architectural analysis

Architectural Analysis Indirect Drawing

By Carl Lostritto | May 03, 2015

After the first project, the X-Ray drawing, the Architectural Analysis course shifts gears. Each student maintains a focus on one building, which will remain true for the entire semester, but our medium is now the space of the digital model. We’ve found that working with software is a craft that involves the hand and the continue reading…

Arch Analysis 2015: 15 New Buildings, 4 New Faculty

By Carl Lostritto | Apr 03, 2015

There are hundreds of courses that can only happen at RISD, but Architectural Analysis is particularly emblematic of RISD Architecture. The course requires that students do exactly one thing: study a built work of architecture. This might sound similar to a precedent study, where a work of architecture is read and understood so as to continue reading…

Architectural Analysis Course Opens with Axons

By Carl Lostritto | Mar 25, 2013

Architectural Analysis is a new course that expands upon the concepts of Architectural Projection, which was also taught for the first time last fall. The coordinator is Chris Bardt and the instructors are Hansy Better, Peter Dorsey, Carl Lostritto, and Pari Riahi. Students explore one of a series of canonical 20th century buildings for the 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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  • Exploring Sound + Space at the RISD Museum A hush falls over the audience seated in the center of the RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery as multimedia performance piece Galapagos in C gets underway. Two Architecture students silently enter as mimes, gaze at a large 18th-century family portrait by Jacques-Luc Barbier-Walbonne and then strike a pose mimicking the subjects in the painting. read more...
  • Design Like a Girl “I hope that this class has encouraged students to be curious – to constantly question the built environment around them,” said Architecture grad student Rebecca McGee MArch 16 on Wednesday. As this year’s grad student faculty leader, she welcomed friends and family to a celebration of an ongoing partnership between RISD and Lincoln School, read more...
  • Ideas Born on Paper Architecture Professor Christopher Bardt BArch 83 has a longstanding personal connection to the work included in Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, an exhibition on view at the RISD Museum through August 2. Sharing his impressions while walking through the show, he stops at a delicate graphite, ink wash and colored pencil drawing by British architect Michael Webb... read more...