Thirty-five practicing architects, artists, and preservation professionals enrich the School as adjunct faculty each year, along with art and architectural historians engaged in teaching and scholarship in the region.
Architecture and Historic Preservation faculty practitioners are principals in the firms of
Others come from Northeast Collaborative Architects (Dan Kwasniewski), Providence; ADD Inc (Eric Weyant), Boston, and Mesick, Cohen, Wilson, Baker Architects, Albany, NY (Eric Gradoia). Many Rhode Island and Massachusetts based artists serve as part time faculty teaching drawing, painting, sculpture, digital media, and special topics course. Art and Architectural Historians teaching as adjunct faculty are engaged in scholarship and teaching in the early and mid-years of their careers, with achievements in publications and on-going research.
Visiting Scholars come to the School for day long and weeklong stays, often in conjunction with offering a public lecture. Recent scholars include John Onians, University of East Anglia, England, Suzanne Blier, Harvard University, and Mark Jarzombek, MIT to the Art and Architectural History World Arts Seminar; and Jo Ruoff, Architect-Engineer, Aachen University, Germany to Arch 513 Comprehensive Project Design Studio.
Global Fellows Program
The Global Fellows Program brings noted practitioners and academics located in national and international locations to the school via distance learning coupled with short term visits to the School. Recent activities include:
Studio Critics, Lecturers, Consultants and Field Visits
More than 250 Visiting Critics attend Architecture design studio reviews, Visual Arts Studies critiques, and coursework across the school each year. There are more than 50 guest lecturers in coursework across the school each year, supported through donor gifts and through the School’s operational funds. Professional consultants provide specific expertise to complement the scope of coverage by lead faculty at key times during the semester in selected courses. The Visiting Critic program in Architecture is by far the most extensive professional-academic collaboration that takes place at the School, engaging students, faculty and practitioners from first year studies throughout the undergraduate and graduate programs. Historic Preservation students engage critics and experts in the field through numerous site visits throughout their years at Roger Williams.