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As an integral part of a fine arts school, Architecture at RISD emphasizes process, artistic sensibilities and social and ethical responsibility. Students hone the ability to think and communicate through drawing, making, writing and discussing ideas with others as they define and articulate a personal approach to the discipline.

In order to ease workflow and reduce the use of paper, content from the student and faculty handbooks has been uploaded to these sites:

BEB Student Resource Site
BEB Faculty Resource Site

The sites also include the building and studio policies, information on advising, as well as other helpful resources.


Karen Bell
Department Administrative Coordinator
401 454-6205

James Dean
Integrated Technology Coordinator/Model Shop
401 454-6273

David Dilks
Technical Assistant III
401 454-6273

Amy Kulper
Department Head
401 277-4849

Carl Lostritto
Graduate Program Director (on sabbatical Wintersession/spring 2021)
401 709-8545

Kathryn Rogers
Senior Department Administrative Coordinator
401 454-4993

Jacqueline Shaw
Graduate Program Director (Wintersession/spring 2021)
401 454-6281