• ClassesStartF14_FT

    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)

  • INFLUX_01_FT

    Architecture Rennselaer 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.

  • thom_mayne-22_FT

    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.

  • StudioCulture3_FT

    Studio Culture

    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.

  • Regional-Initiative2_FT

    Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The miSci at Schenectady.

    Exhibition: October 23th to November 24th, 2013. Opening & Book Launch: Thursday, October 23th, 2013, 3PM Address: The miSci (Museum of Science & Innovation) 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY

  • Eisenman_FT

    Professor Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Series

    Recent Lecture: Architect and educator Peter Eisenman, one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture.

  • ChinaS14_FT

    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.

  • schumacher2_FT

    Patrick Schumacher : Parametric Order

    Patrik Schumacher is partner  at the internationally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects studio , and a founding director of the Design Research Lab (DRL) at the Architectural Association in London. ///

  • EMPAC_2012-1_FT

    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).

... 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

FP2014_AwardsReview_HGLT

2014 Final Project & Thesis Award Review

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

ChinaBook_cover00

JIAO-ZHI: TECTONIC INTERWORKINGS AT SHANGHAI’S SOUTH BUND

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.   >> […]

SP14_Lectures_CRP

SPRING 2014 LECTURE SERIES

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 […]

FA13_LectureSeries_crop

FALL 2013 LECTURE SERIES

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.

SmartGeometry_FT

2012 Smart Geometry

March 19-24, 2012 @ EMPAC. Smart Geometry 2012: MATERIAL INTENSITIES. Host Directors: Demetrios Comodromos + Jefferson Ellinger. 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 construction schedules, the focus becomes the […]

Dean

Evan Douglis, Professor

Address

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

Main Phones

Front Desk: (+1) 518-276-6466
Dean's Office: (+1) 518-276-6460
Undergrad Admissions: (+1) 518-276-8478
Graduate Admissions: (+1) 518-276-6877

.