• Rensselaer School Architecture / Greene Building

    “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)

  • 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, China, and Latin America. (Photo: Emmanuel Amerise)

  • [Recent Lecture] Kunlé Adeyemi: Waterfront Atlas

    Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, designer and urbanist, and founder of the firm NLÉ.. His recent work includes ‘Makoko Floating School’, an innovative, prototype, floating structure located on the lagoon heart of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

  • Craive Lab (Center for Cognition, Communication & Culture)

    The Craive Lab provides students and researchers “a specialized virtual-reality system for the study and enabling of communication-driven tasks with groups of users immersed in a high-fidelity multi-modal environment.”

  • [Recent Lecture] Jenny Sabin: Matter Design Computation

    Jenny Sabin is at the forefront of 21st century architectural practice, investigating the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.

  • SoA / RPI design-build projects among the best worldwide

    ArchDaily has highlighted two recent pavilions constructed by Rensselaer School of Architecture students. The pavilions are comprised of upcycled, organic materials and hold a great significant in a global context.

  • 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).

  • [Recent Lecture] Angelo Bucci: Recent Projects

    Angelo Bucci (São Paulo) has emerged as one of the most significant architectural voices from Brazil. His practice is deeply rooted in the “Paulista” tradition of muscular structural formalism and indoor / outdoor spatial fluidity.

... 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’ 17 Graduate Open House

Rensselaer Architecture’s Graduate Open House will take place on Friday April 7th, 10am, at the Greene Gallery. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to become more familiar with our graduate programs, the School of Architecture, as well as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Visiting prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with the program chairs and […]

Spring 2017 Lecture Series

Höweler + Yoon; Kunlé Adeyemi; William Horgan (Grimshaw Partners); Marcelo Spina (P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S); Pezo von Ellrichshausen; and Rick Joy. All events start 6:00pm at EMPAC. 110 8th Street / Troy, NY 12180. Admission is free.

Fall 2016 Lecture Series

LECTURE SERIES (FALL 2016). Admission is FREE. All lectures unless otherwise noted start 6:00pm at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center . 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Contemporary Design Conference is from 2-7:00pm on Tuesday, November 8th.  

Graduate Open House

2016 GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE: Thu Nov-17, 4pm-7pm @ CASE/NYC. Sat Nov-19, 10am–2pm @ SoA/Troy. To register for either event, contact Susan Palmer: *protected email* or 518.276.6877. Thursday, November 17, 4pm-7pm Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 14 Wall Street, 24th Floor New York, New York Featured Graduate Programs: Master of […]

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.


Evan Douglis, Professor


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

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