AIAS presents BEAUX ARTS 2017 – MASKED BALL

    @Hotel Renaissance, 5 Avenue of The Arts, Providence, RI Tickets are $15 for AIAS members and $20 non-members

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Brett Schneider: Conversations (RISD Lecture, Spring 2017)

Brett Schneider is the Senior Associate at Guy Nordenson and Associates (structural engineers) in New York NY and Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence RI.  In his almost 20 years at Guy Nordenson and Associates, he has contributed to the structural engineering of projects with leading architects including: Michael continue reading…

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Upcoming Lectures by Professor Kyna Leski

Architect: Kyna Leski. “Funnel”, video still, Dennis Hlynsky, 1982. Kyna Leski, RISD professor of architecture currently on sabbatical, will present two major lectures.  First at The Cooper Union in New York City and then the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for their Misher Festival of Fine Art.   Kyna will return to her Alma continue reading…

Introduction to Computation

Introduction to Computation studio course open to all RISD students that explores coding, algorithms, and computational ideas. This semester, in it’s pilot run, it is taught by Architecture Department faculty member Carl Lostritto. Each Friday when the class meets, students have varied and personal work to present within strictly defined but open-ended project parameters. The continue reading…

SouthLight Opening Festival

On Friday, September 23rd, our team of RISD Architecture & Landscape Students joined the community, Mayor Elorza, Senator Whitehouse, Councilman Aponte, along with SouthLight project partners for the opening of SouthLight!   This summer a team of 16 students and faculty (ARCH + LDAR) put their brains and muscles to the test, as they designed continue reading…

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Advanced Studio: Reinventing Light Frame Construction

What if we remote the sheathing, consider structure in more novel ways, and replace traditional dumb membranes with new smarter materials? What does this new Light Construction Look like?   This year’s full-scale advanced studio, taught by Jonathan Knowles and Brett Schneider, challenges typical residential wood framing. The goal of the studio is to propose continue reading…

For Prospective Students: Graduate Architecture IN FOcus Event on 11/11

This IN FOcus event offers in depth dialogue with the Master of Architecture Graduate Program Director and current students. Prospective students will get a sense of the people, places and points of view that makes RISD one of the most widely respected graduate programs. The Provost, faculty, and currently enrolled students will offer a broad continue reading…

5×5 Participatory Provocations Addresses Trump Wall, Drones, and NSA

“Architecture as a profession struggles to simultaneously engage with the public and be provocative within the confines of its own field. Either arguments and proposals get ‘dumbed down’ or they simply aren’t accessible or relevant,” claim the curators of the exhibit currently on view in the BEB Gallery. Julia van den Hout (founder of Original Copy, and continue reading…

Tilt-Down Fence: Making Space for Immigrants

The Tilt -Down Fence is an interactive public work that  speaks to the challenges of immigrants. Our own Professor of Architecture Hansy Better Barraza, worked in concert with BR-A-CE,  Viet-AID, and a collection of students and volunteers, to complete the project last month. Michelle Dunbar and Isabelle Camarra of RISD’s Textiles Department, along with other volunteers, helped construct the fence continue reading…

AIAS + Second-Hand Supply Store = Sustainable Studio Culture

This year our AIAS team kicked off the first second-hand supply store! After every academic year students from all years have a moment where they hold up their barely used ruler, and ask themselves, “do I need this anymore?” …followed by a smash in the trash can. Rhode Island School of Design collects a total continue reading…

Advanced Studio Presentations Fall 2016

Silvia Acosta, Emaneul Admassu, Jim Barnes, Aaron Forrest, Jonathan Knowles, Brett Schneider and Friedrich St.Florian present their advanced studios. Silvia Acosta IMPRINTS: Artifacts, Drawings, and Words The subject of the studio is to make and explore a collection of speculative things of a particular character, material, medium, content, and size. These things—artifacts, drawings, and words—are continue reading…

Architects in the Sun ’16

We are excited to announce the Third Annual Architects in the Sun summer showcase! This showcase, to be displayed in the gallery of our beloved BEB, is to have a chance to show off the work you did this summer. Any art & design related work will do — don’t be shy! Submission requirements: One, (two maximum) continue reading…

SouthLight Team Breaks Ground!!!

Our SouthLight Team broke ground on Thursday, June 23, after a year long collaboration with the City of Providence, Southside Cultural Center, Art Place America, visiting professor Elettra Bordonaro, assistant professor Aaron Forrest and RISD’s Architecture and Landscape Architecture Student designers. This is an extremely exciting moment for the community of Upper South Providence, as SouthLight will continue reading…

Thesis Update: Third Spring Review

Three reviews down! The last week of April hosted the last round of semester thesis reviews. In these penultimate critiques, students met with a new group of reviewers with an eye on these last few weeks of preparation. For some, this was practice for the final, the fine-tuning of ideas and clarification of syntax. For continue reading…

Michael Fink: Poetics of Architecture

The power of poetics and architecture plays through its physical manifestation predates back to design inception. Sketching & modeling – powerful tools designers use to express the power of their brain, though the skill of their hands. Writing is an undermined, yet vital part of designing. The play of words takes architectural conceptualizing deeper and continue reading…

Yitan Sun & Jianshi Wu Win eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Two recent RISD graduates earned first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition and sparked unusually active critical response to their fictional proposal. Like any project involving a beloved landmark, the proposal, New York Horizon, inspired a flurry of discourse around the reinterpretation of Central Park and the relationship between architecture and landscape. In its simplest form, New York Horizon continue reading…

Galapagos in C

Last December, students in seminars taught by David Gersten and Michael Harrison collaborated on a piece titled Galapagos in C. The performance, which took place in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum, explored themes of time, space, art, movement, and music. Now, Gersten’s organization Arts, Letters & Numbers has compiled a full-length video of the continue reading…

Student Spotlight | Natasha Ruiz

Students at RISD take classes in departments other than their own.  RISD is full of the most talented students from across the globe, as well as professors.  Taking classes outside of a single department lets students take advantage of the wide range of skills and insights that can be learned from ones peers or mentors. continue reading…

Undergraduate Student Qi Guo Receives RISD Maharam Fellowship

Each summer selected students from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) are awarded internship opportunities through the Maharam STEAM Fellowship in Applied Art and Design. Starting in 2012, the New York-based textile company Maharam agreed to generously fund these fellowship opportunities for RISD students through 2016. As a senior architecture student at RISD, Qi is well continue reading…

Spring 2017 Events

  • February 23, 6:30 PM Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates & RISD Architecture
  • March 2, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum
  • February 27, 6:30 PM Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk*Kuo
  • March 13, 6:30 PM Allan Wexler, Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID
  • March 16, 6:30 PM Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker + Associates
  • April 3, 6:30 PM Kunle Adeyemi, NLÉ, Yoder Lecture
  • April 24, 6:30 PM Nader & Katie Faulkner, NADAAA, Shoemaker Lecture
  • May 11, 6:30 PM Shumi Bose, Central Saint Martins & Architectural Association

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