February 2nd, 2012
Christopher Bardt, AIA, Principal 3sixØ, has over 25 years experience as an architect and professor of architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. He is founding principal of 3sixØ Architecture named in 2002 by Architectural Record as one of 10 leading vanguard firms worldwide. His extensive professional experience includes furniture design, residential, commercial and institutional commissions and planning studies, ranging from small urban interventions to large-scale metropolitan development. His research on the geometry of sunlight, materials, materiality and tectonics as critical to architectural making and thinking has been widely published and exhibited. Professor Bardt has been a member of the Architecture Faculty at Rhode Island School of Design since 1988, and is currently graduate program director. He teaches upper-level studios, architectural history, the history and theory of projective geometry, foundation courses and has coordinated and authored the curriculum of all three core semesters. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University and at the National Academy of Design and Art, Slovakia and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the RISD Museum. Chris holds a Bachelors of Architecture from RISD and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University.