Robert Silance

Robert Silance, NCARB

With degrees in both fine art and architecture, Architect and Associate Professor Rob Silance teaches design studios and elective coursework in the School of Architecture at Clemson University in South Carolina.

As a tenured professor, Silance has served the University for 26 years, teaching at every year level and has participated as the resident professor at the Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy, as well as the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Professor Silence’s research interests include product and furniture design, examples of which have been exhibited and published in national and international venues, including ID Magazine, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City, and International Lighting Design by Lorenzo Porcelli.

The transformation of the rural southern landscape is another field of inquiry that Professor Silance is currently pursuing and documenting through an ongoing photographic project entitled, “Dirt For Sale: Constructing the Landscape of the New American South”. Portions of this work have been exhibited at the University of Richmond Museums in Richmond, Virginia; St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York; The New Jersey Center for Visual Art in Summit, New Jersey; the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas; Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas; Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia; and The International Making Cities Livable Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.


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