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

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.

ARCH1231BuildingTechnology,SP2021

ARCH1231BuildingTechnology,SP2021

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.

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.

ARCH 1230 Building Technology II

ARCH 1230 Building Technology II

This course will study the basic materials of construction as well as the theory and practice of building technology. The course will include investigation of the assembly of building components and methods of construction while developing proficiency in both analog and digital drawing building information modeling (BIM) techniques, and professionally presented construction drawing page composition.

ARCH 1231 Building Technology I Course Coordinate Site

ARCH 1231 Building Technology I Course Coordinate Site

This site is the coordination site for ARCH 1231 Building Technology I.

My Projects

Model Course Initiative Summer 2021

Model Course Initiative Summer 2021

This is a project for fellows in the Summer 2021 Model Course Initiative. Avatar: “Work in Progress” by Kirk K. via Flickr–mural by Channin Fulton in North Park, San Diego.

The Open Road

The Open Road

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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

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.

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

My Clubs

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.

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.

Distance Runners of City Tech

Distance Runners of City Tech

Marathoners and half-marathoners unite!