• 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Smiljan Radić: Surroundings

    Internationally renowned Chilean architect Smiljan Radić is transcending contemporary architectural labels by emphasizing heterogeneity of social context, environment, and materiality in his practice, founded in 1995.

  • Rensselaer Positions Series

    The Positions Series is a collection of student-led conversational discussion events taking place at the Rensselaer School of Architecture.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Theodore Spyropoulos : Behavioural Frameworks

    Theodore Spyropoulos is co-founder of experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms, and Director of the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London.  

  • Smart Geometry Conference at Rensselaer

    MATERIAL INTENSITIES, the challenge of this recent conference, 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

Spring 2016 Lecture Series

LECTURE SERIES (SPRING 2016). 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.

FALL 2015 LECTURE SERIES

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.

SPRING 2015 LECTURE SERIES

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**

Influx all-school book launch. Wed Sep 17, 6:30pm @ EMPAC

The launch event for Influx, a historic all-school publication of student work, school exhibitions, and unique degree program information for the Rensselaer School of Architecture took place at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) this past Wednesday evening. Following remarks from Dean Evan Douglis in Goodman Studio I at EMPAC, each student of the School of […]

2014 Final Project & Thesis Award Review

SATURDAY MAY 3RD, 11:30-6:00 @ GREENE GALLERY

Dean

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