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Meet DOTTIE, NJIT's Entry in the 2017 Solar Decathlon China

WHAT: A gallery exhibition showcasing drawings and 3D models of DOTTIE (digitally operated tectonic integrated environment), a single-family, sustainable house that integrates the digital and the analog, local traditions and global considerations, and designers from the U.S. and China. The house, a modular structure that can be digitally fabricated, is inspired by both Chinese and American vernacular architectures and will accommodate four generations. The design will be judged in July.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 28, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. A reception, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., is by invitation only, while faculty and members of the media are welcome. Doors open to the public at 8 p.m. The exhibition will remain open until Friday, Dec. 2.

WHERE: The CoAD Gallery at 220 Weston Hall on the NJIT campus.

WHO: NJIT has formed a joint venture with Fujian University of Technology in China (Team NJFJ) to design and build a functional, sustainable house to compete in the 2017 Solar Decathlon China. The 35-member team includes architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, civil engineering, environmental studies, sustainability, concrete industry management and business majors at the two schools.

WHY: Launched by China’s National Energy Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy, and presented by the China Overseas Development Association, the decathlon is a green energy and building technology competition with a total of 22 teams participating, many of them joint ventures between universities around the world. The host city this year is Dezhou in Shandong province.

For more information, contact Kim Gokberk at ktg6@njit.edu.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.