“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)
A historic all-school publication that embodies the school’s transdisciplinary approach to education, consistent theme of radical speculation, innovative pedagogical methods, and research addressing major global challenges.
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.
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.
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
Recent Lecture: Architect and educator Peter Eisenman, one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture.
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.
Patrik Schumacher is partner at the internationally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects studio , and a founding director of the Design Research Lab (DRL) at the Architectural Association in London. ///
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).
Lecture Series (Fall 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.
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.
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
Join us to learn more about the School of Architecture at Rensselaer, the application process, and the Rensselaer student experience! The School of Architecture provides a unique and contemporary program that is both pragmatic and visionary. The agenda for October 18 is listed below. Begin your day checking in with Admissions. 7:3-8:45 am: Registration Alumni Sports & […]
The Positions Series is a collection of student-led discussion events taking place at the Rensselaer School of Architecture. It is sponsored jointly by the RPI chapters of the student organizations AIAS and NOMAS. Students Miguel Lantigua-Iona (B.Arch), Allison Clark (M.Arch I), Elias Jackson Darham (M.Arch I), Carlos Felix (B.Arch), Emily Klein (B.Arch), and Dillon Webster (B.Arch) have […]