Academics Architecture

Architecture Advisory Council

RISD Architecture Advisory Council

The Architecture Advisory Council informs the vision of the Architecture department by providing valuable feedback and advice. It is made up of leaders in their respective arenas who help build connections with community partners, create mentoring and career opportunities for students, and forge relationships across the fields and industries into which RISD students seek access.

    Committee members

  • Deborah Berke BArch 77 / HD 05
    New York, NY
    owner/architect, Berke Architects DPC

  • Bruce A. Bierman BArch 76
    New York, NY
    founder and owner, Bruce Bierman Design

  • Andrea Brue BArch 88
    Boston, MA
    architect, Arrowstreet Inc.

  • Sean Cannon MArch 01
    Los Angeles, CA
    associate, Large Architecture

  • Donald Choi BArch 82 / P07, RISD trustee
    New Territories, Hong Kong
    CEO, Chinachem Group

  • Rafael de Cárdenas 96 AP
    New York, NY
    Rafael de Cárdenas/Architecture at Large

  • Steve Dynia BArch 83
    Jackson, WY
    principal, Dynia Architects

  • Greta Eckhardt BArch 75
    Waltham, MA
    retired, Payette Associates, Inc.

  • Gerry Fandetti BArch 68 / P 05
    Cambridge, MA
    president, GNF Associates

  • Michael Gabellini BArch 81
    New York, NY
    president, Gabellini Sheppard Associates LLP

  • Thayer Hopkins BArch 75
    San Francisco, CA
    principal, Thayer Hopkins Architects

  • Tony G. Ingrao BArch 81
    New York, NY
    founder and principal, Ingrao Inc.

  • Patti Intrieri BArch 82
    Cambridge, MA
    principal, Cambridge Seven Associates Inc.

  • Lauren Kogod BArch 85
    New York, NY
    associate professor adjunct, The Cooper Union

  • Byron Kuth BArch 86
    San Francisco, CA
    principal, Kuth Ranieri Architects LLP

  • Ken Lewis BArch 83
    New York, NY
    partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Michael Maltzan BArch 85 / P 24
    Los Angeles, CA
    principal/architect, Michael Maltzan Architecture

  • Irwin Miller BArch 94 / P 24
    San Francisco, CA
    Museums + Culture Practice Area leader, Gensler

  • Amy Murphy BArch 87 / P 24
    Los Angeles, CA
    associate professor of Architecture, University of Southern California

  • Liz Ranieri BArch 86
    San Francisco, CA
    design principal, Kuth Ranieri Architects LLP

  • Lisa Sachs BArch 80
    Los Angeles, CA
    managing principal, Cumming Group

  • Leslie Saul BArch 77
    Cambridge, MA
    owner and principal, Leslie Saul & Associates

  • Robert Schaeffner, FAIA, BArch 81
    Boston, MA
    principal, Payette Associates, Inc.

  • Ray Shick BArch 83
    San Francisco, CA
    principal, Gensler

  • Allan Shope BArch 78
    Hudson, NY
    architect, Allan Shope Architect

  • Tom Sieniewicz BArch 83
    Boston, MA
    partner, NBBJ Design

  • Rex Wong BArch 03, Alumni Association ex officio trustee and president
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    director and project manager, Kum Shing Group