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Laramie presents at ACSA Seattle panel, March 2016, “Leveraging Student Leadership”

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Greg Laramie, AIA, Associate Dean, was a panelist at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual meeting in Seattle in March.  The panel “Leveraging Student Leadership” focused on how architecture programs can both support students’ extra- and co-curricular activities as well as utilize student involvement strategically to improve enrollment, retention, diversity, career placement, studio culture and help during the accreditation process.  Laramie was selected to participate on the panel having served as advisor to the highly successful RWU chapter of the AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) for the last 5 years.  RWU AIAS is one of the largest chapters in the country and annually has one of the largest contingents at the national AIAS Forum. The chapter was cited last year as the “Club of the Year” by University’s Student Programs and Leadership, has garnered national awards for their Freedom by Design service projects and is noted nationally for their effectiveness at advocating for student causes.

Khan serves on international jury

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Arts in Common incorporated

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Teaching Firm Aamodt/Plumb Graduate Studio tours 4 landmark New Canaan Houses

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

The Spring 2016 Arch 515 Graduate Architecture Design Studio, “Home and the Senses” led by Teaching Firm in Residence Aamodt/Plumb Architects toured four mid-20th century landmark houses in New Canaan, CT in early February. The studio is particularly interested in how modern residential design can produce emotional responses.  Houses visited included:

  • Noyes House 2 (1954), Eliot Noyes
  • Boisonnas House (1956), Philip Johnson
  • Evans House (1961), James Evans
  • Mills House 2, (1956), Willis N. Mills

Aamodt/Plumb’s Isaac Smith led the tour, joined by Historic Preservationist Martin Skrelunas at the Noyes House, and by architect James Evans at the Evans House. The studio trip was featured in Curbed.

 

Postian Wins national Newman Medal in Acoustics

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

5th year Architecture student Brad Postian has won a 2016 Newman Medal in Acoustics from the Acoustical Society of America. Postian received the award in recognition of work done in 2015 in Arch 332 Acoustics & Lighting, taught by RWU Professor Jeffrey Staats.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Art Exhibits at Byfield Gallery, Bristol

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

RWU’s Interdisciplinary Collaborative Art course led by Associate Professor Murray McMillan hosted an exhibition at Bristol’s Byfield Gallery on Saturday February 20. Featured students included  Missy Andrade, Tori Bedizen, Matt Boziwick, Eduardo Curé, Luke F Erwin, Brian Goepfert, Josh Grab, Collin Granger, Cory J Larrubia, Jon Perlstein, Sarah Phillips, Kevin Scarlata, Nicole Stetson, Jessie Valenti. RWU has established a student gallery at the Byfield School site, along with intermedia/senior studio space.