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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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    07/11/2016

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  • Brad Cloepfil

    09/03/2017

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

    Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

    Thursday, March 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:

    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

    06/02/2017

    Thomas Rau
    RAU
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

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

    Title: TBC

    TBA

    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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    06/02/2017

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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/

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

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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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  • Pascal Rollet

    27/10/2016

    Pascal Rollet
    Lipsky + Rollet
    Paris, France

    In partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto  logo-consulat-3000


    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/

    Year End Show

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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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  • Installation View of the Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2016

    Image by John Howarth

    Graduate Thesis Work

    02/02/2017

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

    TBA

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 02 February, 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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  • 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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  • Image of Awards Night program Brochures on table

    Image by Yvonne Bambrick

    DAS Awards Exhibition

    24/11/2016

    DAS Awards Exhibition & Awards Night
    24 November – 16 December, 2016
    Awards Night: Thursday, 
    24 November, 2016 @ 6:30PM

     

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 24 November, 2016 @6:30PM.

    For further information, please contact:

    Kathleen Sojor Champlin
    Administrative Coordinator
    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: ksojorch@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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    DAS Awards Exhibition

    24/11/2016

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  • Image of Stegastein by Todd Saunders / Saunders & Wilhelmsen

    ©Foto: Per Ritzler

    Detour

    20/10/2016

    Detour: National Tourist Routes in Norway
    20 October – 18 November, 2016
    Reception: Thursday, 20 October, 2016 @ 6:30PM

    Sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

    The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has selected and been developing eighteen road stretches known as the National Tourist Routes through a commission by the Norwegian Government and Parliament.

    Spectacular lay-bys enhanced by innovative architecture are dispersed along these roads as they wind through Norway’s natural landscape, providing tourists with experiences of coasts, fjords, mountains and waterfalls.

    The National Tourist Routes was initiated in 1994. Built projects, including art pieces, along eighteen stretches of roads will achieve their fully completed status by 2024. Each route offers unique tourist attractions; Professional experts from the fields of architecture and art, communication and marketing, tourist and enterprise development came together to add an amazing cluster of built works to be enjoyed by all as a result of this national initiative.

    The long term objective of this project has been to strengthen settlement and industry in Norway’s rural districts. The project has required broad cooperation – in addition to several ministries, the development of the tourist routes involves ten counties, sixty municipalities, several nationwide organizations, regional tourism agencies, local associations and committed volunteers. The National Tourist Routes in Norway have also been widely featured far beyond the country itself.

    The Paul H. Cocker Gallery presents selections from this travelling exhibition to showcase successful models of cultural innovation that are relevant to a Canadian context.

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 20 October, 2016 @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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    Detour

    20/10/2016

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  • Picture of Green Roofs

    Image provided by Carrot City Canada

    Carrot City Canada

    22/09/2016

    Carrot City Canada Exhibition
    12 September – 14 October, 2016
    Reception: Thursday, September 22, 2016 @6:30PM

    Carrot City Canada explores how design can enable the production of food in Canadian cities. By examining the connection between urbanism, design, and food the exhibit demonstrates how design can be used to bring healthy food systems closer to home, showcasing design work that challenges the urban-rural and form-function dichotomies. While the Carrot City initiative looks at design work from many countries, this exhibit focuses on the innovative design found in Canada. It examines the relationships between design and urban food systems according to five categories: City, Community & Knowledge, Housing, Rooftops and Components for growing.

    Concerns about climate change and the distances our food travels from farm to plate have stimulated renewed interest in producing food close to where people live. Recognizing the opportunities this offers for urban design and living, the Carrot City initiative aims to disseminate ideas and knowledge about best practices in urban agriculture as well as the development of food hubs and community involvement in food production.

    Carrot City was conceived by students and faculty at the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University as an exhibit first held in 2009 at the Design Exchange (DX) in Toronto. Since then, the initiative has expanded into a traveling exhibit that has been shown in many cities around North America, Europe and Africa.  A repository of information gathered for the exhibitions to date can be found on the Carrot City website (http://www.ryerson.ca/carrotcity/), intended as a research tool for anyone who is interested in the links between design and food in today’s cities. The book Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture was published by The Monacelli Press in 2011.

    For more information, visit www.carrotcity.org

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, September 22, 2016 @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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    Carrot City Canada

    22/09/2016

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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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  • M.B.Sc. & M.A.Sc. Presentations

    BUILDING SCIENCE GRADUATE MAJOR RESEARCH PAPER AND THESIS PRESENTATIONS. The schedule can be downloaded here.

    All Presentations will take place in ARC 206.


    Thursday, September 1, 2016


    9:00 AM: Kam Ng
    Use of Wi-Fi sensor network in measuring occupancy and people circulation in buildings
    Supervisor: Dr. Mark Gorgolewski
    Second Readers: Jenn McArthur and Vincent Hui

    10:30 AM: Jennifer Harmer
    Methodology and Supporting Algorithms for Benchmarking and Screening New Building Energy Models in the Toronto Context
    Supervisor: Jennifer McArthur
    Second Reader: Mark Gorgolewski

    12:00 PM: Braden Johnson
    A Method for Determining the Relationship between Increasing Insulation and Potential Freeze Thaw Damage in Brick Masonry Walls
    Supervisor: Russell Richman
    Second Reader: Hitesh Doshi

    1:30 PM: Stacy Sun
    Investigating Building Information Model to Building Energy Model: Data Transfer Integrity and Simulation Results
    Supervisor: Jennifer McArthur
    Committee: Mark Gorgolewski, Russell Richman
    Chair: Miljana Horvat

    3:30 PM: Matthew Gelowitz
    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Environmental Product Declarations as a Decision-Making Tool for Building Designers
    Supervisor: Jennifer McArthur
    Committee: Mark Gorgolewski, Vera Straka
    Chair: Russell Richman


    Friday, September 2, 2016


    9:00 AM: Oscar George Emuwa
    An Experimental Study of Window Walls on Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Condominium Buildings in Toronto.
    Supervisor: Zaiyi Liao
    Second Reader: Alan Fung

    M.B.Sc. & M.A.Sc. Presentations

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  • Image courtesy of Evolve Competition

    Winners pose with giant cheques

    3 DAS teams win the Evolve Competition

    Three teams of DAS students have secured the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the Evolve 2016 competition.

    The 2016 Evolve Competition challenged post-secondary students enrolled in architecture, engineering and/or related programs across Canada to work together and design a net-zero energy and water mixed-use wood mid-rise construction to demonstrate how sustainable design can be made part of everyday life.

    The 2016 jury members included : Steven Street (Wood WORKS!); Peter Zimmerman (Dream Developments); Jenny McMinn (BuildGreen Solutions Inc.); Filippo Bello – Tribute Communities; David Bowick (Blackwell Engineers) and Sonny Sanjari – B+H Architects

    The panel of expert judges reviewed and evaluated each submission based on a select design challenges and issues outlined int he competition brief: Design the Future Explore tomorrow’s net‑zero energy and water‑wise mixed-use wood mid-rise construction for today. For details, please see the PDF of the design brief.

    Team 554 consisting of Mark Melnichuk, Mike Fik, Jaehyung Chun and Ramoncito Espino took the Winning Prize: $5000 for their project Studios on Sterling.

    Team 620 had two members, Sandra Wojtecki and Matthew Gelowitz. They were awarded the First Runner up Prize: $3,500 or 2nd Place for their project Railside Gardens.

    Team 877 consisted of Sara Duffin, Marcus Parisi, Khaliq Azizi and Zac Topp. The 4 person team was awarded $1,500 for securing  Second Runner Up Position or overall  3rd Place for thier project entitled “EVOLVE”

    Click here to view the original competition entries.

    Congratulations to all!

     

     

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    3 DAS teams win the Evolve Competition

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  • M.Arch Reviews 2016

    All presentations are Final Reviews — Thesis Defense except as noted. To see a print PDF of this document, click here.

     


    Monday, 22 August 2016


    External Reviewers: Michelle Xuereb (Quadrangle), David Moore (WZMH)

    • 9:00 AM Iris So Komisar_Leshchyshyn_Zone
      Light Shape Space: How Light Changes Our Perception of Space
    • 10:15 AM Tasneem Rahman Chowdhury Farah_Cirka_Hui
      Thickening the Public Realm: Choreographing the Interaction of the Public with the Built Environment
    • 11:30 AM Julia Mozheyko Wrigglesworth_Bessai_McArthur
      Moody Architecture: Emotionally Intelligent Environments (Rethinking the Protean Relationship Between the Body and Its Prostheses)

    External Reviewers: Michelle Xuereb (Quadrangle), Martin Davidson (DSAI)

    • 1:15 PM Sandra Wojtecki Gorgolewski_Farah_Etkind
      A Framework for Emergence: Embracing Ecological Principles in Post-Industrial Landscapes
    • 2:30 PM Adryanne Quenneville Cirka_Wrigglesworth_Horvat
      Ornament: A Language of Architecture
    • 3:45 PM Nazanin Sepehry-Rad Polo_Komisar_Etkind

     


    Tuesday, 23 August 2016


    External Reviewers: Janna Levitt (LGA), Marianne McKenna (KPMB)

    • 9:00 AM Nwamaka Onyenokwe Leshchyshyn_Kapelos_McArthur (Substantial Completion Review)
      Interstice: Rethinking the Approach to Street Trading
    • 10:15 AM Aviv Sarner Etkind_Kapelos_Cirka
      Moments of Transition
    • 11:30 AM Adrian Bica Schank Smith_Doshi_Hui
      Storytelling Architecture

    External Reviewers: Janna Levitt (LGA), Sean Robbins (RAW)

    • 1:15 PM Anna Pavia Cirka_Wrigglesworth_Horvat
      An Architecture of Imagery
    • 2:30 PM Babak Teimoori Cirka_Wrigglesworth_Hui
      Material Computation for a New Equilibrium in Architecture
    • 3:45 PM Phu Dinh Wrigglesworth_Komisar_Cirka (Substantial Completion Review)
    • 5:00 PM Scott Townsend Wrigglesworth_Hui_Cirka (Substantial Completion Review)

     


    Wednesday, 24 August 2016


    External Reviewers: Val Rynnimeri (Waterloo), Mike Smith (Zeidler)

    • 10:15 AM Rebecca Tsang Hui_Zone_McArthur
      Architecture of Excess: Navigating Beyond the Superficial
    • 11:30 AM Madison Dozzi-Perry Farah_Sorli_Hui
      Re-Engaging the Spirit: Engaging Traditional Anishinabek Healing Beliefs into an Architecture For Mental Well-Being Centres for Addiction

    External Reviewers: Val Rynnimeri (Waterloo), Dustin Hooper (Montgomery/Sisam)

    • 1:15 PM Shiloh Lazar Atkinson_Farah_Floerke
      Designing for Complexity: A Systematic Approach to Spatial Relationships in Human Environments
    • 2:30 PM Tim Melnichuk Atkinson_Komisar_Cirka
      Interstitial Place
    • 3:45 PM Calvin Fung Komisar_Sorli_Floerke
      Architecture on the Edge of Chaos: Uncertainty in Architecture
    • 5:00 PM Alykhan Neky Kapelos_Cirka_Etkind (Substantial Completion Review)
      Threshold Spaces: Bridging Building and Place (Towards a Regional African Architecture)
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    Master’s students’ design-build Ryerson Urban Farm

    A group of master of architecture students designed and constructed a new headquarters for Ryerson Urban Farm in the quad to store their equipment year-round. The students were encouraged to design with reclaimed and salvaged materials. The structure is built from reclaimed glulam cedar and laminated strand lumber. The oak slat cladding was salvaged from the legs of discarded drafting tables from architecture building and the roof shingles are repurposed from donated denim jeans.

    Students involved were Rémi Carreiro, Samuel Vandersluis, Sajith Sabanadesan, Ashleigh Crofts,  Antonē Frisina, Sandra Dorozynska, Hovag Kara-Yacoubian, Zohra Akbari,  Giovanna Monaco and Ryan Sisourath.

