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Zubizarreta wins national Alpha Chi recognition

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Diego Zubizarreta, BS ‘16, has received recognition from Alpha Chi, the national honorary society, exhibiting his work at the 2016 Alpha Chi Convention in Washington DC in April 2016. Apha Chi members are the top 5% of the university’s junior and senior class. Following graduation, Zubizzareta is working with Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven.

Graduate Student Association hosts 2015/16 Celebration and Awards Event

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

SAAHP’s Graduate Student Association sponsored the school’s Annual Celebration of Master of Architecture and MS in Historic Preservation graduating students, and the Graduate Student Awards at the Providence Art Club in May. This year’s award winners include:

MS in Historic Preservation Awards
Academic Achievement: Christina Coleman
Community Service: Christina Coleman
These awards were accompanied by a copy of The Skyscraper and the City, authored by Professor Gail Fenske, and published by the University of Chicago Press.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse attracts 600 to RWU Inaugural Macro Lecture

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, offered the inaugural Macro Lecture, “Time to Wake Up: How Students Can Change the Climate Change Debate” at Roger Williams University on March 31, 2016 in an event attended by more than 600 people in the University Fieldhouse. Senator Whitehouse is a leading US voice acknowledging and seeking action on climate change, which includes his more than 100 “Time To Wake Up” speeches in the US Senate in recent years. The senator’s remarks in the Macro Lecture were followed by a question and answer session with WCAI and WGBH’s science reporter Heather Goldstone.

Pavlides and students co-present at Gardner Mathematics Conference

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Eleftherios Pavlides PhD, AIA, Professor of Architecture, co-presented with Thomas Banchoff, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Brown University on the Chiral Icosahedral Hinge Elastegrity's Shape-shifting at the G4G12 Gathering for Gardner Twelve on March 31 2016 in Atlanta. Sarah Thompson, M.Arch ’16, was listed as third co-author. The presentation explored geometries involving folding and woven rigid and elastic members that can change shape, and polyhedral geometries that may be useful in structures as well as as models of biological forms

Proctor at Vasari@ Santa Croce Conference, Florence

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Assistant Professor Anne Proctor was one of nine presenters from Italy and abroad at the Vasari @ Santa Croce Conference, Florence Italy, March 2016; in association with the Medici Archive Project, Opera di Santa Croce, Syracuse University, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The conference featured presentations in Italian and English. Proctor presented ““Vasari and his Subcontractors: Francesco da Sangallo, Dionigi Nigetti, and Battista Botticelli at Santa Croce”. Other presenters were from Temple University, Syracuse University, University of Florence, Opera di Santa Croce, Christopher Newport University, American University, University of Fribourg, University of Barcelona, and the Medici Archive Project.

O’Neill’s Abacus installed at de Cordova Sculpture Park

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Artist Dan O’Neill, SAAHP Studio Technician, has a new site specific installation of his work Abacus at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA from May 11-15, 2016. The paper and monofilament work is curated by The Avenue Concept.

Bonder presents at ACSA Seattle, is Raoul Wallenberg Juror at Michigan

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Professor of Architecture Julian Bonder was one of three recipients of the ACSA Creative Achievement Award, for his work with students “Unearthing Traces of Rhode Island’s Slave Trade” in March 2016, featured earlier this year in SAAHP News. In April, Bonder also served as a Raoul Wallenberg juror for the University of Michigan Taubmann College of Architecture. Wallenberg, a 1935 graduate from Michigan’s architecture program, led efforts that saved tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, and his memory is a significant legacy at the university and its Taubman College of Architecture.

Dermody moderates two BTES panels at ACSA Conference, Seattle

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Associate Professor Robert Dermody moderated two panel discussions at the 104th ACSA Annual Meeting in Seattle. The first “ Structure as Design Knowledge” co-moderated by Dermody with colleagues Marci Uihlein from University of Illinois-Champaign and Tyler Sprague from the University of Washington, explored the exchange between structure and architecture, investigating how structure as a knowledge-creating framework enhances and compliments architectural design. The second was a Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) Special focus session on Technology, Architecture and Design, a new journal being launched this year by BTES. Panelists include Michelle Addington, Kiel Moe and Rashida Ng.

Laramie presents at ACSA Seattle panel, March 2016, “Leveraging Student Leadership”

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Greg Laramie, AIA, Associate Dean, was a panelist at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual meeting in Seattle in March.  The panel “Leveraging Student Leadership” focused on how architecture programs can both support students’ extra- and co-curricular activities as well as utilize student involvement strategically to improve enrollment, retention, diversity, career placement, studio culture and help during the accreditation process.  Laramie was selected to participate on the panel having served as advisor to the highly successful RWU chapter of the AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) for the last 5 years.  RWU AIAS is one of the largest chapters in the country and annually has one of the largest contingents at the national AIAS Forum.

Barcelona Program Directors Miguel Roldan + Merce Berengue to build energy efficient social housing in Barcelona

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Miguel Roldan, Director of the Barcelona Architecture Center, and Merce Berengue of Roldan Berengue Arquitectos Barcelona, have won  a recent competition to building 46 energy efficient social housing units in Barcelona. The firm’s design inserts wooden housing inside of the Fabra/Coats industrial complex in the city’s Sant Andreau district. Roldan and Berengue say of their scheme, “We wanted to minimally touch the existing building and we have studied a lighter system, adding or interest in its organic origin and energy efficiency that it brings.” Construction begins in September 2016.