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Browns Fellowship’13: ROBOTIC LATTICE SMOCK. Assistant Professor Andrew Saunders recently collaborated with Robofold (London, UK) in a design-research project with the support of SoA-RPI’s Browns Fellowship. Industrial design studio Robofold is one of “2013 Emerging Design Studio” nominees by ICON Magazine. Specialized curved folding techniques and robotic fabrication methods , the studio has been providing prototype for leading […]
Thu Nov 21, 6pm @ EMPAC “Autonomous Tectonics”. Dr Philip F. Yuan is Associate Professor at the Architecture and Planning Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai, Director of Archi-Union Architects, and a member of the Shanghai Urban & Planning Consultant Community. He has won the following important domestic and international design awards: 2nd prize for Excellent […]
Architecture | Rensselaer seeks candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to its faculty. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer School of Architecture Tenured / Tenure Track Faculty Positions The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is expanding its professional undergraduate and graduate programs and seeks qualified […]
Faculty Recognition: DEMETRIOS COMODROMOS (RPI), one of “DesignIntelligence® 30 Most Admired Educators for 2014.” Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 30 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2014 class of education role models was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, […]
MON NOV 11TH, 6PM @ GREENE GALLERY: “Landscape Architecture Without Landscape Architects.” The Study of the Subak system, sponsored by the Brown’s Faculty Fellowship allowed Prof Julia Watson to form a collaborative and work with the Indonesian Government to develop a design for culture, conservation and livelihood development to coexist. The lecture this coming Monday […]
Regional Initiative: Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The MiSci At Schenectady OPENING RECEPTION
New Program: 2014 Brown’s India Fellowship Awarded to Erin Butler. Erin Butler (class 2015) submitted the winning application for the new Browns’ India Fellowship. Erin is our School’s first winner of this new program. She will travel to the Millowners Association Building in Ahmedabad, India, where she will work closely with Mr. Abhinava Shukla, the […]
Mon Nov 4th, 6pm @ EMPAC Don’t worry. In two days tomorrow will be yesterday. Coop Himmelblau, also rendered Coop Himmelb(l)au, avant-garde architecture firm that rose to prominence in the 1980s and ’90s. The two central members were Wolf D. Prix (b. December 13, 1942, Vienna, Austria) and Helmut Swiczinsky (b. January 13, 1944, Poznań, Poland). Coop Himmelblau was founded in 1968 by Prix, […]
Wed Oct 16th, 6pm @ EMPAC. “Unplugged”. Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later received her master’s degree in architecture and urban design from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2004, she founded Atelier Manferdini, a design office in Los Angeles, California. The office is based on a multi-scale […]
Mon Oct 7th, 6pm @ EMPAC. “Invisible Detail: Between Minimal and Maximal”. Japanese architect Shinichi Ogawa was born in Yamaguchi. He received his diploma from Nihon University in 1978. While studying, he participated in a exchange scholarship program at Washington State University. In 1984, he was awarded a fellowship from the Japanese government to study […]
Thu Sep 26, 6pm @ EMPAC. “Horizons”. Odile Decq is an award-winning French architect and academic. She is the director of the Paris firm, Studio Odile Decq, previously known as Odile Decq Benoît Cornette Architectes Urbanistes or ODBC Architectes. Related links: www.odiledecq.com/ After graduating in architecture in 1978, Decq received a Diploma in Urbanism and Planning […]
Regional Initiatives Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The MiSci At Schenectady OPENING RECEPTION & BOOK LAUNCH Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, 3:00 pm Please join members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture and the miSci Museum at a special event celebrating the opening of an exhibition of student work showcasing design proposals aimed at re-envisioning the museum’s […]
Thu Sep 12, 6pm @ Empac. “Digital Grotesque” Based in the CAAD group at ETH’s architecture department in Zurich, Michael Hansmeyer is dedicated in developing algorithmic architecture and complex structures by using generative art mentalities and other computational softwares. ” In the Digital Grotesque project, we use these algorithms to create a form that appears […]
AZPML (Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Architecture) is an international practice based in London, Zurich, Barcelona, and Princeton. The firm was established in the post split of FOA and has a strong commitment to innovation in architecture and urban design.
