• 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)

  • Architecture Rensselaer 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.

  • 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.

  • Smiljan Radić: Surroundings

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Theodore Spyropoulos : Behavioural Frameworks

    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.  

  • Smart Geometry Conference at Rensselaer

    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.

... 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

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 […]

Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Lecture Series (Spring 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. ///  

Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Lecture Series (Fall 2011) Admission is FREE and will begin at 6pm. All lectures are at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center, 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Schedule JOEL SANDERS Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture Wed Sept 7th – Concert Hall HEATHER ROBERGE Sheet Logics Wed Sept 21st […]

Perry Hall Exhibition

Exhibition Perry Hall: ‘Tidal Empire’ Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 6 pm Location: Green Gallery, School of Architecture (2nd floor) Perry Hall uses a set of experimental techniques that draw upon the organizing principals found in nature. In his Livepaintings (time-based paintings), he stimulates paint with temperature changes, vibration, turbulence, and various substances, transforming […]

Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE, NYC)

Research Center: Center for Architecture Science & Ecology. 14 Wall Street 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005, p.212.618.3965, f.212.667.0042. CASE is addressing the need for accelerated innovation of radically new sustainable built environments through the development of next-generation building systems. A multi-institutional and professional office research collaboration co-hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Skidmore, Owings […]

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