Stories about studios + projects

Art for People

Public arts administrator Liesel Fenner MLA 98 collaborates with artists to transform and revitalize once-ignored public spaces.

Sheltering Shellfish in the City

RI Youth Conservation League volunteers help RISD grad students make habitats for species known to improve coastal water quality.

Establishing Shellfish Habitats

A team of RI educators is preparing to test sculptural forms designed to attract marine life in the waters off India Point Park.

Confronting Climate Change

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

Land and Sea

Landscape Architecture students work across disciplines to find sustainable solutions to problems associated with Rhode Island’s coastline.

Designing Healthy Communities

Architects, designers, researchers and policy makers discuss strategies for initiating change and rethinking America’s unhealthiest neighborhoods.

Reinventing Rocky Point

New Landscape Architecture graduates Michelle Jordan MLA 14, Andrew Jacobs MLA 14 and Spike Meatyard MLA 14 presented a series of case studies on urban and coastal park design at Providence’s Save the Bay headquarters in early June.

Students Propose Public Art for Providence

Students in an interdisciplinary studio taught by Professor Ellen Driscoll, head of the Sculpture department and an accomplished public artist herself, are designing public art installations for the Kennedy Plaza area of downtown Providence.

Speakers Focus on Ground + Water

In recognition of National Landscape Architecture Month and the 190th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth, RISD’s Landscape Architecture department is hosting a lecture series this month focused on the interaction ofGround + Water.

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