Perhaps most well known for his work on the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Mark Burry is an established international architect focused primarily on putting theory into practice with regard to ‘challenging’ architecture. He is the Director of RMIT University’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory and is also the founding director of RMIT University’s Design Research Institute.
Anna Dyson is an educator at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer. She is the director of The Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE), which hosts the Graduate Program in Architectural Sciences, concentrated in Built Ecologies. Anna Dyson Work
Painter David Reed is known for works which are engaged in a crossover between film, electronic media, and everyday culture. His works are exhibited in numerous museums across the world, including the Guggenheim in New York City and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Matias del Campos’s work engages natural formations in our environment to create architectural form. He is a founder and partner at SPAN, based in Vienna, Austria.
Prefab Architecture, sponsored by Dave Jepson (class of ’63), showcased the work of prefabricated architecture and its presence in the built world today. The symposium featured lectures by Jennifer Siegel (Office of Mobile Design), Joseph Tanney (Resolution 4 Architecture), Johannes Thordarson (Glama Kim), and Geoffrey Warner (Alchemy Architects).
Jorge Silvetti is a partner and a founder of Machado and Silvetti Associates (Architecture and Urban Design) based in Boston Massachusetts and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their work is comprised of a careful integration of the clients’ aspirations, the project’s programmatic requirements, and the nature and character of the place for which the proposal is […]
Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series. A Defense of Architecture. As a world-renown architect, Peter Eisenmans’ professional work is often reflective upon his own writings on the faculty. Both the built and theoretical realm of Eisenman’s works concentrate on studying the layers of physical and cultural archaeologies at each site. Peter Eisenman is an […]
Alisa Andrasek is a researcher, experimental practitioner, and educator of computational architecture and design. She is the founder of Biothing, a research laboratory that concentrates on computational potentials in design.
Founder of MIT’s Media Lab, Neri Oxman, has dedicated her profession as a designer and architect towards investigating how our built world can be influenced by fabrication technologies and digital design techniques.
Emergent talent and leadership. Eric Tan was recently recognized by the Curbed Network as one of the “2013 Young Guns“. Gensler Principal Maddy Burke-Vigeland, who has worked with Tan on a number of projects, says: “As a young architect, he is engaging, he crosses disciplines, he connects with clients, he connects with interns… he’s a natural leader […]
Making a Difference. Celebrating Reunion With a Gift. David Jepson ’63 is marking the celebration of his 50th reunion year in a grand way, with a $500,000 gift to the Institute. David and Sharon Jepson’s gift will begin to fund the Sharon H. and David G. Jepson ’63 Fund for the School of Architecture, […]
FINAL REVIEWS SCHEDULE: Monday April 29 Studio: URBAN FURNITURE Time: 2pm / Location: Gallery Instructor: Lonn Combs Guest Critics: Jesse LeCavalier, Angie Co, Daniel Ramirez, Francesco Bedeschi, Donald Sherefkin, Yael Erel, Philipp Von Dalwig, Adam Dayem, Jeremie Carvalho, Francis Bitonti, Mark Mistur, Chris Perry, Elena Perez-Guembe Wednesday May 01 Studio: FINAL PROJECT 2 (Directed Research) Time: 2pm / Location: Gallery East Instructor: Jeremie Carvalho Guest Critics: Reese Campbell, Lonn Combs, Elena Perez-Guembe, Florencia […]
