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Built from the Earth

A group of RISD students and faculty members learn earthen architecture techniques on the island of Sardinia.

Continuing the Climate Conversation

Presenters at RISD’s second annual Climate Futures symposium renewed an inspiring dialogue about design and the Green New Deal.

Good News from DesignIntelligence

RISD’s Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs rank well in the 2019/20 survey of America’s top architecture and design schools.

Helping IKEA Surface in the City

Interior designer Nancy Vayo MIA 02 creates an inviting planning studio to provide IKEA with an urban outpost in Manhattan.

Reimagining Palazzo Cenci

Interior Architecture students propose updates for the 16th-century palace that houses RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome.

Studio Focuses on Racial Justice

Interior Architecture students are working with the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island to reimagine and reconfigure Providence’s Cathedral of St. John.

Designing a Refuge for Contemplation

As part of the department’s annual charette, students in Interior Architecture work together to propose quiet campus refuges.

Maharam Fellows Explore New Frontiers

Eleven students and new graduates are bringing valuable critical thinking skills to nonprofits around the world.

Re-Remembering Rosa Parks

An ambitious symposium considers how the bones of a ruined house can spark dialogue about memory, preservation and institutionalized racism.