Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate Assistantships Program reaches across the Cummings School of Architecture’s disciplines and activities, providing mentoring relationships between faculty and graduate students to advance teaching as well as scholarly, professional and creative activities. The School offers a remarkable number of merit-based graduate assistantships per year to all entering students whose gpa is 3.0 or higher, covering approximately 1/3 of tuition costs per student for their participation in academic, faculty and faculty/student research, service and professional activities. Recent assistantships include working with faculty on:

  • National and international publications including Architecture and Revolution (University of Texas Press, Professor Luis Carranza); Le Corbusier, Chandigarh and the Modern City (Mapin Publications, Distinguished Professor Hasan-Uddin Khan); The Skyscraper and The Modern City (University of Chicago Press, Professor Gail Fenske)
  • National and international award winning design competitions for the Museum for the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France and the Babi Yar Memorial, Denver (Professor Julian Bonder)
  • Digital manufacturing activities including community outreach with the Town of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (Associate Professor Andrew Thurlow)
  • The Community Partnerships Center 
  • Publication preparation on graduate study abroad on RWU’s Master of Architecture Study Abroad Programs to Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, fall 2010 (Professor Julian Bonder) and Tsinghua University, Beijing, spring 2011 (Dean Stephen White)
  • Arts installation assistance, Providence (Associate Professor Murray McMillan)
  • Curriculum assessment activities related to 2012 Master of Architecture re-accreditation (Assistant Dean Greg Laramie)
  • Tutoring in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses (Professors McQueen, Dermody, Charles, Turan)

Off-campus internships with leading professional firms and organizations have also been arranged for graduate assistants through the School's Career Investment Program.  Recent placements include: