Archinect - News 2015-03-30T19:26:29-04:00 New York state of mind: Weekly News Round-Up for November 10, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-17T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-17T19:30:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 13:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan</a>: While approval is still pending, the large-scale renovation will include "two underground levels of visitor amenities" and could take up to twenty years to complete.</p><p><a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a>: The nonprofit advocacy group claims that cordoning off the Chicago waterfront for Lucas' museum violates the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing "equal protection and due process" for deciding what to do with land belonging to the state of Illinois.</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, November 12:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC</a>: The two men were shortly&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rescued</a>&nbsp;by firemen, after uneven ascending cables left them dangling at a 65-degree angle 827ft in the air.</p><p><a title="The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House</a>: People's Architecture Office created a modular interior set to install in Beijing's historic buildings, as a renovation alternative to demolition.</p><p><a title="The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Race to Save Archi...</a></p> NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful Alexander Walter 2014-11-12T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T13:26:12-05:00 <img src="" width="380" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kean University&rsquo;s plans to open a school architecture now face opposition from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which claims the program would be a wasteful duplication and that Kean has failed to seek approvals [...] &ldquo;If you have the state involved in sponsored programs, they would have to have a geographical disparity or offer different programs. I think it would hard not to come to that conclusion,&rdquo; said Urs Gauchat, NJIT Dean of the School of Architecture and Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></p><p>More on this issue also in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest episode</a> of our weekly podcast, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Archinect Sessions</em></a>: Paul and Amelia discuss the ensuing beef between the two schools with co-hosts Donna Sink and NJIT graduate Ken Koense.</p> NJIT architecture students to design first ever Habitat for Humanity homes in East Orange Archinect 2012-12-18T15:21:00-05:00 >2012-12-26T11:06:58-05:00 <img src="" width="380" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What does it take to build a livable home for under $100 per square foot? For a group of architecture students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, that question was answered in a semester-long project that ended last week. The project culminated with two students winning top honors among their classmates by having their projects selected for construction by Habitat for Humanity.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NJIT, Rutgers students push boundaries of sustainable building with innovative green house Archinect 2011-07-25T18:16:14-04:00 >2011-07-25T18:16:15-04:00 <img src="" width="380" height="211" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Team NJ" &mdash; as the group of architecture, planning and engineering students from the two universities is called &mdash; has built a futuristic-looking, one-story house that challenges traditional building techniques and sets a model for innovative, green housing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>