Architecture and Design

Briggs, Knowles, and Schneider Accelerate Eco-Design Project

Laura Briggs (Critic, Architecture), Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture), Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture), and Brown University’s Derek Stein (Associate Professor, Physics) have been selected to be part of the 2018 cohort at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), a business accelerator which “creates a positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs with the tools […]

Yeadon Lectures in Seoul

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) recently delivered a lecture at Ewha Womans University’s College of Art & Design in Seoul, Korea. His presentation included some of his current and recent projects that use advanced materials and manufacturing to achieve design innovation. He concluded with a focus on a fungal bioplastic that is soluble in water; he […]

Van Den Eijnde Dance Costumes Premiere

Gwen van den Eijnde (Assistant Professor, Apparel Design) has designed the costumes for Wishbone, a piece by the dance collective Bufo Makmal, which will premier on the 23rd January 2018 at the Roxy Theater in Basel (Muttenzerstr 6, Birsfelden) with nightly performances through to 28th January 2018. WISHBONE deals with ‘what sits in their bones’. […]

Leski, Bardt, and Ryan Win RI-AIA Awards

Kyna Leski (Professor, Architecture), Christopher Bardt (Professor, Architecture), and Jack Ryan (Critic, Interior Architecture) were recently awarded two prizes by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their Heather Hills House and Sakonnet River Residence. The Heather Hills House (above) won an Honor Award, the highest award in the residential […]

Yeadon Project, Wind Forest, Exhibited in Houston

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and his collaborators in Scotland are featured in a new exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The exhibition includes, Wind Forest, a permanent art  installation that uses placemaking and an innovative form of oscillating wind power to generate electricity at the scale of urban infrastructure. Capable of powering […]

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 […]