Eduardo Benamor Duarte, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in 2015-16 and 2014 holds a Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from GSAPP Columbia University and is a Doctor of Philosophy from the Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa. He is a member of OA Portuguese Architects Association / Ordem dos Arquitectos since 1999. Before opening his studio practice Benamor Duarte Architecture in 2009 he was an Associate Senior Designer for Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP in NY. His areas of research, practice and teaching explore design process models combining cultural heritage & innovation often associating traditional and new manufacturing technologies in the making of user-based responsive environments. His design of public spaces, objects for the domestic environment, museums & historic preservation have been shown at the Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Memphis Museum of Art, Salone Satellite and Made Expo in Milan; Wanted Design NY, UNESCO RENISLA Forum, NY; Bienniale Design in Saint Etienne and Experimenta in Lisbon. His work has won awards from several institutions in Europe and the US. At RISD Duarte applies his interest in the application of computational tools in design in Interior Architecture’s seminar course Advanced Computing & Digital Tectonics, while in graduate level design studios exploring site-specific full scale spatial interventions that range from items displayed at Salone Satellite in Milan as well as those installed into the Woonsocket Families Shelter.