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Ginette Wessel Joins SAAHP

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Ginette Wessel, Ph.D., joins SAAHP as Assistant Professor of Architecture, and will be teaching coursework in Site+ Environment, Urban and Regional Planning in Fall 2016. Wessel received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, following achieving her M.Arch. and MS in Geography with a Concentration in Community Planning from UNC Charlotte (where she won thesis awards in each discipline), and BS from Southern Illinois. Wessel has taught at UC Berkeley including as the Director of the (IN)CITY Summer Institute in Planning and at San Jose State University. Her scholarship will be included in an upcoming book from MIT Press. Wessel received several fellowships and teaching awards while a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley.

Joeb Moore Partners, Greenwich Fall 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Joeb Moore Partners Architects (JMPA) in Greenwich, CT is a Fall 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence. The firm’s work has received more than 50 national, regional and state awards through creating precise and creative buildings, landscapes and environments that explore the interface between the social and physical, convention and invention, and sensitive responses to nature and the ecologies of place.
JMPA’s studio will focus on “Food Networks + Community-Based Design”, at a site in Stonington, CT, and investigate issues and questions centered around Historic Preservation, ecological systems and landscape, and community based design within an architectural design project. The studio will take up this project which JMPA and landscape architects Reed Hildebrand have been working on.

2016 SAAHP Endowed Award and Scholarship Winners Announced

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Supported through the generosity of numerous donors, 2016 SAAHP Endowed Award and Scholarship winners are announced:

Thomas A. Fitzgerald Awards in Visual Arts Studies
First Place: Samara Hanon, $500
Honorable Mention: Emily Adler $250, Kayla Catanzaro $250
Thomas A. Fitzgerald Awards are supported by the Fitzgerald Family, are given annually to three students who display excellence in Visual Arts Studies, and is open to majors and non-majors.

2016 Kaestle Boos Associates Scholarship in Architecture
Austin Scott $1600
The Kaestle Boos Associates Scholarship is supported by Charles Boos, AIA, principal at Kaestle Boos Architects, New Britain, CT and Foxboro, MA, and given annually to a graduate student in Architecture for academic and design excellence.

Andy Cole, Tremco Sustainable Practices Prize Winner Announced

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Andy Cole, is the 2016 winner of the 2016 Tremco Sustainable Practices Prize. This $1,000 award is given to a Master of Architecture student whose work is distinguished through a demonstrated devotion to technical excellence, innovation and sustainability. 

2016 RWU AIA Rhode Island Scholarship Winners

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Two RWU Architecture students have won 2016 AIA Rhode Island Scholarship:
Joel Rosa, BS in Architecture fourth year student
Mariam Yaqub, Master of Architecture 6th year student
Rosa is a fourth year BS in Architecture student, Yaqub is a second year Master of Architecture student. Each scholarship provides $1500.

RWU Hosts AIA Rhode Island at New Providence location

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

The American Institute of Architects Rhode Island chapter has moved its headquarters to Roger Williams University’s new Providence location at One Empire Plaza, from its prior location at RWU’s former facility at 150 Washington Street, Providence. AIA Rhode Island has been located at RWU’s Providence locations since 2007, when the AIA RI Window on Architecture became one of only three AIA Chapter headquarters nationally to be established at an educational institution, and the only one in an urban location. AIAri’s new space on the ground floor and additional space when needed supports regular educational seminars, chapter and board meetings, and temporary exhibits. AIAri and Roger Williams University’s partnership on space for the chapter received an AIA national award in 2010.

New Graduate Students

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

SAAHP welcomes 45 new graduate students for Fall 2016. Master of Architecture students enter from Roger Williams University, and from University of Rhode Island, Long Island University, UMASS Amherst, University of Edinburgh, Clemson and Kent State universities.
MS in Historic Preservation student enter from Roger Williams University and from Connecticut College, College of Charleston, William Smith College, Iowa State and James Madison universities.

Dermody at 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Associate Professor Robert Dermody chaired a paper session “Educating Architects and Structural Engineers”, and presented a paper “A Survey of Structures Education in North American Schools of Architecture”, at the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture “Beyond the Limits in Guimaraes, Portugal in July 2016. the paper was co-authored with UNLV faculty member Deborah Oakley.

Yui Chosen as Finalist in 2016 ABX EXPO Competition

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

Leonard Yui, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Sahoko Yui were chosen as 1st phase finalists in the WHAT’S IN “The Quad: A Design Competition to Create Social Space completion as part of the ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) in November.  The "Quad" Competition is an international call for a social space installation. Proposals should envision a meaningful and impactful installation occupying a 20'x70' area that enriches the experience of social interactions. Proposal should employ thoughtful and innovative exhibition and fabrication methods without sacrificing cost and feasibility of construction. 1st Phase Finalists were announced on June 16, with 2nd Phase submission due on August 17. A final winner will be selected September 7, with installation at ABX 2016 in Boston over November 15-17. 

New Adjunct Faculty

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

The School welcomes several new practitioner/artist adjunct faculty for Fall 2016 in Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Visual Arts Studies.
Arch 113 Arch Design Core Studio I: Ramzi Naja, B.Arch. Lebanese American University, M.Arch. Harvard. Naja joins the first year design faculty group. Naja has been a Research Assistant at Harvard’s Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab, and the Zofnass Program in Sustainable Infrastructure.
Arch 213 Arch Design Core Studio II: Greg Williams of joins the 2nd year design faculty group. Williams’ firm Williams Ozcelik Architects has works underway in the US and Turkey, and he practiced previously with OMA London/Rotterdam, SOM Chicago and San Francisco, Emergent Architecture in Vienna, and David Riebe Architecture New York. He was educated at RPI and the Architectural Association, London.