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Giving Back: Teaching



At prestigious Rhode Island School of Design’s Division of Architecture and Design, Mr. Sumner was brought on board in the late 90‘s and assigned the task of breaking down the walls of traditional architecture while imparting 21st century computer based design and communication skills. The intensive class he devised, co-taught with architectural lighting designer, Dennis Cohen, paired outward-bound team building training and cutting-edge computer based skills with heart pounding nightclub design. Notable industry professionals, from around the globe, representing a wide range of design related professions, were brought in to judge the work.


Credits: (clockwise from upper left), Vichada Phongsathorn, Amy Pascale-Schmidtt Fumian, Eric Tran, & Himiko Ikushima


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