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Architecture & Landscape Design

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Sundays, Oct 29 - Nov 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1606
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Providence is a city rich in diverse architectural styles, from colorful and elegant residences to timeworn mills and merchant buildings. Appropriately, it is a miles-wide classroom for the investigation of photographic techniques, from the technical rudiments of exposure, focus and metering to the aesthetic decisions that inform compositional choices. The course begins with a historical presentation, accompanied by classroom discussion leading to assignments (in class and as homework), where students learn best practices that lead to better pictures of the urban landscape photograph, suitable for public display or personal documentation.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E

  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
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Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-1039
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They'll gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students will learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally announced. Class will now meet Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 (no class 11/23).

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors

  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1747
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Explore how the elements and principles of design function when applied to the challenge of creating in 3D as you work in different ways to inform structures and space. The skills developed in class provide a valuable foundation for sculptural art, architecture, and industrial, product and environmental design.

Applies to: AT, YD

  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
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