    The Design-Build project was done under the direction of Dr. Mark Gorgolewski for the Spring 2016 Masters of Architecture Studio. The challenge was to design, procure, fabricate and construct a new Headquarters for Ryerson’s Urban Farm located in the Kerr Hall Quadrangle. The three week intensive project engaged 10 M.Arch students to experiment with design strategies while at the same time engaging with recycled raw materials to fabricate components and construct a full-scale structure. The AR8105 Summer Studio entitled ‘Resource Salvation’ critiques the current building methodology that is diminishing our global resource base. The students were encouraged to design with all reclaimed and salvaged materials. The structure is built from reclaimed glulam cedar and laminated strand lumber, the oak slat cladding was salvaged from the legs of discarded drafting tables from the Architecture Building and the roof shingles are repurposed from donated denim jeans.

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  • Kindling Illuminated at the Night Stop Market

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    Night Market 2016 – Kindling

    The Night Market 2016 featured 2 entries from the Department of Architectural Science – Aqueous and Kindling.

    Kindling was a cart created by spoke.creative, Jason Ramelson, Antonio Cunha and Filip Tisler, who used a collection of discarded material to serve a fundamentally new purpose. The act of both creating fire and weaving a nest begins with the cumulation of scavenged materials; an improvisational process where the whole is greater than the sum of its constituent parts. Using these primitive activities as a model, the Kindling food cart embodies this process of sculptural assemblage, becoming a derivative of reclaimed materials found in our local context; a design subject to availability. The scheme’s form emerges from an organic process of gathering, drawing from the erratic nature of interweaving previously disparate parts, echoing The Stop’s values of community, diversity and equality.

     

    For more information, please visit spoke.creative’s website spokecreative.ca or follow them on instagram: @spoke.creative

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  • Professor YT Leong interviewed by the Globe and Mail

    Professor YT Leong was recently approached by Globe and Mail reporter to comment on Global Village Backpackers hostel’s recent transformation to Quantum Coffee. The project has received a lot of attention due to its location at Toronto’s prominent corner of King Street West and Spadina Avenue.

    Read the full article here:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/property-report/former-hostel-finds-room-for-change/article30854854/

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    Terrena featured at Gladstone Hotel, AGO and OCE Conference

    Terrena is a student design-build project that was developed over summer 2016. It started as a design piece installed at the Grow-Op 2016 exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel. Upon the request of the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation Ryerson, it was featured at the 2016 OCE Conference. It has since also been showcased at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The project lead was 3rd year student Cathy Truong.

    Terrena celebrates landscape, gardens, art, and placemaking. Terrena’s surface is a manmade landscape made of modular plants that takes precedent from the topography of the historical Toronto Ravines. The installation creates a unique experience for visitors through procession, with greenery placed above, underneath and at the eye-level of visitors as they process. In addition, the installation reveals the underside of the plants, exposing root systems so visitors can physically and visually experience the underlying system that allows nature to prevail over and through manmade landscapes. The installation celebrates the underground systems that are usually unseen.

    For more information, please visit the following links:

    http://ryearchdesignlab.blogspot.ca/2016/06/terrena-at-ago.html

    http://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2016/04/the_gladstone_hotel_goes_green_with_grow_op/

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  • Designed by Arnel Espanol

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    Night Market 2016 – Aqueous

    The Night Market 2016 featured 2 entries from the Department of Architectural Science – Aqueous and Kindling.

    A DAS student team, led by Arnel Espanol won the People’s Choice Award for “Aqueous” at the Night Market this year. The team behind this project was led by 2nd year student, Arnel Espanol, who was able to conceive his own design and build it with help  from the Department of Architectural Science’s workshop and the [R]ed[U]x Lab. Red[U]x Lab’s has been producing custom food carts for the Night Market for four years now.

    The theme of this year’s Night Market was sustainability. Arnel and his team addressed the theme by repurposing furniture and materials from the studio space that is under construction in the architecture building. This was both cost effective and made good use of the obsolete furniture that was a result of an overhaul of student spaces in the Architectural Science Department. In an interview with Ryerson Today, Arnel has described his process as: “My budget was low so this helped to bring the cost down, and forced me to find inspiration in materials that would otherwise be considered garbage. I started deconstructing desks and metal stools, built models and mock-ups to understand how my design would look from every angle, how the pieces connect, how the vinyl heat shrink behaves, how it would respond to light and resolve any issues along the way.

    For more information and photos, please visit: http://ryearchdesignlab.blogspot.ca/search/label/Night%20Market

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  • Nasa Orion Testing Facility

    Image provided by Ramakrishnan Ramani

    Ramani Ramakrishnan and team design NASA Chamber

    The Reverberant Acoustic Test facility (RATF) was designed and built to test all payloads for NASA’s Orion (Manned orbit around Mars) Project. Dr. Ramani Ramakrishnan was involved with the project as its Chief Acoustician, retained by Aiolos Engineering Corporation of Toronto. The project began in 2007 and the design portion were completed by 2009. The facility is located in NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plumbrook Station, Ohio, USA. Dr. Ramakrishnan commissioned the facility in September 2011 and RATF was able to generate overall levels of 161.5 dB, 1.5 dB below the maximum sound potential of 163 dB.

    The image shows an actual test with one of the payloads of the Orion Modules in April 2016. The test article will be blasted with at least 152 decibels and 20-10,000 hertz of sound pressureand vibration to simulate the intense sounds the Orion service module will be subjected to during launch and ascent into space atop the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. This is partof a series of tests to verify the structural integrity of Orion’s service module for Exploration Mission-1, the spacecraft’s first flight atop SLS.

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    Ramani Ramakrishnan and team design NASA Chamber

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  • Image by Katherine Krolak

    DAS student teams selected for Bergen International Wood Festival Design Competition

    Wooden structures designed by two student teams – Erik Aquino, Katherine Krolak & Henry Mai as well as John Zhang, Thy Vo and David Luong – have been selected to be part of the Bergen International Wood Festival (BIWF) close to Store Lungegårdsvann lake in Bergen city centre. The students’ project responds to the criteria set by the festival, including the theme of “the Green Transition.” The biannual competition focuses on the use of wood as a material, and on its constructive, structural and tactile qualities. It is open to designers, architects, artists, craftsmen and students from all over the world and is aimed to inspire people, developers and the business community to use wood more.

    The driving force behind Erik Aquino, Katherine Krolak & Henry Mai’s proposal is the sustainable cycle of wood. The project serves to represent this idea through its circular form and the treatment of its surfaces. Wood as a building material follows the cradle to cradle concept – journeying through a cyclical process of growth, production, use, disposal and reuse. The structure will contain a combination of charred wood and freshly sawn lumber to represent that journey, with the addition of built-in seating, creating both a tactile and interactive experience.

    The students will be flying to Norway to participate in a design-build guided by their sketches from May 9-14, the winners of the competition will be declared on the final day. On May 12, they will attend and present at a conference to which other participants, experts and the business community are invited.

    For details, please see the link to the competition’s webpage: http://www.bergenwood.com/nyheter/2016/3/16/kiohgm5gusrmsnyinawyfurcr102w4

     

    Initial Sketches

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  • Google Cardboard VR headset in a 3D/360 environment

    Image taken by Rachel Law

    First VR Architectural Projects

    A team of 4th Year Architecture students in Prof. Yew-Thong Leong’s “Architecture Without Physics” studio debuted the Department’s first few VR architectural projects.

    Using accessible tools such Google Cardboard, Corona Renderer, 360 VRay and 3DS, immersive 3D/360 interior and exterior environments were created as part of the design resolutions of their 21st Century Folly on Dundas Square project.

    With Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR Oculus easily affordable, VR was introduced into the curriculum for the first time, as one of the multi-media tools used within this studio to examine the spatial design and creation process.

    VR Team:
    Nick Callies
    Timothy Cheng
    Dylon Feyen
    Jeffrey Szeto

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  • Umberto Berardi awarded for upcoming projects

    Congratulations to our faculty member, Professor Umberto Berardi for winning three awards recently:

    1. The NSERC Discovery Grant for his proposal titled Development of Advanced Building Systems with PCM, VIP, and AEROGEL (2016 – 2021)
    2. The “Center for Urban Research” for a project that tests design approaches to mitigate excessive heat exposure for vulnerable populations in Toronto apartment buildings. This project will be in collaboration with professor George Thomas Kapelos (2016-2017)
    3.  The Building Excellence Research and Education Grant  from the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing to conduct research  to evaluate the economic and environmental benefits of latent heat thermal energy building materials and systems. Click here for details. (2016-2017)
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    Umberto Berardi awarded for upcoming projects

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  • Southern Facade View from Eastern Avenue

    Image provided by Mark Flynn

    True North Design wins 2016 Race to Zero competition

    A team of graduate building science and architecture students won the multi-unit residential building category of the Race to Zero competition (run by the US DOE)  to design a zero energy home. The team, called True North Design, won against strong competition for their design Eastern Pine which is a 7 unit residential development on Eastern Avenue in Toronto.

    Eastern Pine is a multi-unit residential building that is located in Toronto, Canada. The building has seven units that are designed for young adults and families that require close proximity to the downtown core at an affordable price. Eastern Pine has meet the low energy criteria of Passive House and is renewable energy ready. Eastern Pine exemplifies the spirit of urban sustainability. It demonstrates to the public the inherent positive impacts of a well-designed building by maximizing livable space and minimizing energy consumption at an affordable price. This project conveys the goals of the competition through its low energy usage, affordability, and quality of life. Eastern Pine will have a positive impact on its occupants and the general public through its intrinsic sustainable nature. The primary design strategy behind Eastern Pine was a focus on passive features. Utilizing internal and solar gains and reducing heat loss through the envelope allows for less reliance on mechanical and electrical systems. This was ensured through PHIUS certification. The building will come renewable ready to allow for further reduction of grid consumed energy.
    Click here to view the poster.
    For details about the competition, please click here.
    Team Members:
    Stacy Sun
    Sadaf Mansour
    Madison Dozzi-Perry
    Katherine Lishak
    Vadim Novik
    Mahsa Hatefi Shirvan
    Sharzad Soudian
    Umer Khan
    Dami Lee
    Christopher Marleau
    Christopher Mendieta
    Mark Flynn
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    True North Design wins 2016 Race to Zero competition

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  • Saman Soleimani-Deilamani awarded Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship

    Saman Soleimani-Deilamani, student of the M.Arch Program, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship.

    The Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship is available annually to recognize the accomplishments of a first-year Master’s student. This award was established in the name of Dennis Mock to honour his commitment to higher education, to recognize his leadership and dedication demonstrated during his 28 years at Ryerson, and to acknowledge his role in developing graduate studies at the university, as vice-president, academic. The funds have been provided by the Peter Bronfman Scholarship Program and the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund.

    Saman was one of forty applicants from graduate programs from across Ryerson University.

    For details about the award please click here.

     

    Saman Soleimani-Deilamani awarded Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship

    Saman Soleimani-Deilamani awarded Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship

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  • Kristen Smith and Marie-Pier Bourret- Lafleur at the award ceremony

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    Kristen Smith wins MAQ’s Young Architectural Critic competition

    “Growing Pains,” written by Kristen Smith of the Department of Architectural Science, has been selected as the winner of the Young Architectural Critic competition held by the Maison de l’architecture du Québec (MAQ). Her text was on Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre (SLC), designed by Snøhetta & Zeidler partnership architects, and will be published in an upcoming edition of Canadian Architect.

    She placed first among 88 other applicants for the competition, who wrote in both French and English, about the SLC and particularly about the attributes of “A Library for the 21st Century.” This essay was written by Kristen for her course titled Architectural Writing headed by Professor Kendra Schank Smith.

    The winners were announced last week at an awards gala in Montreal.  Kristen will receive a cash award and a two-year subscription to the Canadian Architect magazine for her achievement.

    For more information, please see the competition brief.

     

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  • Yew-Thong Leong on the jury of Architizer A+Awards

    Professor Yew-Thong Leong, who is the Managing Director of ssg architecture inc. and a faculty member at the Department of Architectural Science was one of the jury members of the 2016 Architizer A+Awards.

