• 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

Material Manifestations Exhibition (Fall 2010)

An exploration on potential futures for the Shaker legacy.

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
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