Pamela Unwin-Barkley

East Greenwich-based architectural designer Pamela Unwin-Barkley has taught design at RISD since 2004 in both the Architecture department and the Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies. She teaches classes on design and spatial dynamics, and her research investigates landscape, monumental form and design narratives. She received the Helen Fagen Tyler Fellowship and earned a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, and she holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Kentucky.

In addition to teaching and her Greenwich Bay Design practice, Unwin-Barkley serves as the president of the Warwick Museum of Art and on the board of the Woman’s Development Corporation, an organization that provides affordable housing in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • FOUND-1003-06 Studio: Design
  • FOUND-1003-13 Studio: Design
  • BARC, University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • MARC, Cornell University


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design