    The jury selected winning projects from three categories: the Typology Category celebrated traditional building types, the Plus Category recognized the link between global issues and the structures that society builds, and the Product category acknowledged the symbiosis between products and building.

    The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Imagine your best work in front of a global audience of 100+ million.

    For more information please visit this link.

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  • Hitesh Doshi elected to Ryerson Senate

    Professor Hitesh Doshi has recently been elected to serve as a member of Ryerson’s Senate.

    The Senate is the academic policy making body of Ryerson University. It consists of 51 elected representatives of the faculty, librarians, students and alumni, and 18 ex-officio members of the administration, including the Chancellor. It is chaired by the President of Ryerson University.

    Congrats to Hitesh for this achievement!

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    Hitesh Doshi elected to Ryerson Senate

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    Rachel Law wins Dennis Mock Leadership Awards 2016

    Rachel Law has been awarded the Dennis Mock Leadership Awards 2016 by the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, and was honoured at a public ceremony March 29, 2016.

    The Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their School or academic program department, or to Ryerson as a whole. The awards acknowledge and encourage student participation in university affairs. Congrats to Rachel for being recognized for her leadership and enthusiasm.

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    Rachel Law wins Dennis Mock Leadership Awards 2016

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  • CBC’s miniseries “Disrupting Design” – Featuring Robyn Thomson and Jessica Chen’s Project “Flux”

    On the 2nd episode of the CBC’s miniseries “Disrupting Design” March 13, 2016 , our students’ (Robyn Thomson and Jessica Chen) project “Flux” was featured.   Flux is disrupting design by challenging the use of technology today. The path that technology is taking today is more dematerialized and moving towards a digital realm. Flux disrupted design by connecting people back to their physical space. In addition, this documentary caught a glimpse of (Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh from the M.Arch program) project for Winter Station.

    Click HERE to view the CBC documentary featuring these projects.

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  • Photo by: Dave Leblanc

    AZA (Delta House) // Alex Temporale + Mark Driedger // Ramani Ramakrishnan + 16 BSC820 Students – on a windy 26-acre site near Smithville, Ontario

    BSC820 StudentsIn a windy region between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie near Smithville, Professor Ramani Ramakrishnan assisted ATA Architects with a house design by creating four group projects for 16 students and using the Ryerson Architecture wind tunnel. Group 1 investigated the effect of wind on the house through model testing and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Group 2 studied the masonry fireplace, its impact on heat consumption as well as its connection to the metal staircase. Group 3 also researched the fireplace as to its performance optimization and included its materials and connection to the HVAC systems. Group 4 researched the solar performance of the house such as the windows, orientation and materials used in the house. Simulation of house was undertaken extensively. The students suggested to the owners and ATA Architects 16 modifications including the type of trees and their location within the large site. The owners accepted lose to six of the 16 recommendations.

    A brief summary of wind effects, fireplace and the windows was written by Leblanc in The Globe and Mail (26 February, 2016)

    The 16 students are: Aretusi Olivia, Bite Samantha, Budiwarman Rene, Chu Cheuk‐Hin, Conte Steven, Donnelly Ryan, Jalali Farzaneh, Jankowski Mark, Keenie Marie, Lam Karen, Machardy Samantha, Noudelman Grigory, Novik Vadim, Safavi Sohi Kiarash, Sibbett Nicholas, Zalewska Alexandra.

    Click Here to see a full document of student’s work.

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  • Bay Park Centre, Toronto

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    AZURE Talks: Chris Wilkinson

    Chris Wilkinson at AZURE Talks
    By AZURE Magazine, Toronto

    Tuesday | 22 March 2016

    6:30-8:30 PM | TRS1-067
    7th Floor, 55 Dundas St W
    Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

    Bridging Art + Science: The Architecture of WilkinsonEyre

    Stirling Prize-Winner Chris Wilkinson, founding principal of London’s WilkinsonEyre, joins AZURE Talks for a conversation titled “Bridging Art + Science: The Architecture of WilkinsonEyre”.

    Beginning with his paradigm-shifting Supersheds, Chris Wilkinson has been shaping urban environments with sculptural bridges and transportation infrastructures for more than three decades. He and his firm are now transforming cities around the world with mega projects completed or on the boards in Guangzhou, Sydney and Toronto.

    Presented by Scavolini, “Bridging Art + Science: The Architecture of WilkinsonEyre” qualifies for one ConEd structured learning hour. A certificate will be provided post-event by email.

    Please visit universe.com/chriswilkinson to reserve your tickets. Tickets are free to Ryerson students when you enter the promo code RYERSON at checkout. General admission tickets for non-students are $10, plus taxes and fees.

    For further information, please contact: hannah@azureonline.com

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  • Laka Competition Architektura 2015 – Fluid Architecture 1st place winner Calvin Fung. Research with Victor Huynh.

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    architecture that reacts.

    Laka Architektura invited designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts’. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it.

    to react is to live.

    The jury was formed by leaders in the fields of architecture and design:

    Maria Aiolova/Terreform ONE, Chris Bosse/LAVA, Giacomo Costa/Artist, Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY™, Guy Hoffman/Roboticist, Peter Kuczia/Architect, Dave Pigram/SUPERMANOEUVRE

    Three prize winners and 10 honourable mentions were selected from over 100 entries. Fluid Architecture by Calvin Fung was awarded first prize and was exhibited in Wroclaw and Gliwice, Poland along with a scale model.

    Project info:

    Fluid Architecture: architecture at the edge of chaos

    Calvin Fung. Research with Victor Huynh.

    In architecture, the ability to traverse scales is key. It is here, with such system as a model, we can reconceptualize architecture’s basic components—the potential to “rethink the brick.” Synthetically designed granulates, at an architectural scale, can produce a fluid architecture—a unique system that exhibits properties of a liquid through its reconfigurability, but is capable of self-stabilizing structurally, forming a solid-like state. Through a phenomenon called “jamming,” these metastable configurations are far from equilibrium and actually sit at “the edge of chaos.” It is this key concept that gives these systems great potential to evolve and adapt to natural and social pressures.

    The proposed construction system is accessible to many, unlike current nano/bio-technologies. 3D building blocks were digitally fabricated from sheet materials and utilized slot-fit connections requiring little tools to assemble. The idea of precise control, as we are traditionally accustomed to in design, must be reconsidered. The relationship between the local elements and the global system in this case is important as it suggests that the exact outcome cannot be totally planned. For an architecture to react, and to react to unpredictable circumstances, requires that architecture adopts uncertainty in its formulation and materialization. A fluid architecture challenges conventional architectural practices and the foundation of permanence on which architecture was built.

    Link to the competition: http://lakareacts.com/competition/winners/1st-prize/

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  • Winter Station 2016 – Lithoform

    Photos by Remi Carreiro

    The design for Lithoform came together through the process of examining the overall theme for the Winter Stations festival this year, which is “Freeze / Thaw”. We wanted to contribute something contextually relevant to our climate and location. With that in mind we developed a design influenced by the effects of frost wedging, where the continual freezing and thawing of water forms gradually deeper fissures in stone. As a result, the overall mass mimics this geological process, with wedge shaped chimneys, protruding above, that allow colourfully filtered light through to the interior, creating a warm ambience, while snow is collected within the fissures.. The lifeguard station is adorned by an amorphous form that allows for seating and respite from the harsh conditions outside.
     
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  • Winter Station 2016 – Flow

    Photos by Victor Huynh & Calvin Fung

    Approximately 400 design submissions were entered for Toronto’s Winter Stations design competition that looked to enhance th   e waterfront landscape during the winter months. The theme of freeze / thaw asked designers and artists to respond to the changing climatic condition and transitions of the Toronto winter. The designs were expected to be playful and provocative, creatively utilizing materials and site to inform concepts that echo the freeze / thaw narrative and will engage the public. Designed by graduate students Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh, their entry Flow was chosen as one of four international projects and built at the beaches for the months of February and March.

     Project Concept

     Snow structures are constructed and celebrated by Canadians every winter. Flow attempts to capture the transitional moment between freeze and thaw.

    It begins with the reinterpretation of a single ice crystal. The elementary particle is reinterpreted as a 3D star-shaped module digitally fabricated with slot-fit wood connections. Informed by aggregation processes exhibited by natural granular material such as snow, the system contains over 1000 modules and is capable of crystallizing into a meta-stable, solid state; yet the material is able to be easily reconfigured, like a liquid, due to the system’s loose bonds. While snow melts away eventually leaving little trace behind, Flow serves as a reminder of the snow structures that once speckled the landscape. The dynamic process of freezing and thawing, like water transforming from solid to liquid, is expressed in an equally charged wave-like form capturing the flow of energy.

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  • Winterlude 2016 – Frozen Seasons

    by Younes Bounnar

    by Matthew Tran

    Winterlude is a festival that is celebrated every year in Ottawa, allowing people to experience the unique northern climate and culture. Led by Victor Huynh, his team were able to design and build an installation that was displayed in Confederation Park early February. The designs were expected to incorporate the theme of Canadian flora / fauna and the creative use of lighting elements. Through the use of digital tools, the project was able to achieve a method of complexity within its overall design, which included 200 unique structural elements as well 130 unique triangular panels. The sculpture incorporated over 10,000 LED that outlined the structural frame, bringing the installation and park to life at night.

     Project Concept

    Canada is well known for its natural landscape and with each season brings new life and beauty. Frozen Seasons is designed to embrace the cold weather as well as showcase the seasonal changes that occur throughout year. An abstracted tree appears frozen within time as it sits within a crystal structure that resembles a glacier. As time progress, the tree emits seasonal colours bringing the sculpture to life.

    Team members: Victor Huynh, Tim Melnichuk, Shiloh Lazar, Agnes Yeun, Casey Li, Yuri Shin, Rebecca Choi, Ernest Wong

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    Winterlude 2016 – Frozen Seasons

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  • Professor Berardi awarded Dean’s SRC Award

    Professor Umberto Berardi has been named a 2016 recipient of the Deans’ Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award.

    Dr. Berardi’s research interests and contributions are related to the study of building systems which incorporate new materials for enhancing energy saving and obtaining more sustainable buildings. In the first years of his career, Dr. Berardi mainly worked on the acoustic and thermal properties of natural materials for their promotion and inclusion in sustainable buildings. Since joining Ryerson in 2014, he has been focusing on the development of building systems that integrate innovative materials with exceptional thermal performance such as phase change materials (PCM), vacuum insulating panels (VIP), and aerogels. Some recent researches about materials with high albedo for city cooling applications have recently gained significant attention and recognition in the academia community, and have been sponsored through several international grants.

    Professor Berardi awarded Dean’s SRC Award

    Professor Berardi awarded Dean’s SRC Award

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  • 60th National Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students

    AIAS Rachel-LARGE

    A big congratulations goes out to Rachel Law who was recently elected the 60th National Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students on January 1st, 2016.

    Not only will Rachel be representing Ryerson University in this organization, but this upcoming year she will be the acting voice for all architecture students in North America. Along with leading the strategic vision of the AIAS, she will be serving on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA) Board of Directors, as well as the National Associates Committee (NAC).

    She will also be involved in furthering the advocacy efforts in promoting a healthy studio culture, and ultimately strengthening the membership of the AIAS.

    This will be Rachel’s 6th year as an AIAS member. Her journey began in first year as a general member. She went on to becoming the president of the Ryerson Chapter, in which time she revolutionized our local chapter. She is currently working as the Northeast Quadrant Director and will soon be working full-time in the role of Vice President.

    After graduating with her B.ArchSci, Rachel will be heading over to Washington, DC where she will begin her duties as the first Canadian Vice President of the AIAS. In the mean time she will be transitioning into her role and doing lots of travel.

