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Practice : Winter 2009
NEWSWORThy ] aSSOcIaTE pROvOST Richard griswold, associate provost for Student Development Through constant reflection and on-going dialogue with students, Rich has become remarkably effective at promoting the common ground. Richard Griswold, A s sociate Provost for Student Development and Design Instructor, holds an M.Arch from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a B.A . from Bennington College, and is an Alpha Rho Chi medal recipient. Formerly the Director of Foundation Studies, R ich wa s re sponsible for super vising beginning design course s (A-1, A-2, Ma sters A) in the concurrent program. He ha s taught foundation studios, visual studies courses, historic preser vation, history/theory workshops and has also been a thesis advisor and Lead Lecturer for the BAC’s Summer Academy high school program. His lecture course, Design Principles, is a threshold into design thinking for a ll BAC undergraduates. In spring 2006, he presented a paper entitled “Intersections a t the Beginning: the Choreography of Learners at a Practice-Ba sed Design School ” at the Beginning Design Conference at the University of Iowa . In spring 2008, he ta ught BAC-FH2O, a c ourse focused on Frank Lloyd Wright’s life, work, a nd cre ative process which included a five- day stay at Fallingwater. This led to “Historic Houses a s L e arning Laboratories,” a presentation at the 2008 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conser va ncy conference. This year will be the seventh occasion he ha s directed the BAC’s su mmer travel program to Pa ris or to Florenc e with Jovi Cruces, Senior Associate at Dimell a Shaffer Associates . He is the fac ulty sponsor of the America n Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and Studio Q, the c ol lege’s Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender student orga nization, a nd he is the Fa culty Representative to the Association of Collegiate School s of Architecture (ACSA). Rich has also taught at Bennington College, Harvard University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. For the past 12 years, Rich has worked as a design consulta nt for Elliott Associates Architects in Belmont, Ma ss. Rich is currently a Ma cDowell Colony Fellow. The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s le ading artist c olony and nurture s the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they c an produc e enduring works of the imagination. The C olony is designed to facilitate a balance between a focus on work and interdisciplinary interaction, including Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, a nd Visual Arts. During his re sidenc y, R ich will work on an a rchitectural project that is a continuation of his watercolor sketches, while he enriches his Design Principles lecture c ourse a nd explores opportunities for publication. “ Rich shares a progressive vision for what our school can become that few understand so holistically. He has demonstrated, time and again, his belief that an accessible education need not compromise its’ quality.” — atelier leadership 12.12 .08 Richard griswold pRacTIcE 18