First Year Work Rooms

Studio work is integral to the RISD education. First year students complete their Foundation Year together and to support community development and collaboration outside of the classroom, each first year hall has a variety of work rooms for students to utilize.

Work rooms are spaces designated within the residence halls for students to work on their projects outside of the classroom. In these spaces students can draw, paint, sculpt, cut, spray, and more.

Work Room Amenities

Each work room comes with a variety of work tables, bulletin boards, seating, sinks, and safe disposal receptacles.

North Hall and Nickerson Hall work rooms also have spray booths available for students. Students should use these spaces only for any work involving aerosol (e.g. spray adhesive, spray paint, etc.).

Work Room Locations and Size

All work rooms are open to all first year students to use.

  • North Hall: First floor, large (spray booth)
  • Nickerson Hall: Basement, extra large (spray booth)
  • Homer Hall: 2nd floor, large
  • East Hall: 1st floor, medium
Work Room Photos