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    Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series (Spring 2013)

    Architect and educator Peter Eisenman, one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture.

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    Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The miSci at Schenectady.

    Exhibition: October 23th to November 24th, 2013. Opening & Book Launch: Thursday, October 23th, 2013, 3PM Address: The miSci (Museum of Science & Innovation) 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY

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    Studio Culture

    Studio based learning is at the core of an architectural education at Rensselaer. It is where knowledge is gained, design skills developed, and a variety of techniques and technologies explored.

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    Patrick Schumacher : Parametric Order (Spring 2012 Lecture)

    Patrik Schumacher is partner  at the internationally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects studio , and a founding director of the influential Design Research Lab (DRL) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

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    First Day of School

    “Architecture is situated at a unique moment in history where a convergence of global interests demand that our discipline responds in a critical and innovative manner… ” (Evan Douglis, Dean)

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    Study Abroad Programs

    International study is a defining aspect of Rensselaer’s architectural education. The School of Architecture offers international semester long programs in Italy, India, and China.

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    The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

    EMPAC opened its doors in 2008 and was soon hailed as a “technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses… dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before” (NY Times).

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    Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series (Fall 2010)

    Founder of the influential studio Morphosis and co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Thom Mayne marries conceptual ideas with form, challenging the way we perceive structure, building and the environment.

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    2012 Smart Geometry Conference (March 12 – 24, 2012)

    The sg2012 challenge, MATERIAL INTENSITIES, is intended to dissolve our notion of the built environment as inert constructions enclosing physically sealed spaces. Host_Directors: Demetrios Comodromos, Jefferson Ellinger.

"... we take pride in preparing our students to become future leaders in the profession. We aspire to creating an environment and culture throughout the School that rewards the nobility of ideas, the roots of theoretical inquiry, and the merits of social responsibility." (Evan Douglis, Dean)

The School


Post Professional Program in Architecture and Urbanism

Geofutures endeavors to convert crisis into opportunity by harnessing both the pressures of a planet at risk and the promise of emerging environmental technologies to generate a broad spectrum of possible, if not probable, urban and architectural futures for the twenty-first century. CHRIS PERRY, Director.    


Post Professional Program in Performance Design

This M.Arch II program is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and abilities of high performing professional practitioners and ambitious researchers. The program will develop knowledge and expertise in the performance design process including state of the art and next generation building systems, structures, and environments. JASON VOLLEN, Director


2014 Final Project & Thesis Award Review




Lecture Series (Spring 2014). Admission is FREE and will begin at 6pm. Except when noted, all lectures are at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center . 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Monday, January. 27 ROGER DUFFY SOM: An Evolving Legacy Wednesday, February 26 CATHERINE INGRAHAM Plasticity: Architecture and […]



INCOMING >> This catalog celebrates the student work developed during the 2012 joint design studio with CAUP / Tongji University, in Shanghai, and displays 16 students team projects with complementary essays. This 9-weeks intense design studio is the core component of SoA-RPI’s China Program, a biannual one-semester immersive cultural and academic exchange program.   >> […]


Evan Douglis, Professor


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