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
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My Courses

ARCH1231Building Tech I, SP2023

ARCH1231Building Tech I, SP2023

ARCH 1231 is an introduction to basic materials of construction and the fundamental principals of orthographic projection and architectural drafting. The coursework includes documenting existing conditions, development of a plan, elevation, section and assembly details supported by text-based study of material properties and applications.

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.

ARCH1230 Building Technology II

ARCH1230 Building Technology II

This course will study the basic materials of construction as well as the theory and practice of building technology. e course will include investigation of the assembly of building components and meth- ods of construction while developing pro ciency in both analog and digital drawing techniques.

ARCH 3612 Fall 2022

ARCH 3612 Fall 2022

Prof Jill Bouratoglou + Frederic Levrat Prof Jason Montgomery Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-12:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons

Arch1231 Building Technology1 Spring 2021

Arch1231 Building Technology1 Spring 2021

An introduction to basic materials of construction and the fundamental principals of hand drafting and system analysis. The coursework includes surveying existing conditions, development of plans, elevations, and sections, and basic details as well as the study of material properties and applications.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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Living Lab General Education Seminar Winter 2023

Living Lab General Education Seminar Winter 2023

This is a collaborative space for use by Living Laboratory General Education Seminar participants. This seminar will concentrate on incorporating the general education outcome of Intercultural Knowledge and Competence into our courses focusing on Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices, place based learning, open pedagogy and assessment practices.

ARCH1231 Building Tech I Course Hub

ARCH1231 Building Tech I Course Hub

This course hub supports each section’s OpenLab course sites. ARCH 1231 is an introduction to basic materials of construction and the fundamental principals of orthographic projection and architectural drafting. The coursework includes documenting existing conditions, development of a plan, elevation, section and assembly details supported by text-based study of material properties and applications.

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.

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!