Stories about studios + projects

Elevating the Ordinary

As an Interior Architecture major, international Fulbright scholar Clara Marhló MA 16 is learning to adapt and enhance commonplace structures.

Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

Radical Innovator

Hospitality architecture designer Sophia Chan MIA focused on possibilities rather than constraints when dreaming up the futuristic Broadster Hotel.

Nonagenarian Stands Out

Though she happily accepted the Kresge Foundation’s 2015 Eminent Artist award, 91-year-old designer Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA is even happier that she’s still productive in her studio.

Cleaner + Better Care

In Germ Studio, students devise medical tools that reduce health-care associated infections while addressing issues related to patient comfort.

Confronting Climate Change

Students in a cross-disciplinary spring studio dream up designs for a proposed Museum of Climate Change in Manhattan.

Fortifying the Future

Students in an Interior Architecture studio sponsored by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation envision preservation through change at historic Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

Designs for Flexibility

Students in Intermittancy – an Interior Architecture (IA) studio taught by Critic Michael Beaman – are among the first to be using the state-of-the-art equipment in RISD’s collaborative Co-Works space as they propose various redesign solutions for RISD WORKS, the retail shop on the ground floor of the Chace Center.

I, Robot

In collaborating with architects, civil engineers and contractors on projects large and small, architectural designer Han Seok Nam MIA 08 finds that human error is a common problem.

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