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  • Paul H. Cocker Gallery featured in the Planning for Higher Education

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery featured in the Planning for Higher Education

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    2016 Venice Biennale Roundtable: A Conversation on Form and Material

    2016 Venice Biennale Roundtable: A Conversation on Form and Material

    Ryerson Department of Architectural Science
    6:30–8:30 pm Thursday November 10 in the PIT

    Colin Ripley, Ryerson University, RVTR
    Subsurface Logistics: the Canadian Pavilion

    Anne Bordeleau and Don McKay
    University of Waterloo: the Evidence Room

    Sara Dean, California College of the Arts
    Detroit Resists: Digital Occupation of the U.S. Pavilion

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    2016 Venice Biennale Roundtable: A Conversation on Form and Material

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  • Brad Cloepfil

    09/03/2017

    This lecture has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the 2017/2018 academic year.

    Brad Cloepfil, Founding Principal, AIA, NCARB
    Allied Works
    Portland, USA

    Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

    Title: Case Work

    Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works Architecture, Brad Cloepfil creates culturally resonant architectural designs that are forged by the defining elements of their mission and site. Cloepfil’s earliest influences lay outside the field of architecture—from the vast landscapes and monumental works of civil engineering in the Pacific Northwest, to the simple yet profoundly affecting gestures of land and installation artists. One of his earliest defining projects was the Maryhill Overlook, completed in 1998, the first in a series of site-specific interventions and installation designs in diverse landscapes across the Pacific Northwest. In the years since, his body of work has continued to be as informed by the history of place as it is by his formal training. His approach to design combines a research-intensive focus on the specific character of each project with an understanding of the transformative possibilities of architecture.

    Cloepfil has received particular acclaim for his work on creative and cultural projects and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction. These works include the recently completed “Studio Bell” National Music Centre of Canada, in Calgary, Alberta; the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; the Seattle Art Museum; the University of Michigan Museum of Art; the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District; and the Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Allied Works was also one of two finalists for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s expansion to house the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries.

    Cloepfil has also designed private residences, offices, and creative workspaces, such its design for Wieden + Kennedy Agency; the Dutchess County Estate in Stanfordville, New York; and Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. Current projects include a U.S. Embassy compound in Maputo, Mozambique; the National Veterans’ Memorial Museum in Columbus, Ohio; and studio and production spaces for Theory and Helmut Lang in New York City.

    Cloepfil founded Allied Works Architecture in his native Portland, Oregon, in 1994, and opened the New York City office in 2003. The recipient of numerous design awards, Cloepfil has held professorships and lectured widely throughout North America and Europe. He earned his bachelor’s in architecture at the University of Oregon, and holds an advanced degree in architectural design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Thomas Rau

    09/02/2017

    Thomas Rau
    RAU
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Lecture followed by panel discussion: 6:30 PM | 350 Victoria Street (Library Building Room 72)
    Map 325 to LIB (1)
    A reception will take place beforehand at 5:30 PM, 325 Church St., Ryerson Resource Centre (Room 100).
    A live-streaming of the event will be available at 325 Church St., in Room 202 and can be viewed at this link.

    Ryerson University
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: Circular Economies

    Thomas Rau (1960), founder of Turntoo and RAU Architects, two of the first companies in the Netherlands dedicated to the circular economy, created some of the original examples of circular economy concepts and business models including: the Light as a Service (“pay per lux”) contract, which he developed together with Philips in 2010; a model for renting out washing machines on a performance basis with Bosch in 2012; the first circular building as a raw materials depot in the municipality of Brummen in 2013 and the first circular net energy positive building for network provider Liander in 2015.

    For years Rau has contributed to national and international discussions about sustainability. RAU Architects have been on the forefront of designing environmentally conscious buildings and healthy indoor climates since 1992. RAU has introduced several innovations and set first standards in the field of CO2-neutral and energy neutral building, today energy positive buildings and circular architecture are is norm.
    With his latest project for Alliander, a 23.000m2 building, producing 1.5mln kwh/pa, he demonstrates that circular and energy positive redevelopments are feasible at scale.

    Through numerous international publications, lectures, television and radio interviews, he regularly inspires and engages audiences from various industries and professions across the world. In 2015 he featured in the documentary the end of ownership, by VPRO tegenlicht, one of the most respected and quality documentary series on Dutch national television. The program was one of the best viewed and voted the most appreciated documentary of the season.
    Thomas Rau is performing as keynote speaker for large conferences as well as for smaller audiences of boards of directors, policy makers and politicians. He is ranked Top 2 of Dutch key players in sustainability, a ranking published by national daily Trouw. Thomas was elected as Dutch Architect of The Year 2013 and awarded with the ARC13 Oeuvre Award for his widespread contribution in both promoting and realizing sustainable architecture in the last 20 years.

     

    Guest Panelists

    SHARP_Banner_HR Sheena Sharp, OAA, FRAIC
    Principal, Coolearth Architecture Inc.

    Coolearth Architecture specializes in low carbon design for new buildings and retrofits and energy related consulting. She is an sustainable design advocate and activist working on a number of committees advising both government and the profession. She volunteers at the Ontario Association of Architects and chairs the committee that is in charge of the net-zero renovation of their headquarters building.She also sits on the Province’s Climate Action Group, a sounding board for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
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    Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects

    Michael Szabo has been responsible for a variety of award winning institutional buildings at Diamond Schmitt and has also been a leader in both design excellence and sustainable design speaking nationally and internationally on the topic. He was instrumental in the development of the ecoMetrics tool that the OAA is adopting as a universal tool for energy performance evaluation.
    His projects include the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto; the integrated sustainable design for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Campus Master Plan and Buildings, which received the RAIC Award of Innovation Excellence and the SCUP award for campus design; the Marion McCain Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dalhousie University, which received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award; and the Camilla and Peter Dalglish Atrium at the Royal Botanical Gardens, which received the CISC Award of Excellence. Michael has designed custom homes in the Caribbean and Canada.
    Michael speaks regularly on carbon reduction in the built environment at conferences and co-leads the office sustainable design committee. He was instrumental in the development of our ecoMetrics tool that captures data from our energy simulation models. Michael presently sits on the Clean Technology Advisory Board for Centennial College. Currently, Michael is master planning and designing for the 17 million-square-foot Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a new paradigm for transforming suburbs into dense, mixed-use urban place making. The first phases of this transformative project have been completed, with phase 2 is underway.

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • ‘The Bentway’ (Image credit: PUBLIC WORK).

    ‘The Bentway’ (Image credit: PUBLIC WORK).

    Marc Ryan

    26/01/2017

    Marc Ryan
    Public Work
    Toronto, Canada

    The 2017 Margery Winkler Lecture* 

    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: Toronto Specific

    Marc Ryan is principal and co-founder of PUBLIC WORK, a Toronto-based office for urban design and landscape architecture focused on one of the foremost public topics today—the intelligent evolution of the contemporary city. Established in 2012, the studio aims to produce transformative works that invigorate the public realm, optimize and enhance the performance of urban and natural systems, and support public life by adding new layers of experience to the city. Marc’s background in both landscape architecture and architecture gives him a synthetic approach to urban design and his design practice focuses on projects for the public realm using landscape as a primary medium. Marc’s experience includes more than 15 years of practice in Canada, the United States and Europe, where he has provided leadership in the design of the public realm able to capture a dramatic new sense of place.

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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    Christopher Sharples

    03/11/2016

    Christopher Sharples
    SHoP Architects
    New York, USA

    Thursday, November 3, 2016
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: In Practice

    Since 1996, SHoP has modeled a new way forward with our unconventional approach to design. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand, where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. Chris Sharples is a founding principal of SHoP with a focus on successfully integrating academic and cultural projects into the urban environment. Chris has served as principal for many significant projects including the Barclays Center, SITE Santa Fe gallery expansion, 10-story residential timber building at 475 West 18th, Google Headquarter Offices, and currently, Uber Headquarters in San Francisco. Beyond the studio, Chris has earned a reputation as a thoughtful leader of his generation of innovative architects and a powerful advocate for design quality in contemporary city- building. In addition, He has led SHoP’s efforts in a collaboration with several research institutions to develop and bring to market a proprietary facade-integrated solar energy technology known as HeliOptix, scheduled for commercial release in 2017. Chris has held teaching positions at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Yale University, The City College of New York, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia and lectures internationally.

    For further information, please contact:
    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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    03/11/2016

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  • Pascal Rollet

    27/10/2016

    Pascal Rollet
    Lipsky + Rollet
    Paris, France

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    Thursday, 
    October 27, 2016
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title:R&D in architecture: the work of L+R architects

    Pascal Rollet is a partner at Lipsky+Rollet Architectes based in Paris. Since 1992, he has been a professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture in Grenoble, within the Architecture & Constructive Cultures Masters program. He is also the co-Director of Architecture, Environment & Constructive Cultures research unit (AE&CC) at ENSAG since 2009. The AE&CC has recently been labelled LABEX by French Government.

    Over the course of his practice, he has participated in the CRATerre groupe, which researches development of social housing projects using raw earth construction in different developing countries. In 1989, he obtained a master degree from UC Berkeley with lars Lerup and Stanley Saitowitz. He has been a faculty advisor for the ENSAG-GAIA-INES team in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 international competition and has been Faculty Advisor for Team Rhône-Alpes, declared winner in Solar Decathlon 2012.

    For further information, please contact:
    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Donald Schmitt

    29/09/2016

    Donald Schmitt
    Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated
    Toronto, Canada

    **Sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects **

    To view the lecture, please visit https://www.youtube.com/user/archcommvideos.

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: TBC

    Donald Schmitt is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Architecture where he
    received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal.

    As Principal of Diamond Schmitt Architects he is currently working on the renovation of Ottawa’s
    iconic Union Railway Station as the new home for the Canadian Senate. Secondly he is leading
    the $125M transformation of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa currently starting construction. He
    is also design architect for the new campus and building of the Emily Carr University of Art and
    Design in Vancouver and Dennison Hall at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    Mr. Schmitt is Principal in Charge and Design Lead for the new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln
    Centre, New York City, which will be the new home for the New York Philharmonic.

    As an architect his significant projects include the Master Plan and Buildings at the University of
    Ontario Institute of Technology, Symphony Hall, Detroit and the Bahen Centre for Information
    Technology at the University of Toronto. More recently he was involved in the 800,000 sf Gilgan
    Centre for Research and Learning at SickKids Hospital, Allard Hall Law School, University of
    British Columbia, the Global Innovation Exchange Building at Wilfrid Laurier University in
    Waterloo, Ontario and the Regent Park Arts and Culture Centre Daniels Spectrum in Toronto.

    A Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of the American Institute
    of Architects, Mr. Schmitt and his firm have won over 200 design awards including six Governor
    General’s Awards.

    He is the Founding Chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of Toronto for which
    he was awarded the Civic Medal. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Planning
    Design and Real Estate for the National Capital Commission, Ottawa for 12 years, and is a
    member of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel and the University of Toronto Design
    Review Panel.
    He is a member of the Canadian Art Foundation Advisory Committee and is an academician
    with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

     

    For further information, please contact:
    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Year End Show

    28/04/2017

    Year End Show
    28 April – 26 May, 2017
    Reception: Friday, 28 April, 2017 @ 1PM

    TBA

    Reception for this exhibition is on Friday28 April, 2017 @ 1PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M-F 10am -6:00pm (closed during the weekend)

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Synagogues in Germany

    16/03/2017

    Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction
    16 March – 21 April, 2017
    Reception: Thursday, 16 March, 2017 @ 6:30PM

    Sponsored by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany

     

    TBA

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 16 March, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M-F 10am -6:00pm (closed during weekend)

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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    Synagogues in Germany

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  • Graduate Thesis Work Show

    02/02/2017

    Graduate Thesis Work Show
    02 February – 03 March, 2017
    Reception: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 6:30PM

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    Regular hours: M-F 9am -5:00pm (closed during weekend)

    The Paul H. Cocker Gallery is pleased to feature an exhibition of the work of recent graduates of Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science graduate programs. The exhibition showcases the work of students who completed the Master of Architecture, Master of Applied Science and Master of Building Science Programs during the 2016 calendar year.

    The Master of Architecture Thesis projects represent a wide range of research topics from humanistic and poetic themes to more technically oriented investigations, and collectively probe a wide range of representational techniques and strategies, including advanced digital visualization techniques and the possibilities of models to work in various modes:

    Conceptual Models
    Process Models
    Digital Models
    Performance Models
    Illustrative Models

    Student work from the Graduate Building Science programs comes in the form of major research projects and theses. The selected graduate work is represented by posters through which students showcase their research, literature reviews, methodology, results, and applications.

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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    Graduate Thesis Work Show

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  • Collaborative Exercise

    13/01/2017

    Collaborative Exercise
    13 January – 27 January, 2017
    Reception: Friday, 13 January, 2017 @ 6:30PM

    The 2017 Collaborative Exercise (CEx17) is a school-wide event where student teams developed design proposals for high-rise building sites during a one-week exercise at the start of the Architectural Science January 2017 winter term.

    The proposals examine design options for outdoor Cooling Centres that would reduce risk from extreme heat to vulnerable populations living in multi-unit high-rise residential buildings. The Cooling Centre designs would provide a combination of shading, seating, splash pads and other amenities that would give comfort to residents as required on Toronto’s hot summer days. The focus of design would be passive cooling, which would provide thermal comfort to Cooling Centre users with low or nil energy consumption. The Cooling Centres would be situated on the property and near residential buildings, allowing for ease of access by building residents and encouraging community use.

    Designs were developed through drawing and modelling, and final design proposals are on view in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M-F 9am -5:00pm (closed during weekend)

    For further information, please contact:

    Alexandra Berceanu
    Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353
    E: alexandra.berceanu@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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    13/01/2017

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  • DAS Alumunus Viola Ago receives fellowship at the University of Michigan

    Viola Ago is a computational designer who is focused in integrating processes of automation and projection techniques in order to control figure. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture Science from Ryerson University in Toronto and went on to complete her Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Most recently she worked as a facade specialist at Morphosis Architects in the Advanced Technology Team. In addition, her work has been featured in New Scientist Magazine, SuckerPunch Daily, Archilibs, eVolo, amongst others.

    She has recently been declared the 2016-17 Muschenheim Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. This fellowship will include teaching related to the Viola’s area of interest, resources for the development of her work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the Taubman College. Fellows will spend one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests. 

    For details, visit the Taubaum College fellowship page.

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    DAS Alumunus Viola Ago receives fellowship at the University of Michigan

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  • Awards & Financial Assistance

    Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships
    Ryerson University offers Entrance Scholarships to first-time university students entering a full- time undergraduate degree program. For detailed information and eligibility criteria, click here.

    Bursaries
    Students at the undergraduate or graduate level have access to a number of bursary funds administered by the University, including the Ryerson Tuition Bursaries, which provide funds based on financial need for tuition, housing, and other expenses to a maximum of $4,000 per year.

    2016 Awards
    For a full listing of available awards, application and non-application specific to Architectural Science students, click here. Brief descriptions and qualifications are provided for all awards being offered by the program.

    Award Applications

     

    • The InDesign template for the Awards Poster has been shared with current students on the Google Drive. Financial Needs Form (ROSOTF)

     

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  • PHC Gallery

    PHC Gallery

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