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Tremco sponsors AIA RI Education Expo on Sustainable Preservation

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

AIA Rhode Island and RWU’s collaboration with Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance on the AIA Rhode Island Education Expo continued for a 2nd consecutive year, held in a daylong program at RWU’s Richard L. Bready Sailing Center and the DF Pray Lecture Theater at the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.  The conference theme, “Built to Last: the Crossroads Between Sustainability and Historic Preservation” explored the world of sustainable preservation. Highlights included

Postian Wins national Newman Medal in Acoustics

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

5th year Architecture student Brad Postian was one of seven winners of the 2016 Robert Bradford Newman Medal in Architectural 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. The Newman Medal recognizes excellence in study of acoustics and its application to architecture. The program honors outstanding students at schools of architecture and architectural engineering throughout the world. Students selected for the award must have demonstrated excellence in this discipline and in the application of acoustical design principles in the course of their study. Other 2016 Newman Medal Winners include students from the University of Idaho, Virginia Polytechnic University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Kansas, and London Southbank University.

Duffy Speaks at Bard Graduate Center, NY

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Elizabeth Duffy, Associate Professor of Art, presented a lecture at the Bard Graduate Center as part of the Curatorial Practice as Experiment: A Chipstone Foundation-Bard Graduate Center Collaboration February 18, 2016. The program was convened by Bard Professor Catherine Whalen. The collaboration engages students in creative curatorial practice, leading to innovative interpretations of objects in physical and virtual space. The collaboration between Bard Graduate Center and the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Chipstone Foundation promotes study of American material culture and decorative arts, and include a student-curated exhibition and interpretive material in multiple formats.  Sessions feature visits with scholars such as Elizabeth Duffy, who are involved with innovative museum practices.

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.

SAAHP Student Interns supported by Career Investment Program present at Homecoming

November 11th, 2015 by bcampbell031

Eight students supported from the SAAHP Career Investment Program participated in a Homecoming Weekend panel regarding their recent internship placements. The panel included presentations to alumni, parents and other students by

Jacob Droogan, MASS Design Group, Boston
Sarah Phillips, MASS Design Group, Boston
Sam Frohlinger, Sixteen on Center, Tiverton, RI
Alexandra Gustafson, Kirby Perkins Construction, Middletown, RI
Andrew Larsen, Vision 3 Architects, Providence, RI
Taylor Messier, Saccoccio Associates, Cranston, RI
Tim Pranaitis, Meander Studio

Associate Dean Greg Laramie moderated the panel, where students discussed the firms involved, the process involved in securing their positions, their work experience, and advice for other students.