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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.

Michael Rich on View at Providence Art Club, noted in Providence Journal

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Professor Michael Rich mid and large sized paintings will be on view from April 15 - July 15, 2016 in the Providence Art Club's Atrium Gallery at 1 Financial Plaza in downtown Providence. Rich was also part of a Member’s Exhibition, Providence Art Club, from February 14-March 11, which was featured in a review in the Providence Journal, “Impressive lineup at Providence Art Club”.

Aamodt/Plumb, Cambridge and Austin is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence

February 2nd, 2016 by bcampbell031

Award-winning Aamodt/Plumb Architects, Cambridge and Austin, is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence led by principals Mette Aamodt and Andrew Plumb, with Isaac Smith. Aamodt Plumb is an emerging firm that has completed residential work in MA, NY, TX and NJ, specializing in exceptional modern homes and innovative work spaces. their Spring 2016 design studio will focus on residential architecture.

CBT Architects Planners, Boston is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence

February 2nd, 2016 by bcampbell031

CBT Architects Planners, Boston, led by principal Kishore Varanasi, AICP, is a Spring 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence. CBT works nationally and internationally on projects ranging from urban district master planning to large-scale mixed-use developments, multi-family residential, hospitality interiors, corporate workplace, civic and academic projects, with more than 200 architects, urban planners, interior designers and support personnel. CBT is a recent winner of an AIA Middle East Award for their Master Plan of Masdar City 2 in the United Arab Emirates, a low-carbon and pedestrian-focused community designed to encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration.  The studio will address future scenarios of cities and urban form as influenced by digital technologies and the emergence of the shared economy.

Bonder receives 2016 ACSA Creative Achievement Award for work with students

February 2nd, 2016 by bcampbell031

Roger Williams University’s Julian Bonder, Professor of Architecture, is one of three national winners of the 2016 ACSA Creative Achievement Award, recognizing a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education. Bonder was recognized for work in 2013 and 2014 with undergraduate and graduate students in two design studios entitled, “Unearthing Traces of Rhode Island’s Slave Trade”. Excerpts from Bonder’s award submission,

ACSA Webinar features SAAHP Career Investment Program, Dean White

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) hosted its first ever webinar this January, 22, 2016 choosing “Study / Work /Study: Internships in Architecture” as its inaugural topic. The webinar focused on three schools--Clemson University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Roger Williams University—and how each has established approaches for students to receive work experience while enrolled. Dean Stephen White presented RWU’s Career Investment Program, which provides startup funding for student internships in the region and nationally, along with related efforts including our Teaching Firm in Residence Program, and the Samsung Design Studio that provide relationships with firms and high quality student computing supporting student development.

Fall Intermedia Art Student Work Exhibited with Byfield Artist Group, December

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The Fall 2015 Zipple Art Student Show from Professor Anne Tait’s Intermedia Studio was exhibited at Byfield School, Bristol on December 5, in conjunction with the Bristol Byfield Art and Design Group’s (BADG)  Holiday Open House. Students exhibiting included Emily Adler, Laura Burchett, Mackenzie Colnick, Evie Dubrost, Brian Goepfert, Andy Lange, Corey Pacheco, and Amelia Tayeh, who joined the professional artists—visual, writers, performance and designers—who opened their studios to the public to experience. The event was a tremendous collaborative experience between the practicing artists and our students with the East Bay community.

Town of Bristol, RWU, Arts Community team up on Arts in Common, November 2015

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The Town of Bristol, RI, Roger Williams University and the regional Arts Community initiated a working “Future Search” conference in November 2015 to create a dynamic creative arts district in Bristol and Rhode Island’s East Bay. Led by Gary Graham, Associate Professor of Architecture, and Roxanne O’Connell, Professor of Communication, Called Arts in Common, more than 60 people representing Town and university officials, design and construction professionals, academics, local businesses, community advocates and organizations convened at Bristol’s Reynold School over two days November 6-7, 2015. The group looked at the past, present, and future of the arts in Bristol, developed a comprehensive list of trends and current responses. Future scenarios and action plans are under development.

1772 + RWU initiative presented at National Trust Conference, DC

February 1st, 2016 by bcampbell031

The 1772 Foundation + Roger Williams University’s collaboration-in-progress on education in Historic Real Estate Finance (HREF) was presented at the the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC on November 6, 2015 by Dean Stephen White. The session was part of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) session. The initiative seeks to understand current educational practices, engage the broader range of parties essential for expanding HREF as part of development projects, and identify and disseminate best practices and effective strategies. The work presented involved several RWU Historic Preservation students including Lydia Costell, Claire Jeter, Bernard O’Brien, and Gabrielle Riley.