Architecture and Design

Yeadon Project Published in The Environment

  Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and his collaborators in Scotland were featured in the February issue of The Environment for their work on Wind Forest, a public art power generator project. In the article entitled, The Great Energy Transition, authors Robert Ferry, Chris Fremantle, and Elizabeth Monoian state that “In order to entice people […]

Yeadon Lectures at China Academy of Art

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) will deliver a public lecture at the China Academy of Art (CAA) in Hangzhou, China, on March 8, 2017. His presentation, titled Material Manipulations will include some current and recent projects that use advanced materials and manufacturing to achieve design innovation. Yeadon is also running a workshop on biomaterials, smart materials, […]

Dr. Claudia B. Rebola Featured at Georgia Tech

Under the direction of Claudia B. Rebola (Associate Professor, Industrial Design), the 2016 TechSAge Design Competition was launched in October 2015 and sought to inspire talented designers to develop innovative, technology-enabled design solutions for the aging population. With a talented panel of experts, the judging was based on the criteria of promoting independence, integration, implementation, […]

Rebola lectures on Aging and Human-Robot-Hybridity

Claudia Rebola (Associate Professor, Industrial Design) will be speaking at two conferences in April. SGS New Horizons in Aging“Design Thinking as a Strategy for Older Adults Solutions”Authors:  Dr. Claudia B. Rebola and Elizabeth Hermann (Professor, Landscape Architecture) Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems, to find solutions towards creating a preferred […]

Hermann Wins Fulbright Award

Elizabeth Hermann (Professor, Landscape Architecture) has won a Fulbright award to support her research and teaching at the Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aethetic Studies (SVIAS), Eastern University, Sri Lanka. During Hermann’s time at the SVIAS she will examine the Institute’s role in ensuring creative industries within the Tamil parts of Sri Lanka are preserved, supported and encouraged […]

Yeadon Awarded MacDowell Fellowship

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) has been awarded a fellowship from The MacDowell Colony, where he will be in residence during 2017. Its mission is “to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination” and is awarded on the […]

‘Southlight’ Project Receives Awards from AIA Rhode Island

The Southlight Project, a year-long design-build led by faculty Aaron Forrest (Assistant Professor, Architecture), Yasmin Vobis (Critic, Architecture), Elettra Bordonaro (Critic, Architecture), Katy Foley (Critic, Landscape Architecture) and Laura Briggs (Associate Professor, Architecture), was awarded two design awards at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rhode Island Chapter 2016 banquet. In the project RISD students […]

Skolos and Wedell Win AIGA Medal

Nancy Skolos (Dean, Architecture + Design) and Thomas Wedell (Senior Critic, Graphic Design) will be awarded medals from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) at their gala on the 21st April 2017. Skolos and Wedell were “recognized for pushing the boundaries of art, design, and technology with a distinctive vision to find connection among […]