    We are all excited to see what Rachel will do as the Vice President, and wish her the best of luck in the coming year

    Picture from left to right
    Nick Serfass — AIAS Executive Director
    Charlie Klecha — 2015-2016 AIAS Past-President
    Danielle Jones — 2015-2016 AIAS Midwest Quadrant Director (Kent State University)
    Ashley Kopetzky — 2015-2016 AIAS West Quadrant Director (University of Oregon)
    Joel Pominville — 2015-2016 AIAS Vice President (Clemson University)
    Danielle Mitchell — 2015-2016 AIAS President (Pennsylvania State University)
    Sarah Wahlgren — 2015-2016 AIAS South Quadrant Director | 2016-2017 AIAS President (Auburn University)
    Rachel Law — 2015-2016 AIAS Northeast Quadrant Director | 2016-2017 AIAS Vice President (Ryerson University)
    Jennifer Elder — 2016-2017 AIAS South Quadrant Director (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
    Jeremy Gentile — 2016-2017 AIAS Midwest Quadrant Director (Illinois Institute of Technology)
    Elizabeth Seidel — 2016-2017 AIAS West Quadrant Director (Montana State University)
    Clayton Daher — 2016-2016 AIAS Northeast Quadrant Director (Roger Williams University)

     

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  • Sadness Without Tears

    Zaiyi Liao - Sadness Without Tears

    Dr. Zaiyi released a book by the “China Literature Press” – a Beijing based academic publishers of literature and art books – as part of their “Contemporary Poems Influence In China”.  His book of poems and sketches is titled “Sadness Without Tears”, and it is a collection of his works during his teachings and travels with China Studio.

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    Sadness Without Tears

    Book, Sadness Without Tears, Zaiyi

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  • Yew-Thong Leong: $4M Gym Transformation

    We took a 1970’s gym with a non-regulation basketball court, chock-full of asbestos, old socks and a high-school style hand-painted mural, and transformed it into a 21st century gym with a fully wired (wi-fi, electronics scoring, video streaming) FIBA court, 5 sets of change rooms including one for Transgender, a dance studio, a clinic/therapy room and a fitness center.

    We had specified a Toronto Raptor’s sprung floor, but used a damp-proofed floor instead due to the building science of the site (there’s an active creek below the building).  Along the way we had to remove a major column, that was holding up 5 floors over-top, to expand the playing surface.

    Project credits – all Ryerson grads: Julie Ourceau (Instructor at Ryerson), Chris Chown (now at Cornell grad school), Pritish Pathak (Ryerson grad program), Nathaniel Mendiola (Ryerson grad program), Gary Luk (U of T grad program), Arian Hussainzada, and Marcus Parisi.

    Yew-Thong Leong: $4M Gym Transformation

    Yew-Thong Leong: $4M Gym Transformation

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  • Pavia and Gelowitz receive 2015 Newman Medals

    Pavia and Gelowitz receive 2015 Newman Medals

    Medals, Newman, Student Award

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  • ASCA competition requirements

    The ACSA has 4 current student competitions occuring this semester, all due on April 22, May 11 or 25, 2016 variously.

    Competition requirements and information (including past winners) can be found at:
    http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions

    Each of these competitions require a Faculty Sponsor to register/submit. If you are working independently and still wish to participate, please contact Yew-thong Leong, who will regsiter/submit on your behalf.

    ASCA competition requirements

    ASCA competition requirements

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  • Fall 2016 Portfolio Evaluation Session

    Each year, in February and March, we schedule Evaluation Sessions at which applicants submit portfolios of thier creative work. The Department of Architectural Science’s Selection Committee reviews and evaluates each applicant’s non-academic work for the program. The portfolios are evaluated to select the best candidates for entry into our four year undergraduate program, leading up to a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree.

    Applicants residing within a 400 kilometer radius of Ryerson University (downtown Toronto) must attend one of our Evaluation Sessions held in the Architecture Building at Ryerson University.

    This website has instructions on how to register http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/registration/. FAQs are available at http://www.ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission/programs/arch.html

    Applicant residing more than 400 kilometers from Ryerson University must refer to our Long Distance Applicant Procedure, or they have the option to attend an on-campus evaluation session if they prefer.

    Fall 2016 Portfolio Evaluation Session

    Fall 2016 Portfolio Evaluation Session

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  • 4 teams from DAS declared finalists at Sukkhaville 2015

    Sukkahville is an international design-build competition held in Nathan Phillips Square that asks participants to re imagine the traditional notion of a sukkah. Guiding Light sought to provide the visitor with a narrative of the events outlined in Sukkot: the bondage of Israelites in Egypt, the 40 year journey across the desert, and the arrival to Israel. These events were characterized using the ideas of proxemics, procession and light in which the individual would understand experientially. The sukkah is constructed from wood framing, CNC’d OSB sheathing and hundreds of 2X2 components.

    With the DAS and RSID workshops under the construction, all projects were supported by the DFZ for fabrication and construction.

    1st Place: Lulav Forest by Adryanne Quenneville and Tasneem Rahman. Poster
    2nd Place: Shelter of Four by Deena Jamokha & Kaya Kim. Poster
    3rd Place: Frame by Daniel Rosati. Poster
    4th Place: Guiding Light by Erik Aquino, Farah Elmajdoub, Mariam Elzein, Arnel Espanol, Liam Hall and Liam Van Steekelenburg. Poster

    The sukkahs were built on September 24 on Nathan Phillips Square. After the competition, the sukkah was sold, delivered and reconstructed at the buyer’s home.

    Click here for the official announcement.

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    4 teams from DAS declared finalists at Sukkhaville 2015

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  • Poster for the Ripple Display

    Image provided by Lily Joen

    Visit Ripple at Nuit Blanche this Saturday

    Ripple is a poetic yet playful embodiment of the notion that we can achieve more together than alone, that every action creates a ripple effect. It is a giant collective instrument from which melodies emerge through collaboration. The installation encourages movement of the whole body and stimulates ownership of the space by you, the user. Whether choreographed or chaotic, together users create a composition of sounds, lights and movement. We are devoted to providing an installation that embodies what we feel is at the heart of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – an immersive, dynamic, user-created experience.

    The artists are recent graduates and current students from the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, as well as being affiliated with Ryerson’s Design Fabrication Zone. Their collective talents are dedicated to the creation of whimsical, interactive contemporary design.

    When: Sat October 3 @7 pm to Sun oct 4 @7 am
    Where: 207 Queen’s Quay West
    Designers: Lily Jeon, Tim Fu, Haya Alnibari, Lisa Boulatova, Diana Koncan, Amina Lalor, Kate Korotayeva, Nathaniel Mendiola + ryerson arch volunteers!

    The site will be a nuit blanche rest station and hub, with 5 other projects in the immediate area.

    Scotibank Nuit Blanche Website:
    http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1635

    Tumblr:
    http://ripplemakesmusic.tumblr.com/

    Facebeook:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/928945867197330/

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    Visit Ripple at Nuit Blanche this Saturday

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  • Co-op Presentations from the Returning Cohort

    Students from our department who have been working at various firms as part of their co-op terms will be presenting thier work on September 29 and 30. The presentations from this returning cohort are open to all and will highlight their work and experiences in the field.

    Please attend to learn more about the Co-op option for the undergraduate program or if you are generally curious about what work experience has done to enhance their education.

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    Co-op Presentations from the Returning Cohort

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  • Students on site with the finished installation

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    DAS students develop installation at design-build workshop

    During the Fall 2015 semester, students from the Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science are preparing proposals for a new Visitor Education and Interpretive Centre for Crawford Lake Conservation Area as outlined in Conservation Halton’s Master Plan for the site. As part of this fourth year Architecture Option Studio led by Professor Marco L. Polo and Instructor Mark Cichy, the students took part in a design-build workshop at Crawford Lake over the weekend of September 26-27, 2015. The workshop, which was facilitated by K. Jake Chakasim, M.Arch., and Wood Shop Technologist Francis Thorpe, both of the Laurentian University School of Architecture in Sudbury, Ontario, was inspired by the important archaeological significance of the site represented by the reconstructed Iroquoian village. Drawing on the Aboriginal tradition of learning by doing, students worked collaboratively to develop a sculptural installation that responds to the specificity of site conditions and the pliable properties of the wood. As the purpose of the exercise was to develop an improvisational approach to working with site and material in the generation of form, this exercise was carried out without pre-planning a preconceived outcome. This direct, hands-on relationship to the site and the materials of construction will continue to inform the students’ work as they develop their proposals for Crawford Lake.

    See the Halton Parks facebook page for more information.

    DAS students develop installation at design-build workshopStudents on site with the finished installation

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  • Jenn McArthur receives 2015 Core Club Luminary Award

    Professor Jenn McArthur has been awarded the Core Club Lumniary Award for her presentation on the research she did with Arup at the the North America Summit held in Washington, D.C in 2015.

    The Luminary Award recognizes the attainment of ‘eminence’ and ‘inspiration’ amongst CoreNet Global speakers and moderators. It is a symbol of excellence, presented to those achieving performance ratings in the top 10% of all moderators and speakers at each Summit. The Luminary Awards will be presented at the next regional Summit.

    Please click here for the official announcemnt.

    Jenn McArthur receives 2015 Core Club Luminary Award

    Jenn McArthur receives 2015 Core Club Luminary Award

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  • Provided by DFZ

    DFZ Open House

    You are invited to the Design Fabrication Zone’s upcoming Open House on September 30th from 3-6pm. There will be a selection of DFZ projects on display at this event to showcase the exciting design/fabrication initiatives underway at our zone.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Please RSVP at dfz-openhouse.eventbrite.ca

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  • John Sewell

    John Sewell will be giving a lunchtime (brown bag) lecture on September 30th from 1-2pm in The Pit (ARC 202) related to the planning of the St. Lawrence Market and other key planning decisions of the age.

    Faculty and Students are welcome to attend this free event.

    About the event:

    By the mid 1960s, Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada’s largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labeled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high‐rise apartments and skyscraping downtown office towers were transforming the city. City officials were cheerleaders for unrestricted growth.

    All this “progress” had a price. Heritage buildings and whole neighbourhoods were disappearing.

    Many idealistic, young Torontonians didn’t like what they saw. Before he became the mayor of Toronto, John Sewell was one of them.

    How We Changed Toronto is the inside story of these activist idealists who set out to change the world — and did, right in their own backyard. The twelve‐year transformation of Toronto chronicled in this book brought together a fascinating cast of characters: cigar‐chomping developers, Jane Jacobs and David Crombie, a host of ordinary citizens, and some of the world’s most innovative architects and planners.

    About the lecturer:

    A lifelong Torontonian, JOHN SEWELL grew up in the Beach neighbourhood and graduated from the University of Toronto Law School. After his career in city politics during which he was the Mayor of Toronto, he chaired an Ontario Royal Commission on land use policies, taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, worked as a columnist for The Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine, and wrote books on city planning and police. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

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  • Rendering of the FRAME sukkhot at Nathan Phillips Square

    Image provided by Daniel Rosati

    Competition Winners from the Fourth Year Architecture Option Studio

    Five teams that originated in the Fourth Year Architecture Option Studio have won Architectural Design Competitions in the Winter 2015 Semester, under the guidance of Kendra Schank Smith. Following is a list of the  Competition Winners by project:

    1. FRAME

    Frame was one of eight chosen projects to be constructed on Nathan Phillips Square as part of the Sukkahville 2015 Competition.

    Sukkahville is an international design competition that challenges entrants to re-imagine the Sukkah. A Sukkah is a temporary structure built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot to commemorate the 40 years that Jews spent wandering the desert. While building a Sukkah is a particular Jewish ritual observance, it represents many conceptual themes surrounding the essential nature of dwelling that is universal. Proposing an innovative Sukkah design that balances the dichotomies of new/old, open/closed, temporary/permanent is the challenge inherent in this competition.
    FRAME is a temporary structure conceived to commemorate the annual festival of Sukkot, as a remembrance of a forty year period of wandering throughout the desert, whereby the children of Israel sought refuge from the elements within makeshift shelters. Accordingly, FRAME presents a reinterpretation of the traditional Sukkah, emphasizing the fragile, temporal and ambiguous nature of dwelling within the landscape. FRAME implements a contemporary material palette suited to the urban context and current construction techniques, while respecting the traditions of Sukkah building. Composed of an aluminum structure, acrylic panels and a muslin skin, the shelter asserts a light, translucent and airy quality, which blurs the distinction between enclosure and exposure. Its components and organization make abstract reference to traditional and religious practices engaged during the festive period. The shelter both literally and metaphorically frames the historic and traditional festival of Sukkot within a contemporary context.
    For additional details, please click here.

