5 | 24 | 2019College of the Atlantic Breaks Ground on Center for Human Ecology

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic will be held on May 25th in the Gates Community Center. The new Center for Human Ecology, designed by Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design with OPAL (formerly GO Logic) of Belfast, ME, will form the new academic core of campus. Construction of the Center will follow the German Passive House standard for energy performance, representing an 80% reduction in energy use versus comparable code-compliant construction.

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Transformative Campus Project Set for COA

Groundbreaking Planned at COA

College of the Atlantic Magazine Spring 2019 (page 28-37)

5 | 20 | 2019Waterville Arts Center to Move Ahead

The Waterville Downtown Arts Center, now the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, will move into the next phase of design. A collaboration between Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design and OPAL (formerly GO Logic), the Center will be a beacon for the arts on Main Street.

Paul J. Schupf Commits Leadership Gift to Downtown Arts Center.

4 | 5 | 2019Groundbreaking Ceremony for IU Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon Held April 4th

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon at Indiana University was held on April 4th.  The design for the new Grand Carillon seeks to establish a symbol of the University’s bicentennial, a new focal point on campus and place of gathering.  65 bells weighing 88,000 pounds will be supported by 6 limestone and steel piers.  Horizontal steel rings will visually and structurally unify the tower.   “Large audiences will once again be able to enjoy regular concerts and recitals by faculty and students from IU’s renowned Jacobs School of Music on this magnificent instrument” IU President Michael McRobbie said. “In addition, the Jacobs School and the Bloomington campus will revive the tradition of inviting distinguished carillonneurs from around the world to perform on the instrument.”

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3 | 4 | 2019Susan Rodriguez to Deliver Architalx Lecture

Susan Rodriguez will deliver the first Architalx Lecture of 2019 on 1 April in Portland, ME. The lecture, entitled “Overlay,” will explore the intersections of design, history, site, and community in Susan’s work.

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A new film follows students as they go through a school day at Chipakata Children’s Academy in Zambia.

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Susan Rodriguez is one of the 50 artists featured in the soon-to-be released book 50 Contemporary Women Artists by John Gosslee and Heather Zises, with a forward by Elizabeth Sackler. The book will be released on October 28th.

From the publisher: “This one-of-a-kind compendium features a selection of women artists and architects who have made groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art. Profiling an international cross-section of artists, 50 Contemporary Women Artists presents fresh perspectives on feminism and notions of cultural power. Using a variety of mediums, the artists in this book address themes of social, cultural, political, environmental, and psychological issues. Included are works by five MacArthur Foundation Fellows that activate an ongoing dialogue about contemporary practices. Readers receive a unique glimpse of seminal works such as Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, as well as brand-new pieces inspired by the Women’s March on Washington in 2017. Complete with a foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, PhD, this compilation is ideal for educators, students, curators, collectors, and all those who support the arts.”

50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now


Susan Rodriguez will deliver the Fall 2018 Design Norumbega lecture on Tuesday, 18 September at the Alamo Theater in Bucksport, ME. The lecture, entitled “A Point of (View): Architecture at the Intersection of Culture, Place and Program,” focuses on the influences Maine has had on Susan’s work throughout her career, from an emphasis on creating architecture that is true to and reflective of site and culture, to a commitment to sustainable practices. The lecture will explore Susan’s design process through a look at many of Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design’s new projects.