• 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


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.


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



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 […]


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