    2. PODHOUSE

    Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2105

    Triumph Mention

     

    3. Interstitial

    Theatre Architecture Competition 2015

    Selected for the competition exhibition in Berlin

     

    4. INSPIRUA

    MYLR  was a Finalist in the OPO COWORK Competition

    Oporto is now one the thousands cities in the world victim of gentrification, with people escaping from the core and center of the city to live in the surroundings, leaving the historic spaces to tourists, night parties and recreations. Due to these two factors we see a city that has great characteristics almost abandoned by their habitants and where the economic crysis accentuates the amount of abandoned and deserted areas. For further details about the competition, visit http://www.awacompetitions.com/Competition_Summary.aspx

    MYLR’s project description:

    The process of revitalizing a city involves innovation and collaboration between all of its diverse sectors. In the search for a solution, we posed the
    question: where do ideas come from? We believe new ideas are generated through happy coincidence, serendipitous meetings between different areas
    of interest. They come to us in various ways, sometimes sparked by a change of scenery or during an unexpected conversation. Therefore, to create the
    right conditions for innovation means to create the right environment for chance encounters between different fields.
    We propose a co-working building where these “eureka” moments can frequently occur. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant and lively streets of
    Portugal, the architecture of the building encourages points of convergence between different types of co-workers. Just as people bump into each other
    on the street, co-workers collide as they circulate the network of exterior “streets” winding through the workspaces. Offices spill out into the pathways,
    similar to the typical vernacular of Portuguese restaurants and cafes. Co-workers have a choice of working indoors, outdoors, or in between.
    Sporadically punctuating the co-working offices are public gathering spaces. These green stairs and miradouros promote a sense of community both
    within Oporto and the building itself. Public facilities allow local gym members to mingle with visiting working professionals and corner cafes prompt
    spontaneous chats to further the collusion of contrasting ideas. The streets of the building lead upward to a bold structure overlooking the cliff. This
    section of the building is designated to be a flexible space for events, exhibitions, and future development. The raw structure alludes to the Louis I bridge
    behind symbolizing a link between Oporto’s past and future.
    Suk Jun Kim
    (Marie Carbo, Yupin Li, Lily Jeon, Suk-Jun (Ray) Kim)

    Click here to see the project poster.

    5. Himalayan Mountain Hut International Competition

    Honorable Mention

    Kenan Elsasser  (kenan.elsasser@ryerson.ca)

    Samual Vandersluis  (samuel.vandersluis@ryerson.ca)

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    Competition Winners from the Fourth Year Architecture Option Studio

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  • Photo of Nesarine Seraji

    Nasrine Seraji

    24/09/2015

    Nasrine Seraji
    Atelier Seraji Architectes et Associés (ASAA)
    Paris


    Thursday | 24 September, 2015


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

    In partnership with the
    Consulate General of France in Toronto

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    After studying at the Architectural Association and practising in London, Seraji moved to Paris in 1989 to establish her studio where architecture is treated as both a cultural debate and a practice. Since then, she has pursued a path constantly enriched by her simultaneous engagement in architectural practice, teaching, and research. She has lectured and exhibited her work widely in Europe and North America, as well as China and South East Asia.

    Between 1993 and 2001, Seraji taught at Columbia University in New York, at the Architectural Association in London as Diploma Unit Master, and Princeton University as Visiting Professor. Seraji was Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Cornell University from 2001 to 2005. In 2006, she became Dean of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (formerly the École des Beaux-Arts). That same year, she returned to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna where she held the position of Professor of Ecology, Sustainability and Conservation, as well as Head of the Institute for Art and Architecture through to 2012. She was appointed centennial visiting professor of design at Hong Kong University in January 2014.

    Architect of the award-winning Temporary American Centre in Paris, Seraji has completed several notable buildings and projects, including apartment buildings in Vienna, student housing in Paris and an extension to the School of Architecture in Lille, the latter were both nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Prize. She continues to participate in competitions of varying types and complexities, ranging from urban design master plans and institutional buildings to small houses and installations.

    Current projects in progress include a building complex in Paris for the Paris Transportation Authority comprised of 212 housing units and a bus depot; competitions for student housing and affordable housing as well as large-scale urban plans in the French cities of le Rheu, and Pau.

    A recent housing project brought the prestigious prize of Mention de l’Équerre d’Argent to her practice this year.
    Seraji first received the medal for Chevalier des Arts et des Letters from the Minister of Culture in France in 2006 for her role as an architect contributing to excellence in art and humanities. In 2008, she was awarded the medal of Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite by Presidential decree. In the same year she was also awarded the Medaille d’Argent by the French Academy of Architecture for her contribution to academic endeavours in architecture. Most recently, in July 2011, she received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, one of the highest degrees of honour in France.

    In partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

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    Nasrine Seraji

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  • Poster for Catalogue of Typologies

    Poster for Catalogue of Typologies by Paul Florke, Sonja Weiss, Lara Stein, Malte Wagner

    Catalogue of Typologies, Publication by Paul Floerke

    Paul Florke and his research team have recently completed book developed in the frame of Floerke’s scholarly research about roof top extensions. The book was recently published in German and English by bauforumstahl and introduced at the opening of the Leipzig fair titled “Building in existing contexts“. The uniqueness of this publication is the interdisciplinary combination of architectural and engineering documents for precedents studies.

    An extension to a building refers to a structure that is constructed upon the top floor-space – generally the roof – of an existing building, adding one or more stories. The potential of the existing structure, building code requirements, as well as the clients ideas and objectives are integrated into the overall building concept.

    An extension acts as a ‚symbiont’ to the existing building. The existing building is re-evaluated and its presence in the urban context is enhanced. Extensions offer a viable solution for the re-densification of the urban context.

    A PDF of the publication is available at: http://www.bauforumstahl.de/upload/publications/150301_Typologienkatalog_Onlineausgabe_k.pdf

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    Catalogue of Typologies, Publication by Paul Floerke

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  • Globe and Mail interviews curators of “Architecture and National Identity”

    Professors Colin Ripley and Marco Polo recently co-curated Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On. The exhibition was originally produced by the Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) and is now on tour, showcasing centennial architecture projects at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre from July 1 – 31, 2015.

    The Globe and Mail recently interviewed Marco Polo in an article titled When our country was built: An exhibit at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre will showcase centennial architecture projects

    “It’s curious to take stock now of how (with a few exceptions) these buildings remain working within their original intention: The majority withstood the tests of time; it seems as though, culturally speaking, we can reap what we sow. But the idea that architecture was seen “as an essential building block” in creating our national identity and public policy that supported our arts and ambitions is something that, at least according to Polo, ‘we’ve lost to some extent.”

    Polo and Ripley will be delivering a lecture at the National Arts Centre on July 1, 2015. Event details at: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/12205

    Click here to read the full Globe and Mail article.

    Globe and Mail interviews curators of “Architecture and National Identity”

    Globe and Mail interviews curators of “Architecture and National Identity”

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  • CALL: Passive Building Show

    Call for proposals for Passive Building Show
    August-September 2015

    Coolearth Architecture is calling for proposals for their storefront Gallery space that explore passive buildings. Selected entries will be displayed in August and September at 386 Pacific Avenue, in Toronto’s Junction.

    They will accept proposals of projects, drawings, events, sculptures, objects, or investigations which explore how passive strategies in buildings can be celebrated and made manifest for building users.

    For more information, go to:
    http://www.coolearth.ca/2015/06/19/call-for-proposals-for-passive-building-show-august-september-2015/

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    CALL: Passive Building Show

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  • DAS Team receives honourable mention in the AWR Award

    DAS’ “Vivarium” received an honorable mention among 250 entries for the AWR NYC Sky Condo Competition. The team consisted of Leila M. Farah, Michael Good (DAS Alumni), Mark Gorgolewski and John Han.

    AWR continuously introduces new competitions in architecture, interior design, industrial design and urban planning regarding various issues, themes, topics and settings that help designers expand their experience and give visibility to their portfolio. The award for the NYC Sky Condo was adjudicated by Antonello Stella of Ferrara University, Alper Derinbogaz of Salon Architects, and Marco Mulazzani of Casabella.

    For more information and to view the team’s submission, please visit the AWR Competition website.

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    DAS Team receives honourable mention in the AWR Award

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    DAS and RSID Collaborative Installation opens at the Bata Shoe Museum

    Students from Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science and School of Interior Design recently collaborated on a window installation built for the 20th anniversary of the Bata Shoe Museum.

    Click here to read the Ryerson Today Article.

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    Carrot City opens in Bologna, Italy

    Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture opened on May 13, 2015 at the Urban Center in Bologna, Italy.

    Carrot City has toured to over 20 cities, with new exhibit boards frequently added for each exhibit. This is the first showing of Carrot City in Italy, and it consists of 34 bilingual panels (in both Italian & English), including 3 new panels about designing for Urban Agriculture in Bologna. The project is accompanied by a publication, Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture, available for purchase online and in many bookstores.

    The Carrot City Research Group is a core team of professionals specializing in Design for Urban Agriculture and related issues. This team has been reponsible for the curation and editing of Carrot City content in the many places and forms that it has been presented.

    For more about the urban centre please visit http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/42-urbancenter/1072-bologna-citta-degli-orti-dal-13-maggio-due-mostre-all-urban-center

    For more information about Carrot City, please click http://www.ryerson.ca/carrotcity/

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  • DAS Students featured in Globe and Mail article “Student design for an energy-sipping home wins big”

    DAS’s student team for the O-Zone Residence entry of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 “Race to Zero” competition is featured in today’s Globe and Mail available online at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/student-design-for-an-energy-sipping-home-wins-big/article24659898/

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    DAS Students featured in Globe and Mail article “Student design for an energy-sipping home wins big”

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  • Professor Marco L. Polo appointed to RAIC Awards Committee

    DAS Professor Marco L. Polo, FRAIC, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Awards Committee. Comprised of members of the RAIC’s College of Fellows, the Awards Committee is responsible for directing ongoing activities of the Institute’s Awards Program and for overseeing the development of terms of reference for all RAIC Awards, including eligibility criteria, nomination/application processes, jury composition, and selection processes, as well as details for public celebration and promotion of the program and the winning recipients. The RAIC Awards Program includes the Governor General’s Medals for Architecture, the RAIC Gold Medal, the RAIC Student Medal and many others. For a complete list of RAIC Awards, visit https://www.raic.org and click on the Recognizing Excellence tab.

    Professor Marco L. Polo appointed to RAIC Awards Committee

    Professor Marco L. Polo appointed to RAIC Awards Committee

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  • Presentation: Designing stadia for the Pan Am & Parapan Am Games

    31/03/2015

    Cannon Design (Architects), Arup and Morrison & Hershfield (Engineers) have completed the designs of three venues for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games 2015. The firms will present the architectural and structural engineering designs for two new stadia, one at Hamilton and one at York University, and a velodrome at Milton in the PIT this evening.

    Date: 31 March, 2015
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: Department of Architectural Science, the PIT

    Presentation: Designing stadia for the Pan Am & Parapan Am Games

    Presentation: Designing stadia for the Pan Am & Parapan Am Games

    31/03/2015

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  • DFZ Tech Talk At The Zone Learning Centre

    23/03/2015

    Think 2 Thing Co-Founder David Didur: How Will Advanced Scanning And 3d Printing Technology Change Our Relationship To Material Artifacts

    Ryerson’s Zone Learning Centre and Design Fabrication Zone will be hosting Think 2 Thing Co-Founder David Didur as he discusses the work of the lab and how advanced scanning and 3D printing technology is changing our relationship to material artifacts.

    David Didur and Ed Burtynski have adopted an advanced technology workflow to engage fundamental theoretical questions concerning the cultural and physical character of historic and extant artifacts. Having harnessed advanced digital scanning and 3D printing machinery, Didur and Burtynski create highly detailed, full color replicas of physical artifacts. Their work calls into question the nature of the “original” and speaks to the growing power of “simulation”.

