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Architecture student drawing
April 17, 2018

The Master of Architecture program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability has received official accreditation by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

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GIS Commencement honors Class of 2015-16 grads
May 20, 2016

Twenty-nine advanced degree candidates were honored by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability during commencement ceremonies held on Friday, May 20, in Sustainability Institute Hall on the RIT campus.

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Building with features that enhance employee wellness
April 15, 2016

Dennis A. Andrejko, associate professor and program chair of GIS's Master of Architecture program spoke with the Rochester Business Journal about Sustainability Institute Hall and its focus on the well-being of the occupants in its design.

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U.S. chief climate scientist presented on climate policy at RIT
March 14, 2016

RIT was proud to welcome chief climate scientist and lead climate technology negotiator with the U.S. Department of State, Dr. David Reidmiller, for a special presentation on climate policy and the Paris Agreement on March 14, 2016. Dr.

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December 8, 2015

Catherine Lange, an RIT M.Arch student in her final semester, was selected as the recipient of the AIA NYS Student Award for 2015. The AIA NYS Student Awards were established in 2007 in order to enrich and reinforce design exploration among students; to establish a stronger relationship between the profession and the academy; and recognize the future leadership of our profession and society.

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Dr. Thomas Trabold to head GIS Sustainability Department
November 2, 2015

Associate Professor Thomas Trabold, Ph.D., has been appointed Head of the Sustainability Department of Golisano Institute for Sustainability. According to GIS Director Dr. Nabil Z. Nasr, "Tom has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to GIS.

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RIT Arch. Welcomes Gustavo Lima, AIA, OAQ, LEED AP, CCCA
October 16, 2015

A Principal at Cannon Design, Gustavo Lima has over 30 years of experience in architecture and construction management. Mr. Lima has an Architecture degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Masters of Architecture in Advanced Building Technologies from the University of New York at Buffalo. Mr.

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Design Charrette in Downtown Rochester
October 15, 2015

Architecture students from all three design studios took a one day break from their usual studio work to join visiting architecture and planning faculty from Malmo University, RIT, and city officials from the City of Rochester for a design charrette. The Project first involved visiting "left over" spaces around the inner loop project in Rochester.

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RIT Prepares for NAAB Initial Accreditation Visit
October 12, 2015

NAAB will be coming to RIT for the third time in 5 years this fall, as part of RIT's pathway to accreditation. The first week of November, 2015 will mark the "Initial Accreditation visit," where we have the potential to become an accredited architecture program.

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RIT M.Arch Student Receives AIA Rochester Scholarship
September 22, 2015

Catherine Lange, a third-year RIT M.Arch student, received a $3,500 scholarship from AIA Rochester and local architecture firm Bergmann Associates. Catherine has maintained one of the highest GPAs in the program, and works part-time as a graphic designer. She applied for the scholarship by writing an essay on her experience in architecture and submitting a transcript and resume.

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