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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.

Getting Ahead of Climate Change

RISD Architecture students participating in the Envision Resilience Challenge draw up radical plans in response to projected sea-level rise in Warren, RI. 

RISD Students Connect with Industry Professionals

Juniors, seniors and grad students meet with representatives from 126 companies from across the globe at annual Design Portfolio Review.

Architecting a New Future

Ghanaian-Scottish educator Lesley Lokko reflects on the global architecture community’s response to this unprecedented moment in racial justice history.

Five Questions: Jacqueline Shaw

A brief interview with one of RISD’s recently hired Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.

Five Questions: Jess Myers 

A brief interview with the assistant professor of Architecture and member of RISD’s Race in Art and Design cluster hire.