Skip to Content

Yui in Co-Machines: Mobile Disruptive Architectures Competition

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Leonard Yui, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Sahoko Yui, Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Davis, have submitted a design Co-mpost, a mobile composter, to ON/OFF’s Co-Machines competition. ON/OFF is an international network of designers, architects, curators, filmmakers and urbanists describing:

Aamodt/Plumb, Cambridge and Austin is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence

February 2nd, 2016 by bcampbell031

Award-winning Aamodt/Plumb Architects, Cambridge and Austin, is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence led by principals Mette Aamodt and Andrew Plumb, with Isaac Smith. Aamodt Plumb is an emerging firm that has completed residential work in MA, NY, TX and NJ, specializing in exceptional modern homes and innovative work spaces. their Spring 2016 design studio will focus on residential architecture.

CBT Architects Planners, Boston is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence

February 2nd, 2016 by bcampbell031

CBT Architects Planners, Boston, led by principal Kishore Varanasi, AICP, is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence. CBT works nationally and internationally on projects ranging from urban district master planning to large-scale mixed-use developments, multi-family residential, hospitality interiors, corporate workplace, civic and academic projects, with more than 200 architects, urban planners, interior designers and support personnel. CBT is a recent winner of an AIA Middle East Award for their Master Plan of Masdar City 2 in the United Arab Emirates, a low-carbon and pedestrian-focused community designed to encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration.  The studio will address future scenarios of cities and urban form as influenced by digital technologies and the emergence of the shared economy.

Bonder receives 2016 ACSA Creative Achievement Award for work with students

February 2nd, 2016 by bcampbell031

Roger Williams University’s Julian Bonder, Professor of Architecture, is one of three national winners of the 2016 ACSA Creative Achievement Award, recognizing a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education. Bonder was recognized for work in 2013 and 2014 with undergraduate and graduate students in two design studios entitled, “Unearthing Traces of Rhode Island’s Slave Trade”. Excerpts from Bonder’s award submission,

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.