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  • Alykhan Neky (M.Arch) one of three students in Canada to Receive the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarship

    Join us in congratulating DAS student Alykhan Neky, one of three recipients of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarship.

    The $5,000 scholarship is awarded for an illustrated 1,000-word essay:

    Alykhan Neky is now exploring the role of the architect in the creation of contemporary buildings that serve as expressions of collective culture. He has proposed building designs for a rural Maasai community in Kenya which, like the vernacular tradition, would use local materials, and continue the tradition of self-building – which among the Maasai is done by women.

    The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation received 180 eligible entries from students enrolled in Canada’s 11 accredited schools of architecture. The Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarships are presented in conjunction with the $100,000 Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

    The Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarship provides students with an excellent opportunity to reflect on and direct their research interests.

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    Alykhan Neky (M.Arch) one of three students in Canada to Receive the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarship

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  • Heather Dubbeldam

    Photo courtesy of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

    Lecture: Heather Dubbeldam

    Heather Dubbeldam
    Dubbeldam Architecture & Design,
    Toronto

    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: TBD

    Heather Dubbeldam is a Toronto-based architect and designer who comes by her professional passion for modern architecture honestly; as a fourth generation architect, Heather carries on the modernist approach of her Dutch lineage. Having lived abroad and travelled extensively, Heather’s early professional experience and studies in Italy, France, Switzerland and Turkey strongly inform her design work to this day. Heather returned to Toronto to work with internationally recognized architecture firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) for over six years as project architect and team member on many award-winning private and institutional buildings. Prior to starting her own multi-disciplinary practice, Heather developed a diverse set of skills in photography, graphic and furniture design; her accomplishments in these fields continue to influence and enrich her architecture work.

    Heather is known for exacting standards in the design, detailing and execution of her firm’s projects, her integrity in business, and her dedication to volunteer and leadership work in the profession. She is a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC). Heather promotes a long term vision toward environmental sustainability and a commitment to incorporating sustainable design and systems into her firm’s projects. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of both Sustainable Buildings Canada and the Canada Green Building Council.

    In addition to managing a full-time practice, Heather is active as a leader and advocate for the profession. As the recent past Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA), Heather advocates to ensure architecture and urban design are key considerations in public discussions and processes that have impact on our built environment. Heather is the Vice Chair of the Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) and Co-Director of Twenty + Change, a national organization dedicated to exposing the innovative ideas of emerging Canadian designers. She is the co-editor and author of several architecture and design publications, including the award-winning Toronto Architecture Guide Map and the three catalogues in the Twenty + Change series. Heather regularly makes time to mentor architecture interns and to participate in panel discussions and design charettes. As a visiting critic at schools of architecture and a member of the Ryerson University Program Advisory Council, she helps to make connections between the profession and the educational world.

     


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • Jacques-Ferrier

    Photo courtesy of Jacques-Ferrier Architecture

    Lecture: Jacques Ferrier

    Jacques Ferrier
    Jacques Ferrier Architecture,
    Limoux

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

    Title: TBD

    Jacques Ferrier is an architect and urban planner. Following his architectural training at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville and the École Centrale de Paris, Jacques Ferrier created his own architecture firm in Paris in 1993 and has since worked both in France and on the international stage. His portfolio of work includes cultural facilities (such as the France Pavilion for Expo 2010 Shanghai and the Musée de la Voile in Lorient in Brittany), showcase buildings (such as the head office of Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck in Reims, the head office of publishers Hachette Livre in Vanves, near Paris and the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse), public buildings (notably the Collège de France in Paris and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Nantes) and research centres, as well as urban development projects that chime with the ethos and philosophy of the agency: to create architecture and cities that contribute to a sustainable society.

    With projects such as Belle Méditerranée, Concept Office and Hypergreen, in partnership with famous industrials, Jacques Ferrier has also undertaken innovative research activities.

    His humanistic vision for tomorrow’s cities finds its full expression in the concept of the Sensual City – an urban proposal developed for the France Pavilion in Shanghai – which seeks to answer the question of what urban design and planning should today be, and which is to be continued through his mission as consultant for the design and architecture of the Grand Paris rapid transit.

    In 2010, Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti created, in collaboration with the philosopher Philippe Simay, the Sensual City Studio, a research laboratory devoted to a forward-looking, humanistic and sensitive approach to the city and architecture.
    Jacques Ferrier is the author of a number of works and articles on the subject of architecture. His architectural work has been the subject of many publications in France and abroad.

