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ACSA Webinar features SAAHP Career Investment Program, Dean White

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) hosted its first ever webinar this January, 22, 2016 choosing “Study / Work /Study: Internships in Architecture” as its inaugural topic. The webinar focused on three schools--Clemson University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Roger Williams University—and how each has established approaches for students to receive work experience while enrolled. Dean Stephen White presented RWU’s Career Investment Program, which provides startup funding for student internships in the region and nationally, along with related efforts including our Teaching Firm in Residence Program, and the Samsung Design Studio that provide relationships with firms and high quality student computing supporting student development.

Fall Intermedia Art Student Work Exhibited with Byfield Artist Group, December

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The Fall 2015 Zipple Art Student Show from Professor Anne Tait’s Intermedia Studio was exhibited at Byfield School, Bristol on December 5, in conjunction with the Bristol Byfield Art and Design Group’s (BADG)  Holiday Open House. Students exhibiting included Emily Adler, Laura Burchett, Mackenzie Colnick, Evie Dubrost, Brian Goepfert, Andy Lange, Corey Pacheco, and Amelia Tayeh, who joined the professional artists—visual, writers, performance and designers—who opened their studios to the public to experience. The event was a tremendous collaborative experience between the practicing artists and our students with the East Bay community.

Town of Bristol, RWU, Arts Community team up on Arts in Common, November 2015

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The Town of Bristol, RI, Roger Williams University and the regional Arts Community initiated a working “Future Search” conference in November 2015 to create a dynamic creative arts district in Bristol and Rhode Island’s East Bay. Led by Gary Graham, Associate Professor of Architecture, and Roxanne O’Connell, Professor of Communication, Called Arts in Common, more than 60 people representing Town and university officials, design and construction professionals, academics, local businesses, community advocates and organizations convened at Bristol’s Reynold School over two days November 6-7, 2015. The group looked at the past, present, and future of the arts in Bristol, developed a comprehensive list of trends and current responses. Future scenarios and action plans are under development.

1772 + RWU initiative presented at National Trust Conference, DC

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The 1772 Foundation + Roger Williams University’s collaboration-in-progress on education in Historic Real Estate Finance (HREF) was presented at the the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC on November 6, 2015 by Dean Stephen White. The session was part of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) session. The initiative seeks to understand current educational practices, engage the broader range of parties essential for expanding HREF as part of development projects, and identify and disseminate best practices and effective strategies. The work presented involved several RWU Historic Preservation students including Lydia Costell, Claire Jeter, Bernard O’Brien, and Gabrielle Riley.

Marshall leads numerous Elder Justice and Historic Preservation activities

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

Professor of Historic Preservation Philip Marshall is undertaking numerous elder justice and historic preservation leadership activities while on a yearlong leave from Roger Williams in 2015/16. In October 2015, Marshall was the Keynote Speaker at the National Guardianship Association 2015 National Conference in Mesa, AZ, an invited participant in the Senior Investors Forum of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets association (SIFMA), gave the Keynote Address at the 8th Annual Crimes Against the Elderly Conference of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in El Paso, and was a presenter at the National Adult Protective Services Association Annual Conference in Orlando.

Silverthorne’s work displayed in Paris, Cheb, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Fall 2015-Spring 2016

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

Professor of Art Jeffrey Silverthorne’s work has and will be exhibited multiple European venues from November 2015 through June 2016. In November 2015, Silverthorne’s work was presented with four other European photographers at the Grand Palais in Paris, by Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve. In November and December, Galerie 4, Cheb, Czech Republic exhibited several of Silverthorne’s photographs in their 30 year commemorative exhibition and book. From December 2015-February 2016, Silverthorne’s work is part of the EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition at the Westlicht Museum and OstLicht-Gallery for Photography in Vienna. An accompanying book publication includes Silverthorne along with other noted photographers Robert Frank, Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, Christer Stromholm, Bruce Davidson and others.

AIAS / RWU Chapter sends 29 students to National Forum in San Francisco

January 12th, 2016 by glaramie

29 RWU Architecture students attended the national AIAS Forum conference in San Francisco over the New Years break.  This was the largest contingent of students from any one chapter in the entire country, continuing a tradition of unsurpassed active engagement on a national scale that started 5 years ago.  Students attended workshops, keynote addresses (roll calls) and also got to see many of the sites around the bay area.  Favorites included the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, De Young Museum and the many firm crawls.  SAAHP Associate Dean Greg Laramie, club advisor, went along with the students.

Daher elected AIAS Northeast Quad Director

January 12th, 2016 by glaramie

Clayton Daher, 4th year architecture student and President of AIAS/RWU chapter, was elected 2016-17 Northeast Quad Director at the 2015 Forum conference in San Francisco.  This position places Daher on the National Board of Directors for American Institute of Architecture Students organization.  Daher has previously held national position as chair of the Freedom by Design committee, and is currently serving his second year as President at the Roger Williams chapter.

ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program visits RWU

November 11th, 2015 by bcampbell031

Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering departments hosted over 40 high school students who are part of the Rhode Island ACE mentoring Program.  ACE meets in Providence, Pawtucket and Warwick on Wednesday afternoons and pairs the high school students with professional mentors from each of the three disciplines.  This year, Master of Architecture candidates Kelly Papa and Andrew Hernandez (both ACE program alumni) are serving as mentors, and they also organized the field trip to Roger Williams.  In addition to touring the Architecture and Engineering buildings, a panel of current RWU students that including Hernandez, freshmen architecture majors Jonathan Loaiza, Sebastian Moreta and Yoel Langomas (all ACE RI alumni), 5th year architecture major Samatha Moscardelli (also an ACE alum), and second year Construction Management major (and architecture minor) Michael O’Brien, talked about their experiences in college and how the ACE program prepared them for furt

RI Tree Council Tree Stewards Training course offered to SAAHP students

November 11th, 2015 by bcampbell031

The RI Tree Council offered their Tree Stewards Training course in October 2015 to a group of 35 SAAHP students and others composed of the Roger Williams University Macro Live Learn Community, Self-Directed Live Learn Community, RWU AIAS student organization, Newport Tree Society, and Town of Warren participants. The course was sponsored by the RWU Live Learn Community Initiative and the Newport Tree Society, and taught by the RI Tree Council’s Technical Director, John Campanini.  The Tree Steward course is a basic element of training for student leaders in the RWU Arboretum, and the Macro Live Learn: Reforestation for Climate Change initiative.