New York Institute of Technology Architecture School Receives Additional IDC Foundation Grant

October 10, 2019

New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design has received a grant from the IDC Foundation for the second year in a row. Reflecting the university’s mission of access to opportunity, the new grant will continue to support students in NYIT School of Architecture and Design by funding participation in faculty-led international thesis, summer study abroad programs, workshops, conferences, and any academic activity that aligns with their pursuits.

Specifically, New York Tech has received $130,000 from IDC Foundation to support scholarships, fellowships, and student experiences including travel for undergraduate and professional students preparing for careers in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction. Of that amount, $100,000 will support scholarships and/or research fellowships; $30,000 will enrich student experiences including travel to explore design and construction practices abroad.

“Our perspective and our pedagogy prepare students for the increasingly interconnected world we live in. The international travel programs, and our support for international service learning and student exchange, prepare our graduates to be global citizens ready for evolving 21st-century careers,” said Maria R. Perbellini, dean, NYIT School of Architecture and Design. “The IDC Foundation grant helps our students to participate in innovative and immersive, hands-on learning and professional growth experiences.”

“The IDC Foundation is excited to increase its grant-making to advance the training of students in Greater New York City in architectural design, engineering, and building construction,” said Raymond R. Savino, president of the IDC Foundation. “In doing so, the Foundation extends the legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction by advancing opportunity in Greater New York City to new generations seeking to study, join, and lead those industries.”

About the IDC Foundation

The IDC Foundation is a legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction, the former Brooklyn-based, nonprofit, technical college that educated more than 30,000 students between its founding in 1947 and its voluntary closing in 2015. The Foundation focuses particularly on funding transformational programmatic initiatives that promote innovative approaches to education and enhance the learning experiences of students in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction. It does so by providing grants to institutions of higher education in Greater New York City.

The Institute of Design and Construction was founded and led by architect and New York State Assembly Member Vito P. Battista (1909-1990). He arrived with his parents in New York from Italy at age three and, after becoming an architect, believed passionately in providing others with the opportunity that he had – to create a better life through a career in architecture and related construction. While still in his 30s, he founded the Institute of Design and Construction. When the Institute closed 68 years later, the sale of its property in downtown Brooklyn made possible a grant to endow the IDC Foundation, which continues the Institute’s mission to provide training and improve practices in those fields.

About New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, New York Institute of Technology welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.

New York Institute of Technology embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.

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