Student Stories

Design Like a Girl

The Architecture department builds on its partnership with Providence’s Lincoln School, encouraging young women to engage with the built environment.

Inspiring Conservation

Maharam STEAM Fellow Kate Aitchison MFA 16 PR pursues projects that combine art and science for the good of the natural world.

Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

Remaking History

Centuries-old textiles in the amazing collection at the RISD Museum inspire students to create stunning contemporary work in response to specific pieces.

Naturally Sustainable

Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.

Sheltering Shellfish in the City

RI Youth Conservation League volunteers help RISD grad students make habitats for species known to improve coastal water quality.

Establishing Shellfish Habitats

A team of RI educators is preparing to test sculptural forms designed to attract marine life in the waters off India Point Park.

Cleaner + Better Care

In Germ Studio, students devise medical tools that reduce health-care associated infections while addressing issues related to patient comfort.

Curatorial Insights

Museum Fellow Edith Young 16 PH helps curator Kate Irvin care for historically significant fashions and fabrics.