Jamie Carpenter

Jamie Carpenter (IL ‘72) studied Glass and Architecture at RISD and spent his time as a student creating experimental light-based work in the Hot Shop. He went on to apply his extensive material research in an architectural context and is now the head of the cross-disciplinary design firm, James Carpenter Design Associates Inc. in New York City. The firm has completed numerous projects around the globe, including the Israel Museum’s expansion in Jerusalem, the exterior lobby and envelope of the Seven World Trade Center Tower, and New York’s Fulton Street Center. In the fall of 2015, Carpenter co-taught a RISD Glass class with Stefanie Pender called Synthesis of Light, a multidisciplinary class that focused on light as material.