Stories about studios + projects

West Side Story

Pakistani native Farhan Mian BArch 14 has made midtown Manhattan his home away from home since starting at RISD in 2009.

Conflict Hits Home in Syria

Syrian-American activist Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 spoke at RISD on Tuesday, May 6, imploring students not to ignore the devastation taking place in her home country.

Arch drawing curriculum 13

For the 70 first-year graduate and undergraduate students required to take the fall 2012 course Architectural Projection, the first assignment couldn’t have been more straightforward.

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.

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