    He is qualified to teach in French architectural schools (as “Professeur des Écoles d’Architecture”), and he has been the recipient of a number of prizes and awards – in particular the Prix de la Première Oeuvre du Moniteur (awarded by the journal Le Moniteur) – and has been nominated three times for the Grand Prix National d’Architecture. He has been made both a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

     


    For further information, please contact:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • Brad Cloepfil

    Photo courtesy of Allied Works

    Lecture: Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil
    Allied Works, Portland & New York

    Thursday, November 9, 2017
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    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:

    Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
    Canada
    P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
    F: 416-979-5353

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  • Photograph by John Zhang

    DAS Students Collaborate with the Bata Shoe Museum to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

    Polishing BackdropTo celebrate the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, students from DAS have designed a window installation for the Bata Shoe Museum through [R]ed[U]x Lab. The display — In Full Bloom: Celebrating Canada 150, is the second installation from our students after foot[age], a collaboration between Architectural Science and Interior Design.

    Led by Lisa Boulatova with John Zhang and Liam Hall, along with help from other students in the department, the display was revealed to the public on Canada Day, July 1st, 2017. This design draws upon the provincial and territorial flowers as a unifying element wrapping around the prominent window. Composed of an array of 3D printed shoes, the installation undulates beyond a subtle backdrop that has been evolving for the past few months.

    [See more photos of the installation here]

    Image of CNC Machine Printing 3D Flowers

    3D Printed Shoe

    To learn more about the project, visit the students’ blog and the Ryerson Design Lab blog.

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    DAS Students Collaborate with the Bata Shoe Museum to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

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  • Photograph by Brian B. Bettencourt

    Parklet Partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA

    DAS students have collaborated in partnership with the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Association (DYBIA) to create a unique and innovative design for a new parklet. The project is located in the downtown Yonge neighbourhood on Elm Street and was unveiled to the public on June 16, 2017.

    The parklet functions as an extension of the existing sidewalk. It creates a welcoming atmosphere for residents, visitors, and students that pass by to rest and enjoy downtown scenery. The design utilises parking spaces adjacent to the pathway to include outdoor furniture, benches, landscaping, and lighting to enhance the walking experience of the public.

    The design team is made up of seven DAS students, Jason Glionna as the team lead, along with John Benner, Gregorio Jimenez, Tess Macpherson, Joana Benin, Marissa Liu and Diana Sobaszek. Under the supervision of Professor Vincent Hui, they developed an undulating modular form that can be reconfigured in the desired way for flexibility and accessibility.

    The partnership between Ryerson University and Downtown Yonge BIA pushes the development of parklet designs in the City of Toronto. This collaborative redesign project is made possible through the generous support of many partners including Upper Canada Forest Products, who donated the main building material — Accoya Wood (a fast-growing sustainable wood), Toronto Parking Authority, and the City of Toronto.

    The public is welcome to enjoy the parklet on 15 Elm Street during the summer of 2017 before it will be removed for snow clearing purposes. Be sure to use the hashtag #ParkletTO when

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    Parklet Partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA

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  • Sessional Instructor Christine Leu Recipient of the 2017 RAIC Allied Arts Medal

    Sessional instructor Christine Leu is featured in the latest issue of Canadia Architect Magazine as the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Allied Arts Medal for 2017.

    Leu is the co-founder, with Alan Webb, of the multi-disciplinary arts and curation practice LeuWebb Projects in Toronto where they develop ephemeral art installations for public places. LeuWebb uses space, light, sound and texture to activate public space, with a focus on social issues and respect for historical context.

    “Each one of Christine Leu’s permanent works and temporary installations manifests a thoughtful and thought-provoking approach to its architectural or environmental context,” said the three-member jury. “This is an extraordinary body of work that bridges art and architecture. It demonstrates skill in response to site interpretation. There is a high-quality craft element.”

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    Sessional Instructor Christine Leu Recipient of the 2017 RAIC Allied Arts Medal

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  • Photo by Don Wall

    Students Win The Construction Institute of Canada’s National Student Bid Competition

    The winning team of The Construction Institute of Canada’s (TCIC) National Student Bid Competition 2017 was announced on April 11th. The competition was created to give students exposure to the project bidding process.

    Being a part of the TCIC competition is an intensive experience full of thrills and stresses of bidding. As the mentor of the winning team Bassah described it, their efforts over two months of dawn-to-dusk workdays almost went to waste as they raced to meet the 3 p.m. deadline for bid submission on March 29 at the appointed office in Vaughan, north of Toronto.

    The Project Management class from Ryerson University won in 3 of the 4 categories and won 2 First and 2 Third prizes (sweeping 4 of the 12 available prizes) in:

    Most Professional (1st): Ryerson University — Karen Grubb, Benjamin Joyce, Yerin Chdi, Stephen Hewitt

    BIM Innovation (1st and 3rd): Ryerson University — Victoria Staseff, Youhyun Chang, Simon Chen, Sebastian Van Niekerk

    Closest to Target Price (3rd) and Most Accurate and Complete (2nd): Ryerson University — Louis Poeta, John Sun, Victor Lee, Muhammad Bassah

    The Department of Architectural Science only fielded 2 teams of 4 students each, out of the 82 teams in total from across Canada. Special recognition goes to the instructor leading the team, Dr. Paul Poh.

    Read more about it here.

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    Students Win The Construction Institute of Canada’s National Student Bid Competition

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  • 2016/17 Year End Show Award for Excellence Winners

    The 2016/17 Year End Show Awards for Excellence were announced on April 28th. The awards ceremony is meant to showcase excellent work prepared by fourth year undergraduate students.

    Join us in congratulating the recipients of this year’s Year End Show Awards:

    Excellence in the Architecture Option – Ruslan Ivanytskyy (studio project – Future School)

    Excellence in the Building Science Option – Class of BSC 720 (project – Building as a Whole): Maribel Jean Agustin, Kyle Anthony Benassi, Jason Brijraj, Luis Carlos Carvalheiro, Lucas Chong, Daniel Kevin Drab, Alex Fown, Gregorio Jimenez, Sena Kaska, Magdalena Krawczyk, David Luong, Tirisha Amelia Phagoo, Greer Stanier, Jing Tian, and Matthew Nicolas Wong-Chun-Sen

    Excellence in the Project Management Option – (Addition and Alteration to the Sir John Laing Building) Sebastian Van Niekerk, Youhyun Chang, Simon Chen, Karen Grubb, Benjamin Joyce, Stephen Hewitt, Ye Rin Choi, and Victoria Staseff.

    *The Year End Show Award consists of a certificate and $1000

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    2016/17 Year End Show Award for Excellence Winners

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  • Rendering by Matthew Ferguson

    Ryerson University and University of Toronto Team Tops Race to Zero Student Design Competition

    During the past several months, students were tasked with creating a new house design or redesigning an existing floorplan to meet the cost effective, high-performance home energy requirements for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition. The final portion of the competition in Colorado concluded at NREL, as students presented their innovative designs to a panel of national experts at the competition. These experts included leading high-performance home builders, architects, building science professionals, building product manufacturer experts, and national laboratory research scientists.

    Students from the Department of Architectural Science partnered with U of T to represent as Future Cities Collective in designing zero-energy homes and was deemed the grand winner. The team also placed first in the Attached Housing contest.

    From left to right: Xavier Mendieta, Christopher Raghubar, Hayley Cormick, Matthew Ferguson, Tamo Dembeck-Kereke

    From left to right: Xavier Mendieta, Christopher Raghubar, Hayley Cormick, Matthew Ferguson, Tamo Dembeck-Kereke

    This year’s competition featured 39 teams from 33 universities from four countries.

    Read more about it here.

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    Ryerson University and University of Toronto Team Tops Race to Zero Student Design Competition

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  • Associate Professor Yew-Thong sits on the Jury for the WAN Wood in Architecture Award

    Associate professor Yew-Thong was one of the four judges on the jury panel for the WAN (World Architecture News) Wood in Architecture Award. This London, UK-based award is the world’s largest awards program in international architecture. The award celebrates wood as a sustainable and versatile building material through the inspiring projects submitted by applicants around the world.  

    The Aalto University Wood Program was the recipient of the award with their project “Sale Pavilion” in Helsinki and Tuusula. Please visit the website for more details:

    http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/project/2017/27638/wan-awards/wan-wood-in-architecture-award-2016-winner-announced.html

    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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    Associate Professor Yew-Thong sits on the Jury for the WAN Wood in Architecture Award

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  • Alex Josephson

    09/03/2017

    Alex Josephson

    Co-founder, PARTISANS
    Toronto, Canada

    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    6:30 PM | The PIT (Room 202) | Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario​

     

    Title: Beauty Emerges When Design Misbehaves

    Alex Josephson cofounded PARTISANS in 2012 after studying architecture at the University of Waterloo, the University of Rome, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA). The recipient of numerous awards, including the OAA’s Best Emerging Practice and Design Excellence awards (2015), PARTISANS is comprised of architects, designers, thinkers, and cultural enthusiasts whose work across all scales is rooted in deliberate acts of craftsmanship, invention, and storytelling. The only Canadian to have ever received the New York Prize Fellowship at the Van Alen Institute, Alex was named 2016 Best Emerging Designer by Canada’s Design Exchange. He currently lectures at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture.

    *This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP is required.

    Show up early to secure your seat!
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

    Year End Show 16/17

    28/04/2017

    Year End Show
    28 April – 25 May, 2017
    325 Church Street
    Reception for this exhibition is on Friday, 28 April, 2017 @ 2:30PM.
    This is a catered event.

    This event is part of the Ryerson Engineering and Architectural Science DayRSVP here!

    Program for April 28th:

    2:30pm: Guest Registration and Reception

    2:40-3:30pm: Guests are welcome to view student projects

    3:30-4:00pm: Remarks Award Ceremony

    At Ryerson University, our students envision and design with purpose to create new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. They take measured risks, explore new possibilities and turn their ideas into meaningful outcomes that drive societal change.

    The Department of Architectural Science’s annual Year End Show displays models, drawings, collages, sketches and digital presentations prepared by its top students. The display, spanning three levels of the building, features projects from undergraduate and graduate programs. The 2016-2017 academic year will come to a close with this extensive display of projects generated by students. We are excited to share our hard work with the Toronto Architectural community, please join us in the afternoon of April 28th to celebrate this occasion!

    Student projects will be displayed on floors 2-4 in the building, including the Paul H. Cocker Gallery until May 26th.

    Building hours: M-F 7:30am -7:30pm (closed during the weekend)

     

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M-F 9am -5:00pm (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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  • Photo by John Howarth

    Synagogues in Germany

    16/03/2017

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

    This is a catered reception.

    Sponsored by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany

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    Parking is available at 300 Victoria St.
    Photo (above) by Yvonne Bambrick. Photo of catalogue (below) by Eva Marion Johnston-Iafelice.


     

    The Paul H. Cocker Gallery is pleased to feature an exhibition resulting from more than twenty years of architectural research at Darmstadt Technical University dedicated to reclaiming some of Germany’s lost Jewish heritage. Work on the exhibition began following the 1994 firebombing of a Lübeck synagogue, the first racist attack on a Jewish house of worship in Germany since 1945. Scholars have created elaborate 3D digital reconstructions of more than 25 of the more than 1000 synagogues destroyed on Kristallnacht. Along with associated placards, photographs, text panels, books, and three documentary films, these reconstructions speak to the nature and significance of cultural loss as an instrument of genocide. They also visually document the extraordinary architectural variety and historical importance of the buildings the Nazis destroyed, and in so doing contribute to commemorative work ongoing in the wake of the Holocaust by providing a source for reflection on what the historical destruction of Jewish culture means today.

    Program

    Welcoming Remarks: 6:30 pm | Room 202

    Marco Polo, Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Curator, Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Michael Lauber, Deputy Consul, General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto

    Opening Lecture: 7:00 pm | Room 202

    Dr. Marc Grellert, Exhibition Curator, Darmstadt University of Technology:
    “Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction—an Introduction”

    Followed by a catered reception sponsored by the German General Consulate and the Ryerson Department of Architectural Science.

    Exhibition catalogues will be available for purchase at the event, and subsequently made available at the Ryerson Campus Bookstore until April 21st.

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    The exhibition and related programming have been made possible thanks to the generous assistance of the Federal Republic of Germany / the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), the German Consulate General-Toronto, Ryerson University, and the Paul H. Cocker Gallery.

    Exhibition coordinator: Marco Polo, Ryerson University

    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    2017 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

    • ABBARCH Architecture (Ontario) Inc. Award Application, 2017
    • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Award, 2017
    • CB Richard Ellis Award, 2017
    • Christian Martinelli Award, 2017
    • The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation Award, 2017
    • Fiberglas Canada, 2017
    • FORREC Design Award of Excellence, 2017
    • Frank Leva Award, 2017
    • General Contractor’s Section T.C.A. Award, 2017
    • Ingenium Group, Jack Lemay Memorial Award, 2017
    • Sepp Hannikainen Memorial Award Application, 2017
    • Stewart Crawford Travel Award, 2017

     

    • 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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