Architecture and Design

Nelson to Lecture at fPet Conference in DC

Erik Nelson (Critic, Architecture) will lecture at the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPet) at the University of Maryland, College Park at the end of May. As an engineer working with wood—specifically, designing wood buildings— Nelson developed an interest in better understanding our relationship with trees, how our history with trees and forests has […]

Yeadon’s Sketchbooks Acquired by CCA

The Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal has acquired the four Prix de Rome sketchbooks completed by Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) in 2000. The four books will be added to the CCA’s substantial archival holdings, which is perhaps the largest collection of architectural works in the world and features “complete works or projects […]

Schneider Publishes on Mass Timber

Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture) published, The Art and Craft of Mass Timber, in the Spring/Summer issue of the Harvard Design Magazine titled, Into the Woods. The issue “treks into the woods to come to terms with its precarious status as habitat and resource, and to challenge assumptions about wood as material.” Schneider’s article traces […]

Event: Everybody’s House, Rose Parks Project Symposium, 05/18/18

RISD Interior Architecture and WaterFire Providence present Everybody’s House: a symposium on art, preservation, and memory inspired by, The Rosa Parks House Project, by Ryan Mendoza. Friday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public, but interested attendees must register to attend. The Rosa Parks House Project exhibition is […]

Yeadon Wins London International Creative Award

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and two collaborators has just received an award at the 2017 London International Creative Competition. Thousands of submissions were reviewed by the jury, which awarded an Honorable Mention to Yeadon, Jesse Asjes, and Laura Wickesberg for their BLOOM project. BLOOM regulates acoustic issues in large spaces by opening and closing […]

Cardini & Yeadon’s Black Flamingo Launches at ICFF

Paolo Cardini (Associate Professor, Industrial Design) and Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) will be launch an elegant new chair designed by them at the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. The designers exploited the lightweight strength and durability of carbon fiber composites to create a graceful chair, called Black Flamingo, that folds […]

Thwaites at DIY@BGC

Thomas Thwaites (Assistant Professor, Industrial Design) will be part of a panel, Methodologies of Making, along with Janine di Giovanni, and Nomi Stone, on Friday, May 11, 6:30 pm. DIY at Bard Graduate Center is a public festival that explores different approaches to making. DIY@BGC gathers together thinkers, curators, and artists to reflect on their […]

Graphic Design Academic Program Review Campus Visit

Related to Graphic Design’s self-study, an Academic Program Review (APR) committee will visit RISD, May 21 through 23, 2018. The members are: Juliette Cezzar, Graphic Design APR Chair, Assistant Professor, Communication Design, The New School Rachel Berger, Chair, Graphic Design, California College of the Arts Emmet Byrne, Design Director/Associate Curator of Design, Walker Art Center […]

Knowles and Students Selected as Finalists for Race-to-Zero

Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture) and his students were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy, Race to Zero, student design competition. This semester, students in Knowles’ technology seminar used the Race to Zero competition as a prompt to develop an affordable and energy-efficient micro-house for the City of Providence. His team presented to industry-recognized jurors […]