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Spanish architects Roldan + Berengue Visiting Critics in Summer Graduate Architecture Studios

September 15th, 2015 by glaramie

Barcelona architects Miguel Roldan and Mercedes Berengue spent two weeks this summer as Visiting Critics at RWU in the Graduate Architectural Design and Comprehensive Project Design studio taught by Roberto Viola Ochoa. Roldan is the founder and director of the Barcelona Architecture Center , and the two lead the award-winning firm Roldan + Berengue . With Viola Ochoa, Roldan and Berengue participated in studio reviews including the “Sasaki Review” at the firm’s Watertown MA office where numerous members of the firm critique student work, and in consultant visits with Arup Associates Boston, one of the world’s leading consulting engineering firms.

Three McMillan artworks open in Boston

September 15th, 2015 by glaramie

Three works by artists Megan and Murray McMillan, RWU Associate Professor of Art, were on display in the Boston area in June-August 2015, including a large video installation in the catacombs of Fort Warren on Georges Island in the Boston Harbor, a project video component on the WGBH Video Wall--a 40 foot wide jumbotron in downtown Boston along Highway 90, and a video shot at Fort Warren at Boston Sculptor's Gallery. These installations were funded by RWU's Foundation to Promote Scholarship and Teaching and Pacific Laser Systems.

49 Bristol-Warren High School Emerging Artists hosted at RWU since 2012

September 15th, 2015 by glaramie

RWU’s Emerging Artists Program has now hosted 49 Mount Hope High School students in RWU Visual Arts Studies courses in the three years that the program has been offered since 2012. The program reserves spaces for up to four High School students during Fall, Spring and Summer semester courses in Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, Photography and Sculpture alongside RWU undergraduate students. Initially organized by Professor Michael Rich, the program allows student in the Bristol-Warren district to enroll in college level courses for a $100 registration fee. Student work has been outstanding, as the participants test their abilities at the college level.

Joanna Grocott places 2nd in International Student Competition

September 4th, 2015 by glaramie

Joanna Grocott, BS Arch  ’14 and Master of Architecture candidate placed 2nd in the International Union of Architects / Public Health Group (uia/phg) 2015 student competition.  The purpose of the competition was to seek innovative approaches in designing mobile medical units to facilitate the swift diagnosis, isolation and treatment of patients with Ebola or other communicable diseases.  Grocott was attending Tsingjua University in Beijing as part of a RWU study abroad program.  She will share the $5,000 prize with her two teammates.

RWU-RISD Annual Architecture Student Exhibition at AIA Rhode Island, June-August 2015

September 4th, 2015 by glaramie

The 6th annual RWU-RISD Architecture Student Exhibition was held at AIA Rhode Island from June 18-July 15, 2015, with an opening on June 18 as part of Gallery Night Providence. More than 20 galleries in the city open their doors to the public on the third Thursday each month from March through October. Roger Williams University Architecture work this year focused on undergraduate and graduate student award winners.

Patrick Charles to be 2015/16 Visiting Professor at Cornell

September 3rd, 2015 by glaramie

Associate Professor Patrick Charles will spend 2015/16 as a Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture at Cornell University. This Fall Charles will teach a course on curtain walls, and an elective in the Baker Program for Real Estate on Building Environmental Sustainability.

Jeremy Wells wins Fulbright Award to Brazil, Fall 2015

September 3rd, 2015 by glaramie

Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells will spend the Fall 2015 semester as a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil, teaching at the Universidade Federale do Pernambuco in Recife, and working to extend a new model of heritage conservation, where community members and preservation experts work together to preserve the heritage that is important to their community. Wells will also work closely with doctoral students to conduct fieldwork in the local communities, and co-teach a course in modern heritage at the university. Wells work will be published in the journal City & Time.

Thomas A. Fitzgerald Scholarship in Visual Arts Studies reaches endowment level, three Award winners announced

September 3rd, 2015 by glaramie

Through the generosity of the Fitzgerald Family, in 2015 the Thomas A. Fitzgerald Scholarship reached its endowment level, and is now available in perpetuity. The Fitzgerald Scholarship Award is awarded annually to 3 RWU students who display excellence in visual arts studies, and is open to majors and non-majors. 2015 winners are:
• First Place: Bridgit O’Hara
• Honorable Mention: Kerri Spero, Tori Bodozian

2015 SAAHP Graduate Student Award Winners announced at Providence Art Club

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

SAAHP hosted its graduate awards ceremony on May 9, 2015 at the Providence Art Club, sponsored by the SAAHP Graduate Student Association, with a reception and dinner for all graduate students.

2015 Master of Architecture graduate awards went to:
• The AIA Henry Adams Medal, awarded to the top ranking graduate: Peter Romains
• The AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit, awarded to the second ranking graduate: Scott Schwartz
• The Alpha Rho Chi Medal, for promise of professional achievement, and service to the School: Alexander Schweitzer
• Master of Architecture Thesis Awards: Peter Romains, Justin Dufresne
• Master of Architecture Thesis Commendations: Pawel Honc, Andrew Kotleski, Jessica Palmer

2015 SAAHP Undergraduate Student Award Winners announced at RWU Student Academic Showcase

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

SAAHP’s 2015 undergraduate student award winners in Architecture, Art and Architectural History, Historic Preservation, and Visual Arts Studies, were announced as part of the Spring 2015 Student Academic Showcase in April.

In Architecture:

  • Freshman Design Award: Molly Zmich. Honorable Mention: Andrea Olmedillo, John Daley
  • Sophomore Design Award: Nathan Lynch. Honorable Mention: Larissa Sattler
  • Senior Architecture Excellence: Kristen Weigel, Scott Reynolds, Andy Cole

In Art and Architectural History:

  • Senior Academic Achievement: Elizabeth Remy

In Historic Preservation:

  • Senior Academic Excellence: Christina Coleman
  • Community Engagement: Christina Coleman

In Visual Arts Studies: