• 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

Book Launch

Sunday April 1st, 5:30 pm. BUILDING FUTURES: RE-ENVISIONING THE HYDE AT RENSSELAER. The Hyde Collection: 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. The Hyde Collection’s board of trustees and David F. Setford, executive director, along with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dean of the School of Architecture Evan Douglis, cordially invite you to attend the book launch […]

Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The Hyde (EXHIBITION)

Exhibition opens Saturday February 11 to Sunday April 15, 2012 / Book Launch: Sunday, April 1, 2012, time tbd / THE HYDE COLLECTION: 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Perry Kulper Exhibition (Fall 2010)

Exhibition Perry Kulper: ‘Rare Breeds + Extinct Species’ Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 6 pm Location: Green Gallery, School of Architecture (2nd floor) Biography: Perry Kulper is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at  the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at the University of  Michigan he was a member of the […]

Material Manifestations Exhibition (Fall 2010)

An exploration on potential futures for the Shaker legacy.


Evan Douglis, Professor


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