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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.

RWU partners with NRF and others on “Keeping History Above Water” Conference addressing heritage, climate change, April 10-13, 2016

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), Salve Regina University, URI Coastal Resources Center, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Union of Concerned Scientists are partnering together on an international, multi-disciplinary conference on saving historic structures and neighborhoods in the face of rising tides. The conference, Keeping History Above Water, will take place in Newport from April 10-13, 2016.

Barcelona Program for RWU Architecture undergrad and grad begins Fall 2015 joining Clemson, Texas A&M, Japanese consortium

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

Beginning in Fall 2015, RWU Architecture students will participate in the Barcelona Architecture Center (BAC) for semester long study abroad at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The BAC currently hosts Texas A&M, Clemson University, and a consortium of Japanese universities including Shibaura Institute, Chiba University, Tama Art University, Toyo University, Tokyo University of Arts, Kyoto University of Art & Design, Hosei University and Tokyo University of Science.

1772 Foundation grants $105,000 to RWU for Historic Real Estate Redevelopment Finance study

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

Newport, RI-based 1772 Foundation has awarded Roger Williams University a $105,000 grant for 2015, seeking to improve the relation between education and practice regarding Historic Real Estate Development Finance. Roger Williams University has created and gathered an interdisciplinary team among historic preservation, architecture, planning, law and business faculty, practitioners and government leaders to analyze how historic real estate development finance is taught in higher education. Initial efforts to date include. The program is led by a team consisting of Nancy Alexander of Ideas for Action, New Haven; Eric Busch, Principal at Rustpoint Advisory, RI; and Stephen White, AIA, Dean of RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.

Karl Daubmann, B.Arch. ’95, wins prestigious Rome Prize

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

Karl Daubmann, B.Arch. ’95, is one of two architecture awardees among 31 artists, designers and scholars to receive the 2015/16 Rome Prize awarded by the American Academy in Rome. Now in its 119th year, the prize is awarded to individuals who display exceptional promise in their professional fields, enabling them to undertake creative projects with a public element for an average of eleven months in Rome.  The winners work span eleven disciplines ranging from music to ancient studies, were selected by eight interdisciplinary juries, and will be rewarded with accommodation in Rome as well as project funding of up to $28,000 per year, depending on the length of their stay.

Town of Bristol and RWU establish Byfield Art Studio and Exhibition space in Spring 2015

September 1st, 2015 by glaramie

The Town of Bristol and Roger Williams University are collaborating at the formerly vacated Byfield School, in establishing art studio spaces for Roger Williams University students that commenced in Spring 2015.  The town has created Byfield as an artist’s building with studio spaces for many practicing artists, along with academic space for RWU Visual Arts Studies students, and the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Arts initiative led by RWU Associate Professor Murray McMillan, which includes dance, theatre, music and visual arts collaborators.  RWU facilities at Byfield include a 3rd floor senior studio and Inter Media space, and a 2nd floor gallery and meeting space. The space is on the RWU Shuttle loop linking the campus to multiple sites in Bristol.

Romains presents at NESAH Annual Student Symposium

April 23rd, 2015 by bcampbell031

Spring 2015 Master of Architecture candidate Peter Romains is one of eight presenters at the 37th New England Society of Architectural Historians Student Symposium taking place at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design on February 28. Other student presenters attend Boston University, Williams College, Harvard, Brown, Norwich University, Yale, and MIT.  Romains completed his undergraduate studies at Roger Williams as well, where he received a BS in Architecture with a Minor in Art and Architectural History.

Silverthorne Exhibition at FoMu, Antwerp, Belgium February-June 2015

April 23rd, 2015 by bcampbell031

A retrospective exhibition of Professor of Art Jeffrey Silverthorne’s work, entitled “The Precision of Silence”, is on view from February 20-June 7, 2015 at the “FoMu” FotoMusem Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.






MASS Design, Boston / Kigali / Port-Au-Prince is a Spring 2015 Teaching Firm in Residence

February 19th, 2015 by bshapiro459

MASS Design Group is a Spring Teaching Firm, led by co-founders CEO Michael Murphy, COO Alan Ricks, and Director David Saladik. MASS Design Group began in 2008 during the design of the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, a project of Partners in Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Since then, MASS has expanded to work on three continents with projects spanning the design of buildings, research, policy, education and strategic planning. Their work seeks to provide infrastructure, buildings, and the human and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity, and well-being.

MASS has been awarded the Curry Stone Design Prize, Zomtobel Prize, Architecture League Emerging Voices Award, Healthcare Design Changemaker Award, Contract Magazine “Designer of the Year”, and received the World Architecture News Burro Happold Award, among others. MASS has been a finalist for the TED Prize and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and semi-finalist for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven is a Spring 2015 Teaching Firm in Residence

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven returns as a Teaching Firm in Spring 2015, led by Lisa Gray, FAIA and Alan Organschi, with Parker Lee and other members of the firm. Gray Organschi’s work: “explores the intersection of design and building production. We recognize building as a medium through which architectural ideas are most forcefully explored and unforgivingly expressed; as an undertaking that consumes physical and environmental resources as it irrevocably alters the character and culture of a place. We seek to take the greatest possible advantage of those resources that we claim in the process of design and construction. The work in our studio and fabrication facility is fed by research and analysis of the sites we engage, the programs we shape, and the materials and methods we implement.