On May 16, 2014 Dean Judith DiMaio along with the Alumni Relations Committee, with support from the FRIENDS of the NYIT School of Architecture and Design, hosted the first annual "Scala Gala". The event was held at the new showroom for Knoll, the internationally renown design house, in the heart of New York City. The semi-formal reception was conceived to bring faculty, alumni and graduating seniors together for concluding time and to celebrate their ascension into the NYIT Architecture and Design alumni community.
Leadership from the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the Interior Design Club graduating class awarded the FRIENDS of the NYIT School of Architecture and Design and NYIT School of Architecture and Design Advisory Board member, Brendalyn Stempel certificates of appreciation for their support of the school. The 200 person reception featured a live jazz trio, catered hors d’oeuvre's, an open bar and was completely sold out. The committee has already begun planning next year’s venue. See more photos from the event.