Architects in the Sun

By AIAS | Sep 20, 2014

We opened the 2014-2015 academic year here at the BEB with a gallery show displaying students summer work. Architects in The Sun served as the first annual summer showcase of work featuring both graduate and undergraduate student experiences. The 8.5”x11” compositions were up to the individual and there were no restrictions on the type of experience. Some examples included travel sketches and photography, community outreach work, a variety of internships, competition entries, and leisure.

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Displayed in the gallery space for the opening ten days of classes, the collection was exciting in that it was a great example of the range of summer experience students have, but it was also good for students catching up just to see what fellow students accomplished during the time outside of the BEB.

We collected thirty submissions filling an entire wall of the gallery. We also ran two monitors that displayed both the Solar Decathlon Techstyle Hauus and the Central Falls Desine Lab work. The opening after the first day of studio attracted both architecture and landscape architecture students and faculty.

This was both a welcome back celebration but also created a nice dialogue about what kinds of experiences RISD students are attracted to in their spare time. Students remarked that the show is a great way to kick off the school year, and that it is really beneficial to see the other experiences people are getting. What really became exciting about the event is that students and faculty were able to look at these snapshots of work that was produced and how these experience compliment and contrast their paths as RISDarch students.

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Graham Rice,, 2018 M.Arch,
Hanson Cheng,, 2016 B.Arch,
Rakhshaan Qazi,, B.Arch 2016,
Taryn Sabia,, 2006 M.Arch
William Kimmerle,, 2011 M.Arch
Alyssa M. Saltzgaber,, 2012 B.Arch
Alex Diaz,, 2013 M.Arch
Beau Johnson,, 2013 M.Arch
Burgess Voshell,, 2013 M.Arch
Camila Morales,, 2013 M.Arch
Dan Laster,, 2013 M.Arch
Eugenia Yu,, 2013 M.Arch
J. Harley Nalley,, 2013 M.Arch
Jim Bogle,, 2013 M.Arch
Kyle Kiser,, 2013 M.Arch
Maxwell Dehne,, 2013 M.Arch
Royce Bixby,, 2013 M.Arch
Adria Boynton,, 2014 B.Arch
John Mars,, 2014 B.Arch
Nathaniel Vice,, 2014 B.Arch
Nicole Wiznitzer,, 2014 B.Arch
Peeraya Suphasidh,, 2014 B.Arch
Sonny Lee,, 2014 B.Arch
Nicole Marple,, 2014 M.Arch
Lucy Siyao Liu,, 2015 B.Arch
Matthew Bohne,, 2015 B.Arch
Matthew Solomon,, 2015 B.Arch
Timothy Dobday,, 2015 B.Arch
Emily Yen, , 2015 M.Arch
Feijiao Huo,, 2015 M.Arch
Julian Uribe,, 2015 M.Arch
Malcolm Rio,, 2015 M.Arch
Natalie Kruch,, 2015 M.Arch
Rory Stevens,, 2015 M.Arch
Sina Almassi,, 2015 M.Arch
Brandon Wang,, 2016 B.Arch
Xinru Liu,, 2016 B.Arch
Christopher Beck,, 2016 M.Arch

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