Stories about studios + projects

Intense Focus on the Rohingya

RISD students and faculty grapple with real-world problems at Brown University’s Hack for Humanity.

Recent Grads Win Recognition

Landscape Architecture alumni Siyi He MLA 17 and Yixin Ren MLA 17 are awarded a $20,000 prize for their proposed mixed-income housing complex incorporating multiple community gardens.

Water in the Desert, Ceramics in the Landscape

In a cross-disciplinary fall studio, Landscape Architecture and Ceramics students explored ideas for preserving water resources—and ways of life—in the American Southwest.

Recent Grad Explores Paradoxes of Place

Through his emerging fine art practice, recent Landscape Architecture graduate Senbo Yang MLA 16 is focusing on the effects of displacement among 21st-century nomads.

The Return of 10,000 Suns

Landscape Architecture Critic Adam E. Anderson MLA 12 raised seed money and led a team of volunteers to bring a joyous vision to life on the edge of RISD’s campus.

Hands-on Help for Women

Victims of human trafficking in Louisville, KY are benefiting from life-changing opportunities made possible through an innovative startup called Anchal.

Redesigning Environmentalism

Ian Quate MLA 11 is helping to redefine landscape architecture through an interdisciplinary research project focused on cleaning up Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.

Restoring RI’s Coastal Waters

Students in Landscape Architecture and Sculpture joined an interdisciplinary team of designers and scientists to install sculptural reefs along a waterway at India Point Park in Providence.

Critical Design Can Change the World

In early May members of the RISD and Brown communities came together to share thoughts at the second annual Critical Design/Critical Futures symposium.

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