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Architecture Students win AIA Rhode Island, Industrial Fabrics Foundation Scholarships

February 10th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Graduate student Ellen Hassett and undergraduate Kristen Weigel have been awarded 2014 AIA Rhode Island Scholarships by the AIA Rhode Island Architectural Forum, the charitable arm of AIA Rhode Island. Hassett has been awarded $3100, and Weigel the $1000 DF Pray Scholarship. Weigel has also been awarded a $1000 2014 Industrial Fabrics Foundation Architecture Student Scholarship for the second consecutive year.




Butler’s Article “Reimagining the Movement” in American Art

November 10th, 2014 by dalexander

Sara Butler, Ph.D., Professor of Art and Architectural History and University Core Professor, has recently authored an article, "Reimagining the Movement:  Beyond the Art of Negro Advancement at the Interior Building, 1937-1948,"  for the Summer 2014 issue of American Art, one of the US’s leading arts publications. Butler wrote about Millard Sheets mural, The Negro’s Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America: Science, at the Department of the Interior, Washington DC, and other works.



Michael Rich’s work shown in Nantucket and San Francisco in Summer 2014

November 10th, 2014 by dalexander

Professor of Art Michael Rich’s work was shown in several Nantucket shows this Summer—paintings at the Old Spouter Gallery, etchings at the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN), paintings at the AAN’s Annual Sidewalk Sale, and paintings at the Adler & Co. booth at artMRKT at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.





Wodiczko + Bonder shortlisted for Canadian National Holocaust Museum

November 10th, 2014 by dalexander

Harvard University public artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and Roger Williams University Professor of Architecture Julian Bonder were shortlisted in an international competition for Canada's National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa earlier in 2014. Finalists included many top international architects including:
Studio Daniel Libeskind + Edward Burtynsky, New York/Zurich/Milan
David Adjaye Associates + Ron Arad, London
Quadrangle Architects + SWA group, Toronto
Saucier + Perrotte + Marie-France Brière, Montreal
Krzysztof Wodiczko + Julian Bonder, Cambridge, MA
Hossein Amanat + Esther Shalev-Gerz, Vancouver
Wodizcko + Bonder wrote of their scheme:

2014 Kaestle Boos Scholarships to Joanna Grocott, Peter Romains

October 6th, 2014 by dalexander

Undergraduate Architecture student Joanna Grocott and graduate student Peter Romains have been awarded the 2014 Kaestle Boos Associates Scholarships, with Grocott receiving the $1000 first prize, and Romains receiving a $500 Honorable Mention. Student submissions were reviewed by a group from Kaestle Boos Associates including Charles Boos, AIA, Principal, Mike McConnell, and KBA Associate and RWU Alumni Todd Costa, ’03.




The Summer Academy in Architecture was held for the 18th consecutive year from July 6-August 2, with 27 HS students enrolled

October 6th, 2014 by dalexander

The Summer Academy in Architecture was held for the 18th consecutive year from July 6-August 2, with 27 HS students enrolled—the highest participation total since the program was founded. Student participants were from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Hong Kong. The Academy was led by Julia Bernert with faculty Karen Hughes, BG Shanklin, Sarah Kennedy, Rachel Stopka; Graduate and Undergraduate Assistants Tyler Davenport, Shane Donnelly, Christian Johnson, Sarah Payton, Chris Rossi, Katelyn Veneman, and Jason Waisnor. The quality of work was high, with great spirit among the participants.

SAAHP hosts “Emerging Leaders” Women’s Leadership Network Exhibition and Panel for Alumni Weekend

October 6th, 2014 by dalexander

For the 3rd consecutive year SAAHP hosted an Alumni Weekend panel discussion on June 7, 2014 addressing Women’s Leadership. This year’s gathering featured national and regional leaders including Beverly Willis, FAIA of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) New York, the country’s standard-bearer for advancing women in architecture and the building industry, ACSA national President Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, Professor of Architecture at Florida International University, Kathy Bartels, AIA, Principal, LLB Architects Pawtucket; and SAAHP Women’s Leadership Network leaders Adjunct Faculty member Karen Hughes ’00 and student leaders Kelly Papa ’15 and Kristen Weigel ‘15.