Stories about studios + projects

Designing Healthy Communities

Architects, designers, researchers and policy makers discuss strategies for initiating change and rethinking America’s unhealthiest neighborhoods.

Reinventing Rocky Point

New Landscape Architecture graduates Michelle Jordan MLA 14, Andrew Jacobs MLA 14 and Spike Meatyard MLA 14 presented a series of case studies on urban and coastal park design at Providence’s Save the Bay headquarters in early June.

Students Propose Public Art for Providence

Students in an interdisciplinary studio taught by Professor Ellen Driscoll, head of the Sculpture department and an accomplished public artist herself, are designing public art installations for the Kennedy Plaza area of downtown Providence.

Speakers Focus on Ground + Water

In recognition of National Landscape Architecture Month and the 190th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth, RISD’s Landscape Architecture department is hosting a lecture series this month focused on the interaction ofGround + Water.

ISUS + RISD Address Global Water Issues

Elizabeth Dean Hermann’s current concern is water.

Ono Named First Gardner Fellow

Takuma Ono, a critic in RISD’s Landscape Architecture department, has been named the inaugural Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Sustainable “Shelter” for Indian Women

Can design change the lives of dozens of Indian sex workers and their children, breaking the cycle of dependency and despair? Alumni Colleen Clines MLA 10 and Devon Miller MLA 10, co-founders of a nonprofit called Anchal, believe it can.

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.

Exploring Subterranean Rome

The course description for RISD in Rome – a month-long, three-credit Continuing Ed course offered for the first time this summer – invites students to “journey into subterranean spaces and embrace archeological inquiry.

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