Stories about studios + projects

Working with American Treasures

Over Veterans Day weekend Abraham Lincoln’s “reading copy” of the Gettysburg Address was added to The Civil War in America, an exhibition on view through January 4, 2014 at the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, DC.

RISD Celebrates Leaders in Art and Design

On Saturday, May 31, four leaders in contemporary culture will celebrate with approximately 700 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients at RISD’s 2014 Commencement ceremony.

Exploring the Future of Education

The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

High-Tech HAUS Takes Shape

Although summer feels far away, a team of students from RISD, Brown and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany is hard at work building a full-scale house in time for this summer’s 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Versailles, France.

Vásquez to Accept 2014 Alumni Award

At RISD’s Commencement ceremony on May 31, the RISD Alumni Association will present architect and social justice advocate Hildegard Vásquez BArch 94 with its 2014 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

Big Ideas in Urban Interventions

Working with Designtex, an industry leader in the development of applied materials for the built environment, students in the recent Think Big! Wintersession studio were challenged to “blue-sky” their approach to creating high-tech public art.

Supporting Syria’s Children

When Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 left Syria in 1998 fresh from architecture school in Aleppo, she was excited to arrive in the US and start her studies at RISD, which soon became her “first home away from home.

From Tahoe to Rhino

After shredding the slopes at Lake Tahoe, a younger Joshua Bohar MArch 16 and his snowboarding crew made their way to a nearby lodge and casino to try their luck at the crowded poker tables.

Techstyle Haus in the Making

As the Techstyle Haus team – a cross-disciplinary group of students and advisors from RISD, Brown and Germany’s University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (FHE) – readies their design for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, a subset of the group is in Paris presenting the project at the US Embassy.

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