Greenwich Design Studio

About This Project

The Greenwich Design Studio was part of a larger project undertaken by the NJIT Center for Resilient Design in cooperation with personnel from Montclair State University and Rutgers and supported by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. Titled At Risk: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems and Resilient Communities and Economies in an Era of Climate Change: A Balanced Approach to Protecting People, Property and Nature in Historic Greenwich Township, New Jersey, the project goal was to develop approaches that have the power to protect people, property, and natural resources, strengthen the economy, and enhance the quality of life, not only in Greenwich Township, but in other coastal communities throughout the state. The Greenwich Studio illustrates how architectural research, planning and design can contribute to this form of “balanced approach.”


Key Participants

  • Project Sponsor
  • Dr. Peter Rowe, Associate Director for Sea Grant Administration NJ Sea Grant Consortium
  • Project Team
  • Dr. Colette Santasieri, Principal Investigator NJIT New Jersey Innovation Institute
  • Dr. Michael P. Weinstein, Montclair State University
  • Dr. Qizhong (George) Guo, P.E., D.WRE, School of Engineering Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Deane Evans, FAIA, Executive Director NJIT Center for Resilient Design
  • Design Studio Team
  • Susan Bristol ** HERE **, AIA, Adjunct Professor, NJIT College of Architecture and Design, Creator of the Garden State Studios
  • Students: Frantz Augustin, Thomas DeFries, Marco Erdenberger, Nicole Epstein, Daniela Espinoza, Elaine Gamolo, Joseph Giambri, Enrico Nuguid, Jaime Rodriguez, Raychel Russillo, Justin Stillson, Trevor Youngblood