Architecture

The Architecture concentration allows students to develop a broad understanding of the concepts and methods for the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, and cities. The concentration aims to combine architectural training with the humanities and provide students with an awareness of global, environmental, social and economic issues in the built environment. This approach to the education of architects and urban planners is meant to provide them with the tools needed in today’s urban global society. Students who complete the 4+2 track within the concentration will have the option of transitioning into a 2-year Masters of Architecture program at the Rhode Island School of Design or at several other architecture schools.

Interdepartmental Courses

Concentrators regularly take studio courses at RISD and are encouraged to take courses related to structural engineering in the engineering department. For more information, please see a selection of student work from 2018-2019.

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For students in the concentration who intend to go to architecture school afterward graduating from Brown, typicallydesign a project in their double credit second RISD studio as a capstone or honors project. For others, who might tend towards theory or history of architecture, may complete an honors thesis that would replace the double credit second RISD studio.