Architecture and Design

Hermann Lectures on Peace-building in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Elizabeth Hermann (Professor, Landscape Architecture) lectured in Colombo, Sri Lanka on, The Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building: Sri Lanka and Colombia. The talk is part of her sabbatical writing on psychological states and creativity in times of conflict and terror, and the role creative practices can play in post-conflict societies. It is also part […]

‘A Sketchbook as a Diary’ by Jarno Kettunen

  Jarno Kettunen (Critic, Apparel Design) has recently published a new book entitled, A Sketchbook as a Diary, published by Belgian art book and calendar publisher Stockmans as a limited edition of 512 copies. The sketchbook is a 2018 artist notebook/calendar with selected works of Kettunen’s decade long career as a fashion illustrator — including backstage illustrations […]

Schneider Unpacking at Beaux Arts Ball

Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture) and his co-designer Lizzie Hodges with RISD alumni Farinaz Moslemi and Andrea Kelly designed a site specific installation, UNPACKING, to transform industrial space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Architectural League of New York’s 2017 Beaux Arts Ball. The installation used a calibrated rigging system anchored to the exposed steel structure […]

Knowles Publishes on Membrane based Enclosures

Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture) and his fellow authors; Helen Bergstrom (Brown University), Ryan Abendroth (Washington University), and Derek Stein (Brown University) have recently published an article entitled, Performance Based Simulations for Membrane based Enclosures, in the fall issue of the TAD Journal (Technology | Architecture + Design). The authors outlined the design process of Techstyle Haus, […]

Kettunen Feature on Belgian TV

Jarno Kettunen (Critic, Apparel Design) was featured on the Belgian TV show ‘Iedereen Beroemd‘. The show focuses on Kettunen’s unique approach of traveling around the world with his compact atelier drawing a wide variety of people, including models backstage at fashion shows, dancers at the ballet, and personalities at high profile events. On 3rd November […]

Schneider Builds Days’ End

Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture) recent collaboration with the Whitney Museum of Art was released to the press in the last week. The project entitled, Day’s End, was developed with the artist David Hammons  and will build a trace of Pier 52 on the western side on Manhattan adjacent to the new Whitney Museum — […]

Better Selected as Juror for Arts Design Innovation Grant

Hansy Better (Professor, Architecture) has been selected to be a juror for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Design Innovation Grant  Award Program.  The Design Innovation Grant is a $6000 cash award for one Rhode Island designer who demonstrates excellent design work, as well as a compelling proposal for an innovative design or […]

Grugl & Wong Keeping History Above Water

Liliane Wong (Professor, Interior Architecture) and Michael Grugl (Critic, Interior Architecture) presented, Projecting Change, at the Keeping History Above Water conference in Annapolis, MD. Projecting Change was the work of Interior Architecture students in the MA in Adaptive Reuse class from Spring 2017 that utilized augmented and virtual reality to project visions for combating sea […]

Morgan & Irvin Present at Making and Unmaking

Lisa Morgan (Assistant Professor) presented with Kate Irvin (Curator, RISD Museum) and Nakeia Medcalf, a Graduate student in Architecture at Making and Unmaking the Environment: Design History Society Annual Conference 2017, University of Oslo.   The panel’s theme explored, Repair, Textiles, and Contemporary Design, and initiated a deep investigation into the lessons that worldwide practices of mending […]

Schneider, Forrest, Vobis Publish on Chicago Horizon

Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture) recently co-authored a paper for the 2017 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)  Symposium, Engineering the Future. The paper was entitled, Development of a Two-way Column-supported Flat Plate in Cross Laminated Timber, and was co-authored with Aaron Forrest (Assistant Professor, Architecture) and Yasmin Vobis (Critic, Architecture). It was also […]