Stories about studios + projects

Community Garden Blossoms

As crits go, it was unusual: Under a hazy afternoon sky, in an open-air pavilion with a view of the Blackstone River, 68 students from a spring 2011 Architecture Design studio presented the thinking behindBlossom, a community garden they designed for the city of Pawtucket, RI.

Passion and Problem-Solving: Artists as Entrepreneurs

“Making art is a lot like quitting smoking,” said RISD alumMac Premo 95 IL.

Student Artwork Gains Exposure at RISD Exposé

With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.

2011–12 Fulbright Winners Explore Global Culture

For the second year in a row, RISD has been named a top performer by the US State Department's Fulbright Program, the country's most competitive and prestigious merit-based awards for study abroad.

Schools for Haiti

Architecture alumnus and faculty member Jack Ryan BArch 00 lost no time in figuring out how he could best help Haiti to rebuild after the devastating earthquake in January.

Experimental Exchange

In an interdisciplinary studio known as Clay in Context/Wet Space, Digital Space, Assistant Professor of Architecture Hansy Better and Assistant Professor of Ceramics Linda Sormin challenged students to investigate the intersection of their disciplines through the design and construction of an architectural screen at Harmony Hill School in Chepachet, RI.

Bamboo Design Initiative

In the late 1990s, RISD and the Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali, Indonesia, engaged in a multi-year partnership to explore innovative uses and applications of bamboo—the fastest growing woody plant on earth, but one long deemed inferior by the Western world.

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