Breakout Session

Creating a Hybrid Learning Course for Architectural Education

Track:  Learning/Hybrid

Breakout I
Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30 am 

Abstract
This presentation will describe a new hybrid learning course, ARCH 229 (Structures I), at the School of Architecture at NJIT. ARCH 229 is a required undergraduate course introducing students to structural design. Scheduled for spring semester 2016, the course will use a hybrid format in which the lecture and homework are ‘flipped.’ Students will draw knowledge from a series of multi-media online modules, which they will then apply in a classroom setting.  Each online module will include a discrete amount of information followed by questions. This hybrid will be the first of its kind at NJIT.

Darius Sollohub
Associate Professor
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Bio
Darius Sollohub AIA is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT. Darius served as Director of its New Jersey School of Architecture from 2010 – 2015, administering graduate and undergraduate programs in architecture and planning.  Prior to that, he was Director of the School’s Infrastructure Planning Program from 2007 to 2010.  He joined NJIT’s faculty in 1996 and received tenure in 2006.  Darius’s research focuses on design pedagogy, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, parking, earth art and transportation systems. He is currently writing a book entitled: Millennials in Architecture: The Disruption Ahead. Darius consults actively and maintained his own practice as Rosenbaum Sollohub Architects from 1994 to 2004. Prior, he worked with Polshek and Partners (now Ennead Architects), Ellerbe Becket and Steven Holl Architects.  Darius holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, and a Master of Architecture, both from Columbia University. He is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey.