September 30
2:00-4:00 PM

22 Balcom RD
Foster, RI

ADA Accessible: No
Fee: Pay what you wish

ILZRO House Tour





Tour the Ilzro House in Foster, RI, 30 minutes from Providence.
The ILZRO House project was a partnership between Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and The International Lead and Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO) in 1972 with Marc Harrison as the leader of the team of faculty and students that completed it. The experimental steel house explored building with new materials, accessibility for the disabled and non-disabled, as well as energy conservation. At the time it was built, it was the most inclusive and accessible house created.
Harrison and his family lived there until 1978 when Lorraine Howes, the head of the Apparel Design department at RISD, resided there. Mrs Howes kept the house as it was intended, with the original furnishings, fixtures and design intact. In 2021 Harrison’s daughter, Natasha Harrison purchased it with her husband Ben Randall.