Chereth Hines-Channer Awarded Gensler Diversity Scholarship

M.Arch student Chereth Hines-Channer has earned first prize in Gensler’s diversity scholarship. In the five year history of the scholarship, this is the second year that a RISD student has taken the top prize. Nathalie Jolivert (M.Arch 2012) won the award previously. Hines-Channer submitted a project, MAP Los Pinos: “An open door community,” which was continue reading…

Advanced Studio Update – Climate Change Museum

As a warm up for Anne Tate and Nadine Gerdts’s Climate Change Museum advanced studio, students grappled with how to convey a message about climate change in a temporary installation. Pier 26 on the Hudson River in New York became a stage for participatory art and powerful event spaces. Each student created their own program, continue reading…

Advanced Studio

Kyna Leski Speaking at AFTERTASTE 2015: Inside Imagination

Architecture Professor Kyna Leski participated in the 2015 AFTERTASTE symposium, which was hosted and organized by the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons. The symposium asks, What does it take to imagine? We live in an era of environmental crisis and political unrest when complex systems and data analysis dictate projections of an uncertain future. continue reading…

Grad Open House: March 16

Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Architecture Open House: March 16, 2015. For questions or more information contact the Architecture Department front office at archdept@risd.edu or call 401-454-6281. 9:15 AM: Sign-In + Grab a coffee BEB Main Office, Room 101 then Coffee with other prospective grads in the BEB Gallery 9:45 AM: Meet Dept. continue reading…

Architecture at RISD Faculty Biennial

The RISD Faculty Biennial, a longstanding tradition, highlights new work by the extraordinary artists and designers who teach at RISD. The 183 works on view by 185 faculty artists are as varied as the many departments and divisions in which the faculty teach—ranging from apparel, textiles, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, illustration, photography, jewelry, and continue reading…

Drawing Ambience at RISD Museum

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association Will be on view at the RISD Museum from April 24 –August 2, 2015 Drawing Ambience highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, from 1971 until his death in 1990. During continue reading…

Six Lines Exhibit

Lines of thought, lines of research, lines of making: six practitioners, each representing different disciplines and discourses, inhabit a moment pervaded by uncertainty about the status of craft in the face of the plethora of techniques made available by the computer. The work presented here can neither erase that doubt, nor re-solidify atavistic notions of continue reading…

RISD Team to Envision “National Parks Now” for Van Alen Institute

An interdisciplinary design team led by RISD faculty and alumni was selected by Van Alen Institute and the National Park Service as a finalist in the National Parks Now competition. The team, composed of Architecture faculty Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis (ultramoderne), and Landscape Architecture faculty Suzanne Mathew, video artist Noah Klersfeld (ARCH, 1996), graphic continue reading…

Winter Session Studio Extends Techstyle Haus Research Into Urban Context

This advanced studio will work from research developed over the past two years for the RISD/ BROWN/ FHE entry into the 2014 Solar Decathlon. The prototype house was designed for the Domaine de Boisbuchet and was exhibited in Versailles, France. We will first analyze and then draw lessons from the Techstyle Haus project to provide continue reading…

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While visiting the Renaissance, thoughts on architecture today

During his advanced studio trip to Florence, Emeritus Professor Friedrich St. Florian delivered a lecture at the Palazzo Rucellai. Speaking about a return to classicism, which has historically been a response to a period of great experimentation and formal exuberance, and perhaps will form the next phase of our architectural future St. Florian noted that continue reading…

SO-IL Exhibit: Forecast

Florian Idenburg, founding partner of SO-IL, recently presented a lecture, “To Be Determined” as part of our Fall Lecture Series. SO-IL and the Architecture Department Gallery curators also collaborated on an exhibit that was on view throughout November.

BEB Gallery

Woods Studio Update

This studio is taught by Professor Peter Tagiuri. Woods given as an origin for architecture is an old discourse. They have always inspired us; shelter above and space between. Architecture cultivates a clearing within the forest, divides itself between furniture and building, between movable and fixed, between meuble and immeuble. The material of trees, WOOD, continue reading…

B.Arch ranked #7 undergrad program in United States

The latest edition of DesignIntelligence’s “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” ranks the RISD Bachelor of Architecture program #7 among professional architecture undergrad programs in the United States and #3 in the East. We’ve been ranked in the top 10 for 10 of the last 12 years.

Degree Project Probes Gallery

Every fall, students who plan on pursuing Degree Project studies in the spring produce an exploratory investigation, or “probe,” into their desired topic of study.These 15-inch-wide, floor-to-ceiling installations cover the entirety of the Bayard Ewing Building’s main gallery for a week in October. Each student presents his or her project to a panel of critics, continue reading…

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Centro Michelangelo, Florence Studio Update

This advanced studio is taught by Friedrich St. Florian in fall semester 2014. The Italian government in conjunction with the comune–- of Florence and the Casa Buonarroti have agreed to establish an institute for the scholarly study of Michelangelo. The center will become an extension of the Casa Buonarroti, dedicated to the academic and scholarly continue reading…

Tudela Studio Update

  Tudela Studio. The Connectomics Institute This studio is taught by Enrique Martine in Fall Semester 2014. The studio will be a platform from which to respond to the increasing complexity of today’s user-centered work spaces and will raise questions about the present and future of work. In that frame of reference, pure ideas and continue reading…

Prospective Graduate Student Information Programs

IN FOcus Our IN FOcus events offer an overview of graduate education at RISD and an up-close look at specific programs of interest. The Dean of Graduate Studies, faculty and currently enrolled students will offer a broad view of our graduate learning community at RISD. Staff from Student Financial Services and the Admissions Office will continue reading…

Spring 2015 Events

  • February 25, 6:30 Artisan-Toolmaker Panel Discussion, tool() Forum event more info...
  • February 27, 6:30 Luke Ogrydziak, OPA more info...
  • March 5, 5:00 Providence City Hall Exhibit Opening, Thinking Architecture: RISD Works In Progress more info...
  • March 16, 6:30 Mark West, CAST more info...
  • April 6, 6:30 Iñaki Abalos + Renata Sentkiewicz, Abalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos more info...
  • April 25, 6:30 Bernard Tschumi, Keynote Lecture of Architecture, Urbanism, Humanities: Intersection of Pedagogies symposium more info...
  • April 30, 6:30 Lisa Iwamoto, IwamotoScott Architecture more info...

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