Posts Tagged ‘Laura Briggs’

RISD Architecture Wins ACSA Award for Southlight

The RISD Department of Architecture received the Collaborative Practice award for the Southlight project at the most recent annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The Collaborative Practice award recognizes programs and projects that demonstrate how faculty, students, and community/civic clients work to realize common objectives. The project was a collaboration […]

Knowles’ Techstyle Haus Featured Handbook

Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture) was recently featured in a book of eco-design case studies. His project, Techstyle Haus, was featured as one of ten case studies in, The Green Studio Handbook, written by Alison Kwok and Walter Grondzik and published by Routledge. The book also features an introductory essay by Laura Briggs (Critic, Architecture), which examines the […]

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 […]

Knowles and Briggs Feature in Passive House Details

Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture) and Laura Briggs (Critic, Architecture) have been collectively and individually featured in a new book entitled, Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design, edited by Donald R. Corner, Jan C. Fillinger, and Alison G. Kwok, published by Routledge. Knowles and Briggs joint vacation house project in Saugerties, NY completed in 2015 and Briggs […]

Briggs Participates in Alternative Monetary Systems Workshop

Laura Briggs (Critic, Architecture) recently attended the Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) workshop in Vienna, Austria – an academic summer program that offered an evaluation of economic alternatives that considers natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation. The goal of the workshop was to help solve some of […]

‘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 […]

Welcome new faculty and term appointments

Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome these new faculty and term appointments to RISD. Thank you to the search committees for their considerable time and effort this year. ​ Full-time Appointments: Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde, Assistant Professor Neil Gilks, Associate Professor Architecture Aaron Forrest, Assistant Professor Experimental and Foundation Studies Dawn Clements, Assistant […]

BriggsKnowles A+D Project Published

A project by Jonathan Knowles (Associate Professor, Architecture) and Laura Briggs (Critic, Architecture) was just published in “The Greenest Home: Super-insulated and Passive House Design”. Separated by 200 years and 6 feet, the Freeman addition is an exercise in opposites. The addition follows the vernacular tradition but sets up a dialog between past and present, […]

Jonathan Knowles + Laura Briggs at U Texas, Austin

Jonathan Knowles (Assistant Professor, Architecture) and Laura Briggs (Critic, Architecture) are speaking about the work of their studio Briggs + Knowles as part of the Architecture Department’s lecture series at the University of Texas at Austin, Wednesday, November 16, 2011.