RISD’s 2017 Graduate Thesis Exhibition presents an expansive range of fine art and design work by the 235 students completing master’s degrees at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) this spring. On view in the Rhode Island Convention Center’s 28,000-sf Hall A, the show gives graduate students the space to exhibit multiple pieces or large installations from a final body of thesis work. This represents two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and production in one of RISD’s 16 graduate departments.
Born and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Jack joined Utile in July 2017 as an architectural intern through Northeastern’s co-op program. Currently completing his fifth year, Jack is working toward his Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Urban Landscape Studies. Through his prior work at Northeastern University and William Rawn Associates and his current work here at Utile, his hope is to continue his lifelong dream to create a cross-disciplinary architecture that elicits dialogue, one that engages art, technology, sustainability, politics, economics, and history to generate a new and enriching human experience. If he’s not in the office working on the Autodesk Build Space Expansion in Boston’s Innovation and Design Center, there’s no telling where you’ll find him. He is constantly exploring his interests in theatre, photography, design, music, food, art, and at any moment can be found wandering the streets in the beautiful city of Boston. Unlike any other discipline, architecture has the ability to shape and define the way we see the world around us and his passion is to improve lives through architecture and design – and to have fun while doing so.
The Department of FSAD maintains the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, which features “more than 10,000 items of apparel dating from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles and costume.” The Department is also home to the Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI), which was established to “advance knowledge and foster collaborations between academia and industry in the areas of fashion design, marketing and culture, fiber science, technology, and materials testing.”