    Pizza lunch to be provided.

    Location: Zone Learning Centre (ARC100)
    Date/ Time: Monday Mar 23 – 12:00-1:00p

    DFZ Tech Talk At The Zone Learning Centre

    DFZ Tech Talk At The Zone Learning Centre

    23/03/2015

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  • Award winners holding a cheque

    DAS students win 1st and 2nd position at the Real Estate Case Competition

    On Saturday Feb 28, 2015, eight students from 3rd and 4th Year Architectural Science participated in the inaugural Real Estate Case Competition held at the Rogers School of Management:
    Tiffany Cheung
    Gary Luk
    Jeff Min Jang
    Johnathan Chan
    Stephanie Tung
    Pritish Pathak
    Michael Mazurkiewicz
    Ruslan Ivanytskyy

    The competition was organized by Real Estate Ryerson, the official course union for the newly developed Real Estate Management major offered at the Ted Rogers School of Management; one of only three undergraduate real estate programs in Canada. This union embodies all sectors of the industry, including but not limited to residential and commercial sales, property development, property management, appraisal, urban and environmental planning, investment analysis and financing.

    Each student was part of a Team-of-four, comprising one student from Finance, Real Estate, Planning and Architectural Science programs.
    Professors Vincent Hui and Yew-Thong Leong were on the judging committee and were very impressed with the incorporation of finance and development economics in all the teams’ proposals. They found this to be a refreshing perspective on the design process and a true reflection of real life projects in the industry.

    The winner entries were as follows:
    1st Place – Jeff Min Jang’s Team ($2,000 prize)
    2nd Place – Gary Luk’s Team ($1,000 prize)

    Congratulations to all participants and winners!

    For more information, please click here.

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    DAS students win 1st and 2nd position at the Real Estate Case Competition

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  • Alumni Presentations at DAS

    Ryerson DAS Students indulged in cookies, brownies and juice boxes as they networked with some of the program’s most successful and recent grads. Elmira Yousefi, Melissa Mazik and Alex Le Lay told students about their experience at Ryerson Architecture speaking about their impression of architectural education when in school and how it benefited their work experience. Let’s just say our students walked away motivated, inspired and ready to impress.

    Twitter Quotes:

    “I always felt like I was being tested but looking back now their presence helps you tackle design issues.” – Alex Le Lay

    “When I first started I was scared. My prof told me it’s not about what you design, it’s about your idea.” – Melissa Mazik

    “We need to find a way through design to solve problems. We should be doing seminars in undergrad” – Elmira Yousefi

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    Alumni Presentations at DAS

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  • 325 Magazine Launch

    325 Magazine is a publication curated by students showcasing the excellent and innovative ideas stemming from Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science.

    Come out to celebrate with us as we launch our next issue!

    February 10, 2015
    18:30 – 20:30

    Upper Atrium, Department of Architectural Science
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    M5B 2K3

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    325 Magazine Launch

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  • Winter Stations Design Competition PechaKucha Event

    Join the free PechaKucha event featuring the winning designers from the inaugural Winter Stations Design Competition, and some special guests.
    Friday February 13, 6:30 – 8:30pm
    Design Exchange Trading Room Floor
    Hosted by: Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and Ted Merrick

    Click here to download the web announcement.

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    Winter Stations Design Competition PechaKucha Event

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  • AIAS Popularize Event Pictures

    While the rest of our unversity was busy starting their semester, Ryerson DAS students were getting prepared to engage in conversations with some of today’s leading professionls from the Architecture Industry. Students viewed short presentations by international designers, architects and educators hosted at Ryerson University’s Architectural Science Building. Our Architecture and Engineering students were able to learn first-hand about the presenter’s work, their practice and their journey to success. Students then participated in a round-robin with professionals, where they networked and conversed with the architects and designers one-on-one. They learned about their humble beginnings and the designers’ principles that brought them success.

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    AIAS Popularize Event Pictures

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  • Image of a digital fabrication project from [R]ed[U]x Lab

    Image provided by [R]ed[U]x Lab

    [R]ed[U]x Lab’s Digital Tools Prototypes part of Toronto Offsite Design Festival

    Check out [R]ed[U]x Lab’s Digital Tools Prototypes on display at the Deparmtent of Architectural Science , 325 Church Street from Mon, Jan 13, 2014 – Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    The built environment has shifted from a static backdrop for human activity to a dynamic and reactive component in daily life. Emerging paradigms of design foster a responsive dialectic between architecture and its occupants. A long-standing tradition within the Department of Architectural Science’s Digital Tools course, at Ryerson University, calls upon students to employ their digital fabrication, physical computing, and creative skills in the prototyping of interactive installations and responsive environments. These modest proposals are responses to the growing integration of subtle technologies in architectural design. Many of these projects form developmental basis for more robust initiatives at a greater scale and scope both in Toronto and internationally.

    See the Toronto Offsite Design Festival Website for details.

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  • Submit-a-Post critic

    By : Leo Roytman

    Email : lroytman@ryerson.ca

    Telephone : 6474072746

    Contact Info : What can it be?

    Event Start : 2015-01-17

    Event End :

    Post Image : http://i.imgur.com/tcCCAQm.jpg

    Description :

    The form looks nice.

    Some thoughts:

    1. Introductory text is long and “scary”. Do we really need to explain what we expect as postings? I wouldn’t expect too many posts…
    2. I think, it would be better to shorten submission rules and to place each of them next to the related field.
    3. Why there is no left margin on the page? Looks a bit weird…
    4. I am afraid, people will get lost with 3 date related fields
    5. It is better to give a link imgur as a link, not as text.
    6. A video tutorial on how to insert a link from imgur would be nice. I think there are many on Youtube.
    7. Why only one image per post?
    8. Is it safe to leave this page without a captcha?

    Best,

    Leo

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  • End of Year Reviews

    AIAS Roundtable

    AIAS Ryerson hosted a Professor Round Table featuring Professors Vincent Hui, Cheryl Atkinson and Ian MacBurnie who discussed whether architectural education standards prepare students for realistic projects. The professors contemplated the ways in which architectural education has evolved to shape Toronto’s future designers. They expressed their outlook on the current system and the opportunities for significant change.


    From the Twitter feed (@aiasryerson) #roundtable:

    • “Take ownership of your education. It’s a product we deliver but you also have to take a position.” – Prof. Ian Macburnie
    • Radically different proposition: Having professors apply every year….to push the envelope. – Guest Professor
    • “Architectural education should be encouraging independence and entrepreneurship.” – Macburnie #takecharge #roundtable
    • “Learning doesn’t best happen in the classroom…” Macburnie encourages students to reach out via social settings to educate themselves.
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    AIAS Roundtable

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  • DAS at Stephen Fry Hackathon

    Two teams from the Department of Architectural Science collaborated with Ryerson University Transmedia Zone students, Penguin Books Canada, and the Toronto Public Library on proposals for the evolving nature of libraries. During the one day YourFry hackathon the teams were “focused on the connection between books, technology, and the future of our libraries as public institutions and purveyors of storytelling.” Johnathan Chan, Tiffany Cheung, Jeff Min Jang, Gary Luk, and Kevin Pu represented the Department well in showcasing their rapid design and visualization skills ranging from sketching to 3D models and augmented reality.

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    DAS at Stephen Fry Hackathon

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  • Competition panels from the competition entry

    DAS Students win ArchTriumph Competition

    A student team consisting of Kate Gonashvili, Ki Woon Oh and Lydon Whittle recently won first prize in the ArchTriumph Competition for their proposed design of the Mexico City Design Museum.

    Project detail requirements were as follows:
    Site: Avenida Paseo de la Reforma 423, Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, 06500
    Title of Project: Void
    Site Use – Site Area (m²): 10608.210
    Building Area (m²): 7129.128
    Gross Floor Area (m²): 22262.9544 + 36521.2104
    Building Coverage Ratio (%): 67
    Gross Floor Ratio (%): 344
    Building Scale:
    Stories above Ground: 0
    Stories below Ground: 6
    Structure: concrete
    Maximum Height (m²): 0
    Landscape Area: 10262.882
    Parking Lot: 2 storey, 36521.2104
    Exterior Finish: Stone and Concrete

    The team responded to these requirements and arrived at their concept: Void takes a large urban site in the heart of Mexico City and returns it back to the public, transformed into social gathering space, untouched by a built form on grade. However, what is at first visible to the eye is only a shell of a greater social function hidden deep underneath the ground surface. The museum is sunken four levels underground, eliminating any protrusion on the ground. The visitor starts their journey from grade, moving slowly down into the underground courtyard; void space which acts both as a formal entrance to the museum, and a space of reflection. A linear vertical path of circulation elevates visitors through the gallery spaces, bringing them closer to the grade, only to lead them back down into the great gallery space. While the journey onto the levels is outlined with predefined start and finish points, the ultimate experience of the visitor is defined by the path that each person takes within any given level. At the end of the journey the visitor is released back into the void where they can take time to absorb the material and reflect on their experience.

    The void acts as a portal which the public looks into for a micro reflection of the macro setting. The space reveals and reflects the cultural, social, political, temperature of the greater fabric and furthermore demonstrates to the public how the internal assets of the museum influences this sample of the city. The public realm has a front row seat to witnessing the beginning and end and this state of reflection which occurs after emerging.

    Results and additional information can be seen on the archTriumph Website

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    DAS Students win ArchTriumph Competition

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    Echoing Nature

    19/11/2014

    Biomimicry is a method of sustainable design whereby solutions are based on emulating nature’s models, systems, and elements. This is a relatively new area of study and many things still have to be learnt from the natural world. Our 4 knowledgeable speakers will help introduce the topic, share the developments and challenges, provide biomimicry inspired products and built examples, and discuss what lies beyond biomimicry today.

    Title: Echoing Nature – Biomimicry Applications in the Built Environment
    Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
    Time: 6:00-9:00pm (6:00-6:30 doors open; 6:30-8:30 presentations; 8:30-9:00 networking)
    Location: Ryerson University, Architectural Science, The Pit (ARC 202). 325 Church St, Toronto, Ontario
    Open to the public (please register here)

    Speaker 1 – 6:30-7:00 pm
    Carl Hastrich, MDes

    Bouncing Ideas Founder, Senior Associate at Bridgeable

    Carl is an Industrial Designer who sees biomimicry as a stepping stone towards evolving the way we approach design and nurture sustainable, innovative thinking. He has taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design University exploring biomimicry and how it may evolve traditional design processes.

    Focus will be to introduce the topic
    o Introducing Biomimicry: Why we need new mentors for creative thinking.
    o Core challenges of Biomimicry: The trap of “looking” like nature
    o Example research cases study: Urban Ecology or Building Systems
    o Key insights for building Biomimicry process

    Speaker 2 – 7:00-7:30 pm
    Nadine Gudz, PhD, LEED AP

    Director, Sustainability Strategy, Interface

    Biomimicry has been central to Interface’s sustainability journey. Biomimicry drives innovation in operations and product design among other areas of the business. Nadine is very engaged in exploring the impacts of biophilic design in the built environment.
    She also teaches introductory biomimicry and biophilic continuing education courses to architects and designers.

    Focus will be to showcase real examples of biomimicry’s inspired building materials
    o How biomimicry inspired designs at Interface
    o Why they are different from conventional materials?
    o What challenges did Interface encounter during product development (why aren’t more biomimicry inspired materials on the market)?

    Speaker 3 – 7:30-8:00 pm
    Gordon Stratford OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP

    Senior VP and Director of Design, HOK

    HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 have been collaborating together for several years in applying biomimicry principles into its design.Gordon is responsible for the creative vision of HOK’s multi-disciplinary, sustainability-driven Canadian design team. He is a frequent presenter and guest panelist at design and industry conferences and events and is also the Chair of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel.