Assistant Professor Julia Watson has been assigned as Use Case Leader for the IEEEActionable Data Book for STEM Education for the Bali World Heritage Site Interactive Guidebook. Using the Bali World Heritage Site Guidebook, co-written with Dr Steve Lansing, Assistant Professor Julia Watson will be assisting ex-Apple Technology Group Leader Tyde Richards, with development of the IEEE […]
WE ARE NOT IN CANSAS ANYMORE! The 3rd annual Canstruction is on its way at Albany’s State Museum. This program not only highlights the ingenuity of those in the architecture, engineering and construction fields, but also serves as a fundraising and canned food drive for the Food Pantries of the New York’s Capital District. This year, […]
Assistant Professor Gustavo Crembil was awarded a prestigious VIDA 1.4 Art & Artificial Life Production Incentive for “TZ’IJK,” an art installation that will use mud-encased giant spherical robots to provide insights into possible parallel narratives between contemporary robotics and Mayan creation myths. Crembil shares the award with collaborator Paula Gaetano-Adi, a former electronic arts instructor […]
Feb 28, March 1 & 2. 7pm & 9pm. SoA + HASS + EMPAC // RPI’s School of Architecture (SoA) and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), in conjunction with EMPAC are pleased to present: THE MACHINE STARTS A new media performance under the direction of renowned visiting artists Mary Ellen Strom and […]
Tue Feb, 6 pm @ The Greene Gallery, TYLER HOPFT (Browns Fellow 2013) will present: occupy DUBAI. What 99%? The project is an exploration on the flamboyance and extravagance of the extremely wealthy. One measure of this within architecture is the height of the towers and the speed of growth in a city. Dubai has […]
Tue Feb, 6 pm @ The Greene Gallery, RICHARD OFF (Browns Fellow 2010) will present: EMERGENT VERTI-SCAPES. Innovative High-Rise Development & Hyper-Dense Urbanism In Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur + Singapore / Hong Kong + Shanghai The developing nations of China and Malaysia are emerging as industrial powers, and their foremost cities are building extensive skylines […]
@ Digital Futures Lab, 7-9PM. Greene Building 2nd Floor. All session are from 7-9PM. All dates are tentative per school conflicts. Please refer to the weekly emails for exact dates. Contact *protected email* with any questions. DIGITAL SESSIONS SCHEDULE PROCEDURAL TECTONICS > 1/30 – 1/31: An introduction to the use of Grasshopper’s analysis and recursive features for the […]
Lecture Series (Fall 2013). 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.
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. >> […]
Geofutures‘ Director Chris Perry writes in [bracket] # 2 Edited by Neeraj Bhatia and Lola Sheppard of Infranet Lab, this second volume in the impressive [bracket] series “examines the use and implications of soft today – from the scale of material innovation to territorial networks.” In a back-to-back series of short presentations, [bracket] editorial advisors […]
@ 10 Top Images on Archinect’s “Student Work” Pinterest Board superNODE by TYLER HOFT AND ALEX DORN Design Development Studio Critics: Mark Mistur and Demetrios Comodromos UNstudio’s ‘Newer Orleans’ project was re-adressed formally, programatically and conceptually and then developed to DD.
Smart Geometry @ EMPAC SPECIAL preview performance. This Friday night, at 8.30 PM for ARCH, ARTS and Smart Geometry attendees. Troy Gasholder, 1115 5th avenue, Troy, NY 12180. There will be shuttles leaving the EMPAC circle starting at 8-ish, and running until 11 PM. It will probably also be a great night for a walk, […]
Exhibition @ Glass Gallery, Greene Building / RPI SLEEPING LIFE, by Anthony Titus Opening Reception: October 25th at 6PM. This elegant show of constructed paintings takes its imagery, forms and themes from the history of painting, the cartoon stylizations of the Superflat movement, and the presentation of landscape as mediated by television. The Opening Reception […]
Lecture Series (Spring 2013). 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. ///
CASE/RPI featured at ARCHDAILY.
