Ronit Eisenbach is a licensed architect and installation artist. At MacDowell, she explored themes of touch, sight, and friction at two scales: encaustic collage and the design of a site-specific environment for a commission in Reston, VA, with choreographer Sharon Mansur. Her book, Installations by Architects, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.
Ronit Eisenbach worked in the Putnam studio.
The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…