Design of RISD/Brown Dual Degree Center

By Dongyue Zhang | Dec 02, 2015

This studio taught by Nick Winton has just had their midterm review recently, and the students are working toward the final review. Students explore the potential for speculative synthesis between the liberal arts and the visual arts — to incite formal, spatial, and tectonic intervention between two buildings, two campuses, and two cultures. Students are asked to develop architecture with the intent to challenge, intensify, and fortify the pedagogical goals of the Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program. The Dual Degree Center will house the collaborative Brown/RISD program, broadly defined in three parts: New building, Rockefeller Library intervention and Campus garden.

The goal of this studio is to develop a path of conceptual and representational clarity that leads to design resolution. The purpose of the Dual Degree Center is to challenge architectural conventions in the form of a comprehensive solution. Students in this studio will have both the opportunity, and the responsibility, to interpret the site conditions and the content of the program with some latitude.

The project invites architectural exploration of a dialectic nature, of opposition, of synthesis, of interpretation, and intervention. The project will explore the spatial and technical opportunities of the project as urban campus structures that must negotiate their co-existence. Students are asked to interpret the following program within a conceptual design framework and high degree of tectonic resolution: Artist studios, Exhibition gallery, Maker space, Classrooms, Faculty offices, Social common, Visiting scholar’s residence, and Garden.

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Chris Beck

Chris Beck

Chris Beck

Jihoon Oh

Jihoon Oh

Jihoon Oh

Jihoon Oh

Janghee Lee

Janghee Lee

Janghee Lee

Janghee Lee

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Leonie Chan

 

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Daniel Thompson

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Michael Todd

 

Advanced Studio Brown/RISD Dual Degree Center

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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