Lecture Series (Fall 2011) Admission is FREE and will begin at 6pm. All lectures are at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center, 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Schedule JOEL SANDERS Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture Wed Sept 7th – Concert Hall HEATHER ROBERGE Sheet Logics Wed Sept 21st […]
Exhibition Perry Hall: ‘Tidal Empire’ Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 6 pm Location: Green Gallery, School of Architecture (2nd floor) Perry Hall uses a set of experimental techniques that draw upon the organizing principals found in nature. In his Livepaintings (time-based paintings), he stimulates paint with temperature changes, vibration, turbulence, and various substances, transforming […]
Lecture Series (Spring 2012) 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. Schedule MATIAS DEL CAMPO Sublime Bodies Wed, October 17, 6pm – 8pm Theater @ EMPAC DAVID REED […]
Digital Futures Lab @ Greene Building 2nd Floor. Blog: www.kinch-sessions.com As in the past semester, Casey Rehm will be available for studio and student specific workshops or assistance on Friday’s from 11-5. Please contact him at *protected email* to schedule a meeting. Additionally, this semester Fleet Hower will be available to additional assistance on Monday’s […]
Regional Initiative: Master Planning & Design Charrette Hyde Collection SCHEDULE Session 1: SETTING THE AGENDA Thursday, September 22, 6-9:00pm 6:00p Welcome Comments: Andrew Saunders, Assistant Professor and charrette co-coordinator Mark Mistur, Associate Dean and charrette co-coordinator 6:10p The Opportunity and Charge: David Setford, Director Erin Coe, Curator Board Members 6:30p The Hyde Collection: Opportunity […]
Monday March 19 / Saturday March 24, 2012 @ EMPAC. Material Intensities Host_Directors: Demetrios Comodromos (Clinical Professor) + Jefferson Ellinger (Assistant Professor). Imagine the design space of architecture was no longer at the scale of rooms, walls and atria, but that of cells, grains and vapour droplets. Rather than the flow of people, services, or […]
Final Project: Chris Perry Section (2011-12)
@ The Huffington Post. PRESS COVERAGE
Sunday April 1st, 5:30 pm. BUILDING FUTURES: RE-ENVISIONING THE HYDE AT RENSSELAER. The Hyde Collection: 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. The Hyde Collection’s board of trustees and David F. Setford, executive director, along with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dean of the School of Architecture Evan Douglis, cordially invite you to attend the book launch […]
S(around)ound @ The Gasholder Building (Audio slideshow). Times Union (Albany). March 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm by Michael Janairo, Arts & Entertainment Editor. Violinist Todd Reynolds returned to the Gasholder Building in Troy to perform last Saturday and Sunday night in “S(around)ound” — pronounced “surround sound.” The experimental violinist and composer worked with students from […]
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. Spaces and boundaries are abundant with vibration, fluctuating intensities, shifting gradients and flows. The materials that define them are in a continual state of becoming: a dance of energy and […]
Faculty Lecture: A Biological Future? In his research, Rensselaer Architecture professor Zbigniew Oksiuta develops living biological habitats by combining art, architecture, engineering, and the biological sciences. His work looks beyond historical, social, urbanistic, and aesthetic factors to reduce the notion of space to its absolute minimum: the physical and chemical parameters that enable physiological existence. […]
Exhibition. Thursday March 1st, 2:00 PM. Greene Gallery.
Lecture Series (Spring 2012) 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. Schedule PATRICK SCHUMACHER Parametric Order Mon Feb 13th – Theater ALICE AYCOCK Work Wed Feb 15th – […]
Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The Hyde at Rensselaer Company Prints Students’ Proposals for Unified Hyde Collection Campus. ROCK HILL, S.C., Feb 14, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — When a beloved museum in upstate New York needed a new master plan for its sprawling campus, it turned to a potent resource to spark the brainstorm: students at […]
Preview Reception: Friday February 10, 2012.
Digital Sessions by Casey Rehm at Digital Futures Lab. Workshop Blog : http://rpi-digitalarch.blogspot.com/ or http://www.kinch-sessions.com/ Tutorials will be posted to the blog the following week. Students are also encouraged to submit examples of their work from the sessions for publication. All sessions to be held in Digital Futures Lab (Greene Building) from 7-9pm unless otherwise noted. Workshops will […]
Regional Initiatives Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The Hyde At Rensselaer The Hyde Collection’s board of trustees and David F. Setford, executive director, along with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dean of the School of Architecture Evan Douglis, cordially invite you to attend the opening reception for an exhibition of future architectural ideas for the development of The […]
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.
