List of RPI buildings

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This is a list of notable buildings of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

These include:

Amos Eaton Hall[edit]

Amos Eaton Hall

Amos Eaton Hall was built in 1928.

Carnegie Building[edit]

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies[edit]

Chapel + Cultural Center[edit]

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center[edit]

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center is known as EMPAC.

Folsom Library[edit]

Greene Building[edit]

The Greene Building, north side

The Greene Building is home of the Rensselaer School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).[1]

Named for Benjamin Franklin Greene, it has its own library for use by the architecture students.[2] The second floor contains a gallery for students’ work. The basement, third, and fourth floors contain multiple studios; which open 24 hours a day for students and faculty to complete projects. The architecture library contains 30,000 books and 100,000-plus slides.[1]

The majority of the first basement level houses the wood shop. This state-of-the-art shop includes a milling machine, two laser cutters, many wood working machines, and space for students to construct models. The remainder of the first basement level contains a few more class spaces while the second basement level and mezzanine contain offices.


The building was completed in 1931 at a cost of $400,000, shortly after the School of Architecture was founded. The building was named in memory of Benjamin Franklin Greene, Director of Rensselaer from 1847 to 1859, who first proposed a school of architecture at the institute. The names of fifteen of the most renowned deceased American architects were cut in stone above the second-story windows: Bulfinch, Burnham, Goodhue, Hooker, Hunt, Jefferson, Latrobe, McComb, McIntyre, McKim, Mills, Renwick, Richardson, Sullivan, and Upjohn.

Gurley Building[edit]

Hirsch Observatory[edit]

Houston Field House[edit]

Jonsson Engineering Center[edit]

Low Center[edit]

West Hall[edit]

Winslow Building[edit]