“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.
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.
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.
The Positions Series is a collection of student-led conversational discussion events taking place at the Rensselaer School of Architecture.
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.
“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.
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 […]
SATURDAY MAY 3RD, 11:30-6:00 @ GREENE GALLERY
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. >> “In the […]
Lecture Series (Spring 2014). 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. Monday, January. 27 ROGER DUFFY SOM: An Evolving Legacy Wednesday, February 26 CATHERINE INGRAHAM Plasticity: Architecture and […]