/ Jefferson Ellinger, Assistant Professor / New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena TedX Talk Jackson Hole, WY. October 2nd, 2011 Jefferson Ellinger (Assistant Professor at RPI) and Nona Yehia, partners in the architecture firm E/Ye Design, practice and conduct research at their office in Wyoming and at CASE/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York City. Talk: Architects, […]
/ Demetrios Comodromos, Clinical Professor / Method Design wins AIA Award for DPR Residence METHOD DESIGN 377 Park Avenue South, Floor 2 New York, NY 10016 p. 212.203.5524 f. 212.625.2502 firstname.lastname@example.org www.methoddesign.com
Fall 2011 Schedule (December 2nd, 2011): Final Project 1 & Thesis Reviews LEITAO (Gallery East) Time Student Degree Guest(s) Fac. Helper(s) Title 11:00 AM Sean Burns B.Arch Ed Keller Anthony Titus Zbigniew Oksiuta Death of a Stadium 11:30 AM Sheldon Pei B.Arch Ed Keller Anthony Titus Zbigniew Oksiuta Reconstitution of the Olympic Stadium 12:00 […]
/ Michael Oatman, Associate Professor / DWELL: An exhibition curated by Michael Oatman and Leah Rico Opening and Reception SUNDAY, October 9, from 5:30-8:30 PM Contemporary Arts Center, Woodside, South Troy. NY. Beer provided by Brown’s Brewing, music by local stars SUPER 400. DWELL features 6 site-specific works that question the conventions, symbols and role(s) […]
Master Planning & Design Charrette. Coordinators: Andrew Saunders, Mark Mistur.
Lonn Combs, Assistant Professor Lonn Combs awarded American Academy in Rome Prize. Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in […]
New Work by Evan Douglis “The Brooklyn emporium Choice has opened its latest location in Dumbo, and the new cafe reflects the district’s industrial-chic aesthetic. A subdued palette of tan Chinese stone, polished concrete, and Cor-ten steel offers a comfortable yet contemporary look, but a surprise awaits overhead in the cafe’s exuberant ceiling. With volutes […]
/ Andrew Saunders, Assistant Professor / / FLATCUT / Acadia 2011 Competition / LIGHTING Category Winner: LUMINESCENT LIMACON by Andrew Saunders LUMINESCENT LIMACON is a folded lighting design by Andrew Saunders, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The Luminescent Limacon is inspired partly from the Dutch Ruff, or flamboyant […]
Changing Rooms Installation by Easton + Combs (Lonn Combs, Assistant Professor) Location: Extension Gallery, Chicago. CHANGING ROOM is a mirage of the intimate in the realm of the public. As the daydream is to daily life, a momentary slippage that can re-qualify the onslaught of a quotidian continuum, so too is the CHANGING ROOM to […]
Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series Questions on the continuity of contradiction Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne is founder of the influential studio Morphosis and co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He marries conceptual ideas with form, challenging the way we perceive structure, building and the environment. From www.ted.com: Widely regarded as […]
Fall 2010 Lecture Series Composite Assemblies Tom Wiscombe is the founder and principal of EMERGENT, an internationally recognized design office operating at the forefront of digital design since 1999. EMERGENT’s work stands out in terms of its synthesis of form, pattern, color, and technology. In 2009, ICON Magazine named Principal Tom Wiscombe one of the […]
Exhibition Perry Kulper: ‘Rare Breeds + Extinct Species’ Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 6 pm Location: Green Gallery, School of Architecture (2nd floor) Biography: Perry Kulper is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at the University of Michigan he was a member of the […]
An exploration on potential futures for the Shaker legacy.
Connecting academic research with architecture’s need for innovation. Anna Dyson, the director of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s graduate program in architectural materials research, talks about a ground-breaking educational/research program called Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), a joint research effort between RPI and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company explores the symbiosis of architecture and dance taking the performers and the audience to the extreme edge of discovery as the dancers spill over, under, through, around and deeply into an inhabitable installation. Experiencing Spillout! will give students the unique opportunity to explore an artistic environment that is unlike anything […]
(Summer) D151ORT Pavilion at Copenhagen Distortion Festival. The project is a international collaboration between students from the Architecture, Experiment and Technology master course at Department 8, Royal School of Architecture led by Niels Andersen and Ali Tabatabai and CITA (the Centre for IT and Architecture) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, […]