“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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.