Design and Detail: A Career in Architecture

Headshot of Brigida Capicotto
"Roger Williams made sure that everyone got their own desk every semester of every year of the studio experience. A lot of places don’t offer that." - Brigida Capicotto '17 '18M

Brigida Capicotto, RWU Class of 2017, 2018M

Architecture
Construction Management
Alumni

“I always had an interest in art,” said Brigida Capicotto ’17 ‘18M. Now working as an Architectural Designer at KITE Architects, Capicotto makes her artistic visions come to life. 

In her position, Capicotto takes on a range of responsibilities, including renderings, schematic design, and project management. With a major and master’s in architecture from RWU, Capicotto feels well-prepared for the demands of her job. 

“Roger Williams made sure that everyone got their own desk every semester of every year of the studio experience. A lot of places don’t offer that. They had us doing hand drawings all of the first year and then they introduced us to the computer. That was really valuable because at most schools you just start on the computer and don’t learn as much.” said Capicotto. 

In an upcoming project, Capicotto will be returning to RWU to help renovate the same building in which she got her start as an architect. KITE Architects designed the School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation building and is now revisiting the project for renovations. 

“It’s really exciting to come back to the school. I think it will be really valuable to work on the project because I know the building so well,” she said. 

Capicotto spent five and a half years working in the building through RWU’s 4+1.5 Bachelor of Science in Architecture/Master of Architecture degree sequence. She appreciated the accelerated pace of the program, and said that the majority of her peers who went on to earn their master’s degrees chose this path. 

“In the undergraduate program they really start pushing you to log your hours to get your license. They are really helpful for getting you to understand that process and getting you on site. The graduate program was career-driven and they offer a lot of different internships through the school. It gave me a lot of experience that helped me get my job.” Capicotto said.