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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:

Rick Buist of Bioroof is first speaker in Tremco-RWU-AIA Rhode Island Sustainable Practices Partnership Lecture and Seminar Series

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

Rick Buist, President of Bioroof, Inc., Toronto, delivered the first lecture to be part of the Tremco-RWU-AIA Rhode Island Sustainable Practices Partnership Lecture and Seminar Series, “Vegetated Roofs—Green you can bank on”, in April 2015. Bioroof has designed a system that fulfills goals of biodiversity, storm water retention, reduction of urban heat island, and reduced energy consumption. He has been involved in the design and installation of hundreds of green roof projects throughout North America, establishing standards of performance in areas of storm water and cooling.

Carranza and Lara’s book "Modern Architecture in Latin America" published

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

RWU Professor of Architecture Luis E. Carranza and University of Texas at Austin Associate Professor Fernando Lara have co-authored a landmark book, Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, Utopia, published by the University of Texas Press in 2014. The book is one of the first to provide a comprehensive overview of modern architecture in this area of the world. Carranza and Lara will lecture at RWU on the subject as part of the Fall 2015 SAAHP Public Events Series, and their exhibition of the same name will be on view in the gallery from August 26-September 23.

New 2015 Sustainable Practices Partnership established between RWU, Tremco and AIA Rhode Island

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Roger Williams University and AIA Rhode Island have established a 2015 Sustainable Practices Partnership.  As part of the three-part collaboration, Tremco will sponsor a Fall/Spring Sustainable Practices Lecture and Seminar Series, sponsor sustainability-related speakers at the AIA RI Summer Education Expo. Tremco will also host an RWU Architecture intern to learn about Tremco’s sustainable project development, supported by the SAAHP Career Investment Program. The seminar series, open to University students and faculty, design professionals and the community, will focus on best practices in high performance building envelopes, sustainability and building technologies.