    Focus will be to showcase real examples of biomimicry’s inspired building designs and/or the environment
    o Genius Biome Report
    o Examples such as the commercial building in Sao Paulo, “generous cities” and/or the William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center

    Speaker 4 – 8:00-8:30 pm
    Marc Swackhamer, M.Arch

    Associate Professor and Head of School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

    Marc teaches bioinspired design – in 2013 a student team from a graduate studio was a finalist in the “Biomimicry Student Design Challenge,” sponsored by the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. He is also currently co-authoring a book with Professor Blaine Brownell entitled Hypernatural.

    Focus will be Hypernatural design: beyond biomimicry – beyond just emulating nature, how can we work with nature through direct engagement to create new designs?
    o Brief introduction on what Hypernatural design is, why is it important from a sustainability and ecological point of view
    o Examples of projects that don’t merely mimic biology, but that “partner” with biology, to relinquish design authorship and fabrication processes over to natural forces

    Supported by:
    Ryerson University
    The Department of Architectural Science

    Click to view the Biomimicry Poster Nov19 2014

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    Echoing Nature

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  • David Campbell represents DAS in the Archiprix Madrid 2015 Competition

    Congratulations to our M.Arch. student, David Campbell on his submission ‘The Interstice: The Terminal and the 21st Century Pandemic‘.

    Archiprix International sent invitation letters to all 1,628 schools worldwide. Currently David’s project is 1 of over 300 projects submitted and we congratulate him on representing DAS. All projects will be presented in an exhibition, on the website, and in a book. All the designers of the selected projects will be invited to join the workshops which will be held in May 2015 in Madrid.

    About ‘The Interstice’

    We build to create desirable places. Healthy places. Architecture insulates the healthy, desirable environment of the inside from the unhealthy world of the outside. Disease has therefore served as the historical rationale to exclude, situating the unhealthy person outside and the healthy person inside.

    Supplanting the local epidemic of the past, the 21st century global pandemic renders all universally vulnerable. Responding to this contemporary threat, this project explores the scenario where an infectious disease carrier arrives by plane to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., and a possible architectural response. The subsequent project proposes an “Interstice”, an in-transit, infectious disease treatment and containment facility to be located within the airport’s grounds. Purposely built for the accommodation of contagious passengers, the Interstice stands between the passage of people from the outside (the realm of the unhealthy) to the inside (a place of relative health).

    For more information: http://archiprix.org/2015/index.php?project=3706

     

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    David Campbell represents DAS in the Archiprix Madrid 2015 Competition

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  • Gemini House wins CAHP award for Heritage Education

    Gemini House was recently awarded a CAHP award for Heritage Education, Awareness and Scholarship, in the Special Projects category.

    GEMINI House is a collaboration in low-energy retrofit research between the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, led by Professors Kim Pressnail and Russell Richman. The project explores new approaches to low-energy housing, with the added complexity of being executed within an 1880s Second Empire-style masonry home. ERA is the architect-of-record and has provided both heritage consulting and design for the project. The GEMINI NTED™ approach achieves a high-performance envelope which thermally isolates a building into two zones: “core” and “periphery.” The core space comprises rooms expected to be in daily use (kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom), and will therefore be heated on a daily basis in cooler months. The periphery spaces (formal dining room, guest bedroom, basement) are kept at a minimal level of heat, but can be warmed on demand. The challenge in this project was to conserve the heritage fabric of this historic property, to provide a livable contemporary interior for the resident, and to interpret on the interior some of the engineering at play. In addition to the above design challenges, more conventional conservation work has included restoration of exterior historic polychrome brickwork, the refurbishment of original windows on the primary elevation, and the restoration of a highly ornamental period plaster ceiling in the dining room.

    See website for Details: http://www.cahp-acecp.ca/default.asp

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    Gemini House wins CAHP award for Heritage Education

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  • SOLAR ENERGY IN THE URBAN CONTEXT

    The Solar Energy in Urban Planning Symposium will be held on Monday September 29, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Department of Architectural Science.

    ATTENDANCE BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Please see details on our website.

    Click here to view the PDF Solar Energy In The Urban Context Symposium

    REGISTRATION
    This symposium is eligible for 6 ConEd Structured Learning hours.
    Registration is required due to a limited number of spaces. The fee ($20 + HST) partially covers the cost of coffee breaks and a light lunch.
    Students: free (valid student ID required at the event).
    Register at: https://www.eply.com/ieashcsymposium
    Note that this symposium is eligible for 6 OAA ConEd Structured Learning hours.

    SUPPORTED BY:
    The Department of Architectural Science
    Ryerson University, FEAS Research and Innovation Office
    OAA
    Green Power Labs

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  • Kyle Marren’s Winning Proposal featured in Fast Company

    Excerpt taken from the Fast Company Article “3 Ways To Redesign Border Crossings”.

    “Crossing international borders is rarely an experience of breathtaking architectural significance. Driving through one of the world’s busiest land crossings, at the U.S.-Mexico border between Tijuana and San Diego, can take up to three hours, at the end of which, in the best case scenario, you have a tense staredown with a border patrol agent over your passport.

    A competition from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture challenged students to reimagine the design of border crossings, specifically using structural steel. (The competition was sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction.) The solutions the students came up with are beautiful, if not always practical.

    In one winning design, Ryerson University student Kyle Marren* aims to quell tensions between Spain and the British territory of Gibraltar, where the U.K. claims Spain is imposing border crossing delays as political retaliation. (Spain has been trying to assert its claim over the territory since it was captured by the British in the early 1700s.) Called “Interject,” the diplomatic design proposes a shared public square between the two nations, with the border crossing itself located on the Spanish side. “Spain gains territorial ownership over the border crossing, while providing a gesture of good will as Gibraltar gains access space,” Marren argues.”

    Click hyperlink below for the full article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034828/slicker-city/3-ways-to-redesign-border-crossings?partner=rss

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    Kyle Marren’s Winning Proposal featured in Fast Company

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  • Social Media Sign up Contest

    The administrative office is pleased to announce a DAS social media campaign to expand our reach among our students and the architectural community. Sign up for facebook and twitter between Sept 19 and October 17 and win prizes!

    10 followers on facebook and 10 followers on twitter will receive gift cards from the department.
    Winners will be drawn at random from the list of new subscribers on October 17.

    Here are our Social Media Links:
    Follow DAS on Twitter: @RyersonDAS
    Like us on Facebook: @https://www.facebook.com/arch.comm

    Additional Links:
    Our videos are on youtube: @http://www.youtube.com/user/archcommvideos
    Photos of departmental events are available through Flickr: @DAS_Ryerson

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  • Mid-day Lecture: Peter Cachola Schmal, Sept 19

    Students and faculty are invited to a special mid-day lecture at 12 noon this Friday, September 19, 2014 in The Pit by Peter Cachola Schmal, director of the Deutsche Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

    Drawing on his long experience as a curator and museum director, Peter Cachola Schmal will speak on the topic “Can Architecture be Exhibiited?”

    For more information on our guest speaker, visit
    http://www.goethe.de/kue/bku/kur/kur/sz/scp/enindex.htm

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    Mid-day Lecture: Peter Cachola Schmal, Sept 19

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  • DAS Students Present at the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference

    Three students of the Building Science Program, Mathew Carlsson, Patrick Andres & Germán Vaisman, will present at the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference held in the San Francisco Bay Area, from September 10-14, 2014. They will be lecturing about the The Harvest Home – DOE Challenge Home Student Competition, which the team won, as well as being awarded the PHIUS+ project, Denver CO. For a schedule of the breakout sessions, click here.

    See conference website for details: http://naphc2014.phius.org/

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    DAS Students Present at the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference

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  • Next Generation Net Zero house finalist for the Sustainable Design Awards Competition

    A second DAS student team is declared the finalist in the Sustainable Design Awards Competition: Next Generation Net Zero house design for a developer in Mississauga that was submitted initially for the Denver DOE Race to Zero Student Competition.

    Team members are listed below:

    Architectural Undergraduate:
    Hoang Chu
    Diana Schembri
    Nikita Yakushev

    Undergraduate Alumna
    Ms. Ericka M. Song

    Masters of Architecture
    Jeffrey Mitchell

    Masters of Building Science
    Ravneet Gupta

    Masters of Environmental Applied Science & Management
    Nabila Alibhai

    Faculty:
    Professor Ramani Ramakrishnan
    Professor Zaiyi Liao
    Professor Paul Poh

    External Consultants:
    Mr. Mark J. Driedger, (ATA Architects)
    Mr. Alex Chernov (Stove Master)

    Developer:
    Mr. Ron Deland (Let’s Build The Ultimate, Inc.)

    Congrats to all!

    Click the link to visit the SDA website: http://sustainabledesignawards.ca/

    Next Generation Net Zero house finalist for the Sustainable Design Awards Competition

    Next Generation Net Zero house finalist for the Sustainable Design Awards Competition

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  • DAS students finalists for the Toronto Sustainable Design Awards

    A Ryerson student building design project by Nick Erb, Sivan Glazberg and Hamid Khademi Anaraki has been selected as a finalist for the Toronto Sustainable Design Awards. All are welcome to attend the awards reception. See below:

    The 2014 SDA’s Awards Reception is happening at Evergreen Brick Works on September 25. See the Eventbrite link here to the SDA Awards Reception: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2014-sustainable-design-awards-tickets-12680835721?aff=eac2.

    Click here to go to the SDA website: http://sustainabledesignawards.ca/

    DAS students finalists for the Toronto Sustainable Design Awards

    DAS students finalists for the Toronto Sustainable Design Awards

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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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  • Mark Grimsrud declared finalist in Design by Nature Competition

    Mark Grimsrud from the M.Arch program is one of the winners of the Design by Nature competition. He will be building his project, Re:lax, for display at Evergreen Brickworks.

    Winning Category: Finalist
    Name of Piece: Re:lax
    Artist: Mark Grimsrud, Design + Build + Grow
    Dimensions: 2.4m(L) x .5m(W) x .45m(H) (As one bench) or 4m(L) x 1m(W) x .45m(H) (As two benches)
    Materials: Waste construction 2x4s, threaded rod, bolts + washers

    Re:lax|Re:frame|Re:new is constructed out of waste 2×4 lumber from common construction sites. Each year Ontario construction activities produce over 1 million tonnes of waste, 30% of which is wood, including the ubiquitous 2×4. The 2x4s were initially used for temporary fall guards but then find themselves headed to the landfill or down-cycled into mulch. By diverting the 2x4s, Re:lax|Re:frame|Re:new extends their useful life and continues to sequester carbon. Re:lax|Re:frame|Re:new is a simple piece of furniture that can accommodate multiple ways of seating, lounging and interacting. In contrast to the standard community park bench, where social engagement is limited, Re:lax|Re:frame|Re:new encourages face-to-face socializing and relaxing. It is appropriate for both private and public spaces as it can handle the weather and wear and tear of the community.

    Congrats Mark! Click here to view more about his proposal

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    Mark Grimsrud declared finalist in Design by Nature Competition

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  • First Year Student Orientation – Hold the dates!

    Welcome to our new first year undergraduate students. Congratulations!

    Details about orientation will be coming in early August but please hold the dates – Tuesday, August 26 & Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
    Be sure to check your Ryerson email address regularly.

    Here are some other tips for our new cohort:

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Photo: Yvonne Bambrick
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    First Year Student Orientation – Hold the dates!

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  • Cheryl Atkinson presents at The World Congress on Design & Health

    Organised by the International Academy for Design & Health in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the 10th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition will focus on how government and private investment can support the creation of healthy and sustainable social, domestic, commercial and urban infrastructure through the application of ecological and salutogenic design principles.

    The World Congress on Design & Health (WCDH 2014) will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto from July 9th to 13th, 2014.

    Cheryl will be discussing Graphical Methodologies to Support Pre and Post-occupancy Evaluation at 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 12th 2014.

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    Cheryl Atkinson presents at The World Congress on Design & Health

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  • DAS students in Sustainable Building & Design Magazine

     

    A team of Ryerson Architectural Science students, under the guidance of Professor Ramani Ramakrishnan, recently had their work published in the summer issue of Sustainable Building & Design Magazine. The team was able to compare various shutter insulated glazing installations and analyze each of their thermal performances, as well as rank the assemblies based on the team’s established criteria. They were able to monitor heat transfer through the usage of simulations modeled on THERM and WINDOW softwares, using glazing assembly details provided ATA architects of Oakville, Ontario. The article can be found on page 26 of Sustainable Building & Design Magazine’s summer issue.

    http://sbdmagazine.ca/ebooks/SBD-Q0214-SUMMER_EBOOK_2014/

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    DAS students in Sustainable Building & Design Magazine

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  • New Exhibit in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery: Open Culture. May 20-31, 2014

    Open Culture/Urban Interventions Exhibition
    Curated by Nina Czegledy

    Paul H Crocker Architecture Gallery, Ryerson University
    325 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B

    Opening: May 23, 2014 from 7 pm – 9 pm

    After Sunset, during the exhibition opening, In The Air, Tonight a reactive LED facade installation by Patricio Davila and Dave Colangelo will take place at Ryerson Image Centre . (see description below)

    featuring artworks by Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs, Ron Wild and Joseph Geraci, Willy Le Maitre, Donna Legault, Patricio Davila and Dave Colangelo

    Read the curatorial statement.

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    New Exhibit in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery: Open Culture. May 20-31, 2014

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  • Student Team Wins the US Department of Energy’s Challenge Home Design Competition

    A team of Ryerson architecture and building science students took home the top prize in the United States’ Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition held in Denver, Colorado April 26-27.

    Ryerson’s Team Urban Harvest beat out 27 other teams from across North America to claim the competition’s overall Grand Winner title for best single-family attached design, as well as awards for Best Design Solution Integration, Best Technical Integration and Best Presentation. A second Ryerson team, Threshold House, also won Best Presentation.

    Hosted by the United States’ Department of Energy to help cut energy waste and improve energy productivity, the competition challenged teams to develop cost-effective, zero-energy-ready homes for mainstream builders. In response to the challenge, Ryerson’s Team Urban Harvest spent the last six months designing a low-energy, affordable row house for a site in Denver. The team’s design – aptly named the Harvest Home – meets affordability requirements for an area of Denver that’s currently undergoing rehabilitation, and also meets Passive House standards for very low energy use. The team’s work included detailed technical and architectural solutions based on careful analysis.

    Team Urban Harvest consists of graduate students Patrick Andres, Mathew Carlsson, Antonio Cunha, Mark Grimsrud, Denver Jeremyn, Mitchell May, Moe Otsubo, Matthew Suriano, Filip Tisler, Matthew Tokarik and German Vaisman, with faculty advisors Mark Gorgolewski, Paul Floerke, Miljana Horvat, Vincent Hui, Russell Richman and Vera Straka.

    Team Threshold House consists of graduate students Nabila Alihai, Hoang Chu, Ravneet Gupta, Jeff Mitchell, Diana Schembri and Nikita Yakushev, with faculty advisors Zaiyi Liao, Paul Poh and Ramani Ramakrishnan.

    Click here to read the original text on the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Site.

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    Student Team Wins the US Department of Energy’s Challenge Home Design Competition

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    READ: Ryerson Engineering and Architectural Science Day

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  • Building Integrated Solar Technologies – Architecture and Solar Energy

    Building Integrated Solar Technologies – Architecture and Solar Energy is a Poster exhibition hosted at the Department of Architectural Science building. It has been organized by the Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy and Canada-German Chamber of Commerce in advance of the 2nd BIPV symposium, April 24th, 2014, Allstream Centre, Toronto Event Details: Resource Centre, ARC100 April 21st – 23rd, 2014

    Building Integrated Solar Technologies – Architecture and Solar Energy

    Building Integrated Solar Technologies – Architecture and Solar Energy

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  • Reviews Winter 2014

     

    Monday, April 14, 2014
    ARC 820: Architecture Option Studio (Norbraten)
    Guest Critics:

    • Joey Giaimo, ERA Architects
    • Ryan Love, ERA Architects
    • Craig Nicoletti, P Eng, Engineering Link

    12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Room 402C


    AR 8103: Studio in Collaborative Practice (Horvat/ Hui)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | First Year’s Master Studio

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    ASC 201: Design Studio I (Leshchyshyn)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Various


    AR 8103: Studio in Collaborative Practice (Horvat/ Hui)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | First Year’s Master Studio


    M.B.Sc. Oral Exams (Horvat)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Location TBA

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    ASC 401: Design Studio III (MacBurnie)
    Guest Critics:AM

    • Colin Ripley, DAS
    • Dustin Hooper, Montgomery Sisam Architects
    • Julie OurceauDAS
    • Miljana HorvatDAS
    • David CampbellDAS M Arch 2
    • Kevin Hutchinson, Montgomery Sisam Architects
    • Monica Contreras, OCAD University/Conifer Consultants
    • Baruch Zone, DAS
    • George Kapelos, DAS
    • Michael Rosada, DAS M Arch 2
    • Melissa Mazik, B+H Architects

    PM

    • Marco Polo, DAS
    • Dadin Dadul, LOH Architects
    • Jurij LeshchyshynDAS
    • Vincent Hui, DAS
    • Chris Wong, Atelier 3am
    • Elmira Yousefi, RAW Architects
    • Charjan Steenhuis, Dutch Consulate
    • Miles Rees-Spear, DAS M Arch 2 
    • Brad Miles, DAS M Arch 2 
    • Hannah Hyder, DAS M Arch 2 
    • Cristina Basan, Carttera Management Inc

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm | Various


    M.B.Sc. Oral Exams (Horvat)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Location TBA

    Thursday, April 17, 2014
    ASC 620: Integration Studio II (Floerke)
    Guest Critics:
    AM

    • Mark Gorgolewski, DAS
    • Marco PoloDAS
    • Jamie LeeWZMH Architects
    • Luc Bouliane, Luc Bouliane Architect
    • Alar Kongats, Kongats Architects

    PM

    • Garth NorbratenDAS
    • Julie OurceauDAS
    • Tzoline Ternamian, WZMH Architects
    • Phil Hastings, Gow Hastings Architects
    • Victors Jaunkalns, MJM Architects
    • Aaron Hendershott, RAW Design
    • Alar Kongats, Kongats Architects

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ARC300E, The Resource Centre, The PIT


    ARC 820: Architecture Option Studio (Kapelos)
    Guest Critics:

    • George Agnew, DForm Architecture and Design Inc.
    • Jennifer McArthur, Arup
    • Brent Cordner, Fly Technologies Inc.
    • Kyra Clarkson, KCA
    • Tania Bortolotto, Bortolotto
    • Garth Norbraten, University of Toronto / Ryerson University
    • Scott Sorli, University of Toronto / Ryerson University
    • Colin Ripley, Ryerson University
    • Jurij Leshchyshyn, Ryerson University
    • Vince Hui, Ryerson University

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Paul H. Cocker Gallery


    ARC / PMT 820: The Architecture of Re-Integration (Sankrithi)
    Guest Critics:

    • Greg Rogers, Director, John Howard Society
    • Amber Kellen, Manager, John Howard Society
    • Paul Dowsett, Principal, Architect, Sustainable T.O.
    • Amin Ebrahim, Associate, Kohn Shnier Architects

    9:00 am to 1:00 pm | Third Floor Studio


    M.B.Sc. Oral Exams (Horvat)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Location TBA

    Friday, April 18, 2014  
    ARC 820: Architecture Option Studio (Schank Smith)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Location TBA
    Monday, April 21, 2014  
    M.Arch. Thesis Reviews (Wrigglesworth)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014  
     M.Arch. Thesis Reviews (Wrigglesworth)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Paul H. Cocker Gallery


    ARC 820: Architecture Option Studio (Webber)
    Guest Critics:

    • Thom Sokoloski, Artist and Curator
    • Michele Gucciardi, Cannon Design

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ARC103

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014  
     M.Arch. Thesis Reviews (Wrigglesworth)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Thursday, April 24, 2014  
     M.Arch. Thesis Reviews (Wrigglesworth)
    Guest Critics: TBA
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ARC206
    Friday, April 25, 2014  
     N/A

     

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    Reviews Winter 2014

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  • The New Millennium – AIAS’ 10 Year Anniversary

    AIAS recently held their Pechakucha event in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. Along with a Napkin Sketch Silent Auction and of course, food and wine, a number of inspiring speakers shared their designs, the principles behind their practice, and their beliefs on the future of architecture, within ten seconds per slide.

    The list of speakers included:

    Andrew Pruss – ERA
    Robin Snell – Parkin Architects
    Roland Rom Colthoff – Principal at RAW Design
    Richard Witt – Quadrangle
    Alar Kongats – Kongats Architects
    Heather Dubbeldam – Dubbeldam Architecture
    Shane Williamson – Williamson Chong Architects
    Michael Taylor – Taylor Smyth Architects
    Craig Applegath and Steven Ploeger – DIALOG
    Christine Leu and Alan Webb – LeuWebb Projects.

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    The New Millennium – AIAS’ 10 Year Anniversary

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  • Academic Lectures in Project Management and Building Science

    See Poster

    SPEAKER DATE TIME
    Dr. David Bristow Monday, March 10 12:00
    Ms. Marianne Touchie Tuesday, March 11 11:00
    Mr. Jeff Geldart Monday, March 17 12:00
    Ms. Jenn McArthur Tuesday, March 18 11:00
    Dr. Ashraf Hendy Wednesday, March 19 12:00
    Dr. Umberto Berardi Monday, March 31 12:00
    Dr. Guido Wimmers Wednesday, April 2 12:00

    All lectures will be held in the PIT (ARC202).

    Academic Lectures in Project Management and Building Science

    Academic Lectures in Project Management and Building Science

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  • Infra–Eco–Logi–Urbanism by RVTR opens tomorrow

     

    An Exhibition by RVTR

    February 25 to April 4, 2014, 10:00 – 18:00.
    Opening Reception: March 4, 2014 at 19:30.
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Department of Architectural Science

    The Paul H. Cocker gallery will be hosting a travelling exhibit titled Infra–Eco–Logi–Urbanism from February 25 to April 4, 2014. The exhibition posits a manifesto for architecture at the urban scale in the context of near-future energy and mobility systems within the contemporary post-metropolitan condition of the Great Lakes Megaregion.

    Organized as a territory, both the form and content of the exhibition posits an approach to urban design that is not about a singular vision or a grand scheme, rather an assemblage of reciprocal relations nested at micro and macro scales of both time and space. The content includes extensive regional cartographies and analyses, design propositions, historical research, photography, a curated history of related architectural projects and critical writings.  In aggregate, the exhibition presents a position from which to apprehend megaregional issues, design work operating across scales from the regional to the specific, and an event around which to debate regional systems and the role of design in figuring their futures.

    This exhibit is produced by RVTR, founded by Geoffrey Thün, Kathy Velikov and Colin Ripley. The studio operates simultaneously as a professional architectural practice and an academic research platform with studios in Toronto, Ontario and Ann Arbor, Michigan. RVTR has received numerous awards including a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Award of Excellence for Innovation in The Practice of Architecture, an R&D Award from Architecture Magazine, the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Their work and writing has been widely published and exhibited.

    The reception for this exhibit will be held on March 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

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    Infra–Eco–Logi–Urbanism by RVTR opens tomorrow

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  • Eyes on the Street wins People’s Choice Award

    The [R]ed[U]x Lab project “Eyes on the Street”  was installed at Opticianado at the Junction as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. http://opticianado.com/toronto-offsite-design-festival-2014

    It won the People’s Choice award for best window installation and was done through the DFZ. Congrats to the design team!

    Department of Architectural Science
    – Ailsa Craigen (Undergraduate)
    – Rachel Law (Undergraduate)
    – Matthew Suriano (Master)

    Faculty of Engineering
    – Mashal Farid (Undergraduate)
    – Abed Chalich (Undergraduate)
    – Sara Yoseph (Undergraduate)

    http://todesignoffsite.com/blog1/featured/2014-award-winners/

     

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    Eyes on the Street wins People’s Choice Award

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  • Keynote Lecture | Stephen Kieran, Kieran Timberlake

    KEYