New Jersey Institute of Technology

Students Present Stunning Precast Designs

The PCI Foundation program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology ended with the final review of seventeen diverse precast designs. Co-sponsored by MAPA and PCI Northeast, the studio design challenge centered on the creation of a hydroponic research facility on a challenging narrow urban site bordered by a transit line and I-95. Led by NJIT Asst. Professor Matt Burgermaster, the students went through an intensive program of learning about precast construction, creating molds and making plaster test pours, and responding to a challenging research facility design program.

The students responded with a stunning variety of cutting-edge precast designs utilizing such techniques as fabric forms, photographic transfer, embedded radiant heating, and translucent concrete.

Special thanks to these individuals who assisted with this year's Studio Program:

  • Marshall Walters, Architectural Polymers

  • Rob Del Vento, Corelslab Structures Connecticut

  • Rita Seraderian, PCI Northeast

  • Marty McIntyre, PCI Illinois/Wisconsin


Student work featured on the slideshow submitted by:

  • KyungJim Kim

  • Pablo Lopez

  • Rana Karca

  • Michael Middleton

  • Travis Stracquadanio