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Zipf published in Radical Teacher

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Catherine Zipf’s article, “The Architecture of American Slavery: Teaching the Black Lives Matter Movement to Architects” was published in Radical Teacher, an online journal of the University of Pittsburgh, in Fall 2016. Zipf served in 2015/16 as Visiting Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History. Zipf describes “from its start, I wanted to take the long view of the subject, and to define both ‘architecture’ and ‘slavery’ very broadly. The long view created the opportunity to draw connections between the past and the present—not just plantation houses and slave quarters but every space and landscape in which the economic apparatus of slavery took form, including sugar houses, cotton mills, universities, missions, and public housing.”

Keeping 74 Bridge Street Above Water at SAAHP

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

RWU hosted special interactive session “Keeping 74 Bridge Street Above Water” with leaders from the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), Union Studio & Community Design, and Building Conservation Associates (BCA) on Tuesday, November 29 at the SAAHP Gallery. The NRF’s property, the Townsend House at 74 Bridge Street in Newport, was the subject of Union Studio and Building Conservation Associates work, initiated in conjunction with the April 2016 conference, Keeping History Above Water, co-sponsored by NRF and RWU and others. NRF’s Pieter Roos and Margot Nishimura, Union Studio’s Doug Kallfelz and Stephanie Zurek, and BCA’s Lisa Howe (an RWU alumna) all participated in the session, and provided interpretation of the exhibition. Keeping History Above Water is one of the first efforts in the US to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on historic sites in coastal areas.

Duffy featured in Wisconsin, New York, Israel

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Elizabeth Duffy, Professor of Art, had her work Maximum Security 50 States Project: Wisconsin that included screen-printed papers that include images of prisons in each state in the US, in the exhibition Why Wallpaper at the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Featured artists include Alpha workshops, Elizabeth Duffy, Ebony G. Patterson, Francesco Simeti, Christine Tarkowski, Brigitte Zieger. Duffy’s work explores the culture of incarceration in the country.
 
Duffy’s work was also included in Soul Searching at DM Contemporary in New York from November 11-December 17. DM Contemporary is committed to be a platform for relevant art that embodies the mood and spirit of the moment. The exhibition features six artists—Colin Chase, Linda Cummings, Duffy, Susan Hamburger, Debra Priestly, Cheryl Yun—whose work directly addresses social, political and environmental issues.
 

ABX Alumni Reception sponsored by Tremco

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

SAAHP’s annual Alumni Reception at ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) on November 18, 2016 was sponsored by Tremco, as part of the Tremco Sustainable Practices Partnership which has completed its 2nd year. More than 100 alumni and guests were present for the reception, where Tremco’s Steven Hughes and Dean Stephen White updated alumni on the achievements of our partnership with Tremco and AIA Rhode Island, which includes Fall and Spring events, sponsorship of the AIA Rhode Island Summer Education Expo held at RWU each year, the Tremco Sustainable Practices Prize for an M.Arch. student, and the Tremco Internship, where an RWU M.Arch. students takes part in a month-long training at Tremco’s Cleveland and Toronto facilities, including involvement with the University of Toronto’s Green Roof Innovation Technology (GRIT) Lab.

Yui and Students design and build MNS Outdoor Classroom

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Leonard Yui, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and students undertook a collaborative project to design the Marine and Natural Sciences Outdoor Classroom in Fall 2016, working collaboratively with RWU’s Facilities, Sustainability Studies faculty Loren Byrne. Students included Harrison Carney, Adam Clary, Victoria Fagan, Cameron Germond, Yiyu Han, Ally Hess, Michael Jarmon, Rachel Kelly, David Kitchen, Nathan Lynch, Nick Marques, Wyatt Martineau, Linda Penaloza, Nick Pyles, Joshua Seabrook, and Bryan Smith involved in design and construction.

Butler in Foreign Trends on American Soil

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Sara Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History, published a book chapter, "The Garden Network: George Rogers Hall's Horticultural Activism," in Foreign Trends on American Soil, edited by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, recently published by the University of Virginia Press. Hall is noted for planting some of the first Japanese trees and shrubs in North America at his home in Bristol in the 19th century.

2016 NE Home Magazine Scholarship Award to RWU AIAS

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

New England Home Magazine has awarded its 2016 Scholarship Award to the Roger Williams University. The $5000 award will be used to support the RWU American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Chapter’s current AIAS Freedom By Design project to design and build an Outdoor Classroom and Children’s Arboretum at the Pell School in Newport, RI, in conjunction with the City of Newport and the non-profit Newport Arboretum. The project has completed schematic design, and is creating a living laboratory for sustainability curricular innovation in this K-6 School. AIAS students collaborate with the Pell School’s teachers, Newport Arboretum staff, and with RWU School of Education faculty and students.RWU’s previous AIAS Freedom By Design effort completed in conjunction with the Town of Bristol, RI and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation designed and built a “Garden of Hope” in Bristol, which received national recognition in 2015.

SAAHP Events within RWU 2016 Homecoming features CIP, Alumni, WLN, Arboretum

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
The School’s 2016 Homecoming Program attracted more than 160 people to events featuring the Career Investment Program, Alumni achievements, the SAAHP Women’s Leadership Network, and the RWU Arboretum. The day was sponsored by the RWU Alumni Association and SAAHP.
The day’s first event featured a Student Panel on the Career Investment Program, where current undergraduate and graduate students Alexandra Gustafson, Sam Frohlinger and Nathan Lynch described their CIP-supported internships with firms, with faculty, and addressed how the internship benefitted their transition to the professions, and also how it related to their ongoing studies while they are still completing their degree programs.

Moore inducted into New England Design Hall of Fame

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Joeb Moore, Principal at Joeb Moore Partners Architects, Greenwich, CT and Fall 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence, was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame at the New England Home magazine annual gala on November 10. At his induction, Moore was described as “architect, intellectual, visionary—Moore’s work explores “the interface between the social and the physical, between convention and invention, and between art and construction.”

Viola Ochoa in Guatemala

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Roberto Viola Ochoa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of Advanced Studies, was an invited participant at the Cátedra Jorge Montes of the Universidad del Istmo (UNIS) in Guatemala, The event gathers professionals in practice and academia from all over the world to participate in a series of conferences, discussions with students and design charrettes dealing with a theme proposed by the students. This year, under the title “Roots of Change: Design Throughout Time”, the event focused in ways in which architecture and design are learning from and reinterpreting traditions in order to build a better future.