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Evan Douglis

Dean, School of Architecture

Evan Douglis

Evan Douglis is the principal of Evan Douglis Studio LLC; an internationally renowned interdisciplinary design firm. The firm’s unique cutting edge research into computer-aided digital design and fabrication technology as applied to a range of diverse gallery installations, product designs, commercial and residential projects, urban redevelopment schemes and prefabricated modular building components has elicited international acclaim.

In affiliation with a team of world-class engineers, lighting, acoustic and energy consultants, and top-tier fabricators and manufacturers, Evan Douglis Studio LLC provides a comprehensive package of client consultation services necessary to achieve full success. The firm’s reputation for innovative ideas, cost-effective designs, strong communication skills, reliability and impressive track record for delivering exquisitely designed and fabricated projects on time represents an essential set of attributes for a leading international design firm.

Recognized for his innovative approach to design Douglis’ awards include: a NYFA fellowship, a Design Vanguard profile by Architectural Record, an I.D. Magazine Honorable Mention, a FEIDAD Design Merit Award, two finalist nominations for the North American James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards, a selected fellow in the EKWC European Ceramic Work Centre’s Brick Project Residency Program, an ACADIA Award for Emerging Digital Practice, a Presidential Citation from The Cooper Union AIA / LA Restaurant Design Award and more recently he was awarded the 2015 John Q. Hedjuk Award and selected by DesignIntelligence as one of 30 Most Admired Educators in architectural education in 2015.

His work has been exhibited at the SAM Swiss Architecture Museum, ARCHILAB in Orléans, France, the MOCA Museum at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, SAM Swiss Architecture Museum, Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, GLOBAL Design NYU, FRAC Centre, France, Artist Space in New York and the Rotterdam and London Biennales. His Helioscope project is in the permanent Architecture collection at the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.

Douglis’ work has been included in various international publications including: Architecture Now 5, Sign as Surface, 10 x10_2, INDEX Architecture, The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century, the ARCHILAB Exhibition Catalog: Naked City, Distinguishing Digital Architecture, the SAM catalog Re-Sampling Ornament, the AD issues; Protoarchitecture: Analogue and Digital Hybrids and Programming Cultures: Design, Science and Software, FURNISH: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century and Digital Architecture Now: a Global Survey of Emerging Talent. His book Autogenic Structures was published by Taylor & Francis. Douglis received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union and his Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He is currently the Dean of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Evan Douglis