J A Montgomery’s Profile

Faculty
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J A Montgomery
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Architectural Technology
Office Location
V207
Academic interests

New York City Architecture, Brooklyn's Civic Center, Urban Design

Bio

Jason Montgomery is an architect, urban designer, and educator. An Associate Professor at the New York City College of Technology, he has worked in a number of international practices where he led design projects in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North and Central America. His research focuses on the nature of urban place, building tectonics and typologies. Recent publications, papers, and organized conferences/symposia address critical initiatives for cities and urban housing, exploration of historic structures and public space, undergraduate research, and place-based learning. Professor Montgomery held previous appointments at University of Notre Dame’s Rome Program, Yale University, and Andrews University.

Pronouns
he/his

My Courses

LIB2205ARCH2205 Learning Places

LIB2205ARCH2205 Learning Places

This special topics course offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating our built environment using a case study focused on a specific place each semester. This course combines physical examination with information research and data collection using methodologies developed in multiple disciplines. Students from a variety of departments engage in on-site exploration and in-depth research of a location in New York City.

SOC1102 Urban Sociology, Fall 2020

SOC1102 Urban Sociology, Fall 2020

According to the UN, 82.3% of the U.S. population lived in urban areas in 2018; nearly 90% of the U.S. population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050. The New York-Newark metro area is the nation’s most populous urban area, followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and the Chicago area. While increasingly ubiquitous metro areas provide a unique living experience. Cities are thus prime research sites and laboratories to analyze everyday 21st-century American life, as many of Americans’ identities and daily lives are strongly tied to urban spaces and shaped by their economic, social and cultural power. This course connects macro-level processes, including global forces, politics and economy to micro-level daily life, such as social interactions among city dwellers. This course is designed to help students develop empirical understanding and analysis of cities. By exploring U.S. urban history from the emergence of modern cities in Europe and in North America during the industrial revolution, students learn how cities were understood not only as a site of production, but also a driving force for modern consumption by looking at department stores and world fairs. Then, students move to explore the U.S. context through Chicago School scholars’ ecological perspectives, and discuss how and why these scholars used the city as a laboratory to analyze modern social life in America. This course focuses particularly on contemporary urban issues in American cities, starting with the post-war era. Why did whites leave cities for the suburbs? Who was left behind? What caused urban riots? What did urban America lose during that time? By taking new urban sociological approaches into account, students will conceptualize the relationships between the state, economy and city in order to understand urban America. This course emphasizes two perspectives. First, students will explore urban changes and transformations in Downtown Brooklyn as an urban laboratory. Together, as a class, we will use various media and scholarly materials in order to understand contemporary urban issues through our daily experiences in Brooklyn. Second, despite the focus on American cities, this course also underscores global and transnational perspectives for comparison. From immigrants who bring their own culture to the presence of global/transnational corporations, most U.S. cities are global entities, and urban lives are intricately tied to globalization. This course, thus, aims to open up discussion about how we connect the micro-level of our social interactions, consumption, and daily lives to macro-levels of the progress, global economic forces, politics and culture.

LIB2205ARCH2205 Learning Places, FA2015

LIB2205ARCH2205 Learning Places, FA2015

This special topics course offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating our built environment using a case study focused on a specific place each semester. This course combines physical examination with information research and data collection using methodologies developed in multiple disciplines. Students from a variety of departments engage in on-site exploration and in-depth research of a location in New York City.

ARCH3522 NYC Arch, FA2019

ARCH3522 NYC Arch, FA2019

A historical analysis of the city’s infrastructure, real estate development, municipal planning, ordinances and key buildings using the comparative method. The class will trace the course of architectural history from the village to the present role of the city as the commercial and cultural hub of the nation. This course will stress the dynamic socio-economic determinants emerging as a result of improvements and growth in technology, transportation, infrastructure, real estate, commerce, housing and recreation.

ARCH 1231, MODEL COURSE

ARCH 1231, MODEL COURSE

Model Course site for ARCH 1231. Faculty teaching ARCH 1231 may clone this site for their use.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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The Open Road

The Open Road

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L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

Welcome to L4, a virtual resource exchange of innovative teaching practices. To see all that L4 has to offer, please click on the “Visit Project Site” link.

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

OpenLab Committee

OpenLab Committee

A private working space for the OpenLab Committee.

My Clubs

NYCCT  Runners Club

NYCCT Runners Club

For anyone who loves running or wants to start running. We should start up a day of the week we can go on group runs around the school area. Maybe Thursday during school hours.

New York CITY RUNNING CLUB

New York CITY RUNNING CLUB

This club is for everyone interested in running In New York City. It is for those who are interested in seeing what NYC has to offer. In terms of culture, architecture, and just the overall urban experience. This club is also a way to revitalize your energy and eagerness to explore. Especially after a long and difficult pandemic. Please feel free to share your local runs, your thoughts, and overall feelings on here.

Distance Runners of City Tech

Distance Runners of City Tech

Marathoners and half-marathoners unite!