terminal
  • AIA NY State 2011 Citation for Design Award - NYC Transit Flood Mitigation Streetscape Design and Furniture with Rogers Marvel Architects
  • First Place, Newark Visitor’s Center International Design Competition, AIA Newark/Suburban Chapter
  • 2005 MASterwork Award for Architecture and Urban Design; Municipal Art Society of New York - Gun Hill Road Station

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Arch 362: City Planning
  • Arch 401: Architectural Design V
  • Arch 402: Architectural Design VI
  • Arch 501: Architectural Design VII
  • Arch 502: Architectural Design VIII
  • Arch 703: Urban and Regional Design Studio III

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