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RISD SEI Fellow Germán Pallares-Avitia Explores International Relations along the US-Mexico Border

The second-year teaching and research fellow shows students how the built environment can shed light on issues of race, class, gender and more.

Farm-Fresh Design Ideas

Architecture students present innovative and sustainable building designs to nonprofit client What Cheer Flower Farm.

Researchers Think a Key to Cooling Cities Lies in Naples’ Ancient Aqueducts

The Cool City Project headed up by RISD faculty member Nick De Pace looks to use the city’s existing infrastructure to combat life-threatening heat waves.

Playing with Perception

Students in a graduate architecture seminar experiment with photogrammetry as a means of expressing their visions for the built environment.

SPUR Grants Support Site-Specific Research

RISD students and recent alums are using funding from RISD Research to develop interdisciplinary projects with communities around the world.

Maharam Fellows Make a Difference

RISD students and recent grads are using design thinking skills to support positive change in Africa, Asia and North and South America.

More Than a Bridge

Michael Maltzan’s 6th Street Viaduct addresses mistakes of LA’s past.

RISD Global Flies Again

Students are exploring European cultural and design traditions this summer in Denmark, France, Italy and the Azores.

Immersive Airport Design

Students reconceive Boston’s Logan Airport using augmented, virtual and mixed-reality technologies.