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

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.

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

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...

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Bonder receives 2016 ACSA Creative Achievement Award for work with students

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,

“Our Studio Mission is based on two main...

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ACSA Webinar features SAAHP Career Investment Program, Dean White

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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1772 + RWU initiative presented at National Trust Conference, DC

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...

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Marshall leads numerous Elder Justice and Historic Preservation activities

Professor of Historic Preservation Philip Marshall is undertaking numerous elder justice and historic preservation leadership activities while on a yearlong leave from Roger Williams in 2015/16. In October 2015, Marshall was the Keynote Speaker at the National Guardianship Association 2015 National Conference in Mesa, AZ, an invited participant in the Senior Investors Forum of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets association (SIFMA), gave the Keynote Address at the 8th Annual Crimes Against the Elderly Conference of the Texas...

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Silverthorne’s work displayed in Paris, Cheb, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Professor of Art Jeffrey Silverthorne’s work has and will be exhibited multiple European venues from November 2015 through June 2016. In November 2015, Silverthorne’s work was presented with four other European photographers at the Grand Palais in Paris, by Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve. In November and December, Galerie 4, Cheb, Czech Republic exhibited several of Silverthorne’s photographs in their 30 year commemorative exhibition and book. From December 2015-February 2016, Silverthorne’s work is part of the EYES WIDE OPEN! 100...

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AIAS / RWU Chapter sends 29 students to National Forum in San Francisco

29 RWU Architecture students attended the national AIAS Forum conference in San Francisco over the New Years break.  This was the largest contingent of students from any one chapter in the entire country, continuing a tradition of unsurpassed active engagement on a national scale that started 5 years ago.  Students attended workshops, keynote addresses (roll calls) and also got to see many of the sites around the bay area.  Favorites included the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, De Young Museum and the many firm crawls.  SAAHP Associate Dean Greg Laramie, club...

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Daher elected AIAS Northeast Quad Director

Clayton Daher, 4th year architecture student and President of AIAS/RWU chapter, was elected 2016-17 Northeast Quad Director at the 2015 Forum conference in San Francisco.  This position places Daher on the National Board of Directors for American Institute of Architecture Students organization.  Daher has previously held national position as chair of the Freedom by Design committee, and is currently serving his second year as President at the Roger Williams chapter.

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ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program visits RWU

Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering departments hosted over 40 high school students who are part of the Rhode Island ACE mentoring Program.  ACE meets in Providence, Pawtucket and Warwick on Wednesday afternoons and pairs the high school students with professional mentors from each of the three disciplines.  This year, Master of Architecture candidates Kelly Papa and Andrew Hernandez (both ACE program alumni) are serving as mentors, and they also organized the field trip to Roger Williams.  In addition to touring the...

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RI Tree Council Tree Stewards Training course offered to SAAHP students

The RI Tree Council offered their Tree Stewards Training course in October 2015 to a group of 35 SAAHP students and others composed of the Roger Williams University Macro Live Learn Community, Self-Directed Live Learn Community, RWU AIAS student organization, Newport Tree Society, and Town of Warren participants. The course was sponsored by the RWU Live Learn Community Initiative and the Newport Tree Society, and taught by the RI Tree Council’s Technical Director, John Campanini.  The Tree Steward course is a basic element of...

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RWU Arboretum Dedicated, first tree planted by co-founders SAAHP Alumni and students

SAAHP Alumni and current Architecture students planted a linden tree at the dedication of the RWU Arboretum, at Homecoming on Saturday, October 24. Arboretum student co-founders Loren White, ’14 and Christian Johnson, ’15, M.Arch. ’17, Macro LLC student leaders Annalisa Baci and Kelsey Moriarity, AIAS Freedom by Design student leaders Sarah Phillips and Sam Frohlinger joined President Donald Farish and Maia Farish, VP for Institutional Advancement Lisa Raiola, Dean Stephen White, parents, students and alumni for the ceremony. The tree...

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Women’s Leadership Network hosts Homecoming lunch

 

The SAAHP Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted a lunch for students, faculty, alumni and guest at homecoming October 24. The gathering of 25 participants included RWU Trustees Arlene Violet and Marcia Morris, HOK New York Sr. Principal for Aviation and Transportation Marion White, and Amanda Roy, M.Arch. ’05, of Ellenzweig Boston. The Women’s Leadership Network student leaders include Kristen Weigel, Kelly Papa, Alicia Maillet, and Allison Morgner, with Karen Hughes Faculty Advisor. Several members...

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