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Evan Douglis - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY, US

Evan Douglis Evan Douglis

Dean and Professor, School of Architecture | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Leads an internationally renowned interdisciplinary design firm with unique computer-aided digital design and fabrication technology

Areas of Expertise (5)


Product Design

Computer-Aided Digital Design

Interdisciplinary Design

Fabrication Technology


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.



Evan Douglis Publication




School of Architecture Dean Douglis Evan Douglis 2018 Dean's Roundtable - 11.03.2018


Education (2)

Graduate School of Design at Harvard University: M.A., Architecture

The Cooper Union: B.A., Architecture

Media Appearances (3)

Most Admired Educators 2018-19

DesignIntelligence  online

Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in architecture and design education, and education administration, by naming outstanding professionals from these fields. Educators and administrators from the disciplines of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture are considered for inclusion. The Most Admired Educators are selected by DesignIntelligence staff with input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students.

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New Public-Private-Academic Partnership Announced In Cohoes

WAMC  radio


The City of Cohoes, New York has teamed up with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture and a regional real estate company to develop a key area of the Spindle City for public access.

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RPI School of Architecture ranked 13th in nation

Troy Record  print


The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation — highest in the school’s history — by architectural research organization DesignIntelligence.

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