Leading the Way in CAD Design

A still image from the award-winning animation by Christiano Pereira.

For an unprecedented seventh consecutive year, students from New Jersey School of Architecture took top prizes in the annual CADDIES Competition for Excellence in Design Visualization. Sponsored in part by Cadalyst magazine, the annual international competition celebrates excellence in digital imaging and presents awards in student and professional categories for both still images and animation.
Christiano Pereira captured first place in the animation division for his utopian proposal created in an upper level design studio taught by Prof. Glenn Goldman, director of the school's Imaging Laboratory. The 1968 novel, "The Ice People" by Rene Barjavel, inspired the entry (photo above) that Pereira created in the NJIT Imaging Laboratory.

Dror Kodman of Israel and Michael Coffey of New Jersey tied for second prize in the undergraduate student still-image division. Kodman's project, entitled "An Experiment in Form and Light," (left) was created in the advanced digital imaging class taught by Amado Batour (an alumnus from the School of Architecture who was one of the first CADDIE winners from NJIT in 1996).

Coffey won for his entry, "Crossing the Arno," (right) created in the upper level design studio class taught by Prof. M. Stephen Zdepski. Both projects were developed using Autodesk's 3D Studio and Adobe Photoshop. 


Manuel Millan, of Carteret, received an honorable mention with his "Gallery for Romanesque Art" developed with Autodesk's 3D Studio and Lightscape in another upper level studio taught by Prof. Zdepski that focused on the design for a Museum of Art and Architecture in downtown Prague.