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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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    Architecture Rensselaer launches all-school publication

    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.

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    Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series

    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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    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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    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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    Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series

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

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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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    Patrick Schumacher : Parametric Order

    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. ///

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    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).

... 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



LECTURE SERIES (FALL 2015). Admission is FREE. All lectures start 6:00pm at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center . 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Wed Sept 16th @ Theater, Theodore Spyropoulos (Minimaforms): “Behavioural Frameworks”_ Wed Oct 14th @ Theater, Jenny Sabin (Jenny Sabin Studio): “Matter Design Computation: Cell, Bits […]


Post Professional Program in Architecture & 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.    


Master of Architecture [Professional Degree]

The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. Our top-tier program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologies, environmental simulation software, new materials, and the opportunity to engage in a range of cross-disciplinary collaborations. LONN COMBS, Director.



LECTURE SERIES (SPRING 2015). Admission is FREE. Except when noted, all lectures start 6:00pm at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center . 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. *** PLEASE NOTE: AIRES MATEUS LECTURE WAS MOVED FROM 4/15 TO 4/20**

Architecture at Rensselaer

“The education of the architect at Rensselaer is looking ahead. It is looking into the future to prepare students to go out to the world and do something transformative. We are preparing students not only to become future practitioners, but to become future leaders.” EVAN DOUGLIS, Dean.


Evan Douglis, Professor


School of Architecture
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street - Greene Bldg.
Troy, NY 12180 - USA

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