Maryrose McGowan was the editor-in-chief of the first edition of Interior Graphic Standards (John Wiley & Sons), which received the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Excellence Award in Architecture and Urban Studies from the Association of American Publishers. She has authored several other professional reference and college textbooks as well as numerous articles for periodicals. McGowan was previously on staff at the American Institute of Architects, Professional Systems Division, researching and developing content for master guide specification system MasterSpec.
McGowan consulted on several divisions of the National Institute of Building Sciences BIM standard outline specification, which is used as the basis of the BIM standard model for public domain. A licensed architect and NCARB-certified architect, she has been a member of RISD’s faculty since 1997.
McGowan currently assists the curator for Architecture, Design and Photography at the MIT Museum, where her efforts focus on the archives of Walter Gropius and The Architects Collaborative as well as the pioneering technology and photographs of Berenice Abbott.
Fall 2023 Courses
This course explores the principles of construction and design detailing. The student will detail the construction of a previously designed studio project. Finish materials, window treatments, light fixtures, and furniture will be selected. Construction methods and materials will be examined as well as the performance and appearance retention of finishes. Individual presentations will be made on a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials.
Open to Senior Interior Architecture Students.
Major Requirement | BFA Interior Studies
Spring 2024 Courses
CODES AND DETAILS
This class introduces the student to an overview of codes and its implementation through construction details as related to the study of adaptive reuse. It will provide in depth focus on pertinent parts of local and national building codes that address issues affecting interior architecture such as egress, materials, planning, and accessibility. The student will be asked through quizzes as well as short design projects to implement these rules and regulations and to demonstrate a familiarity with the codes.
Open to Graduate Interior Architecture Students.
Major Requirement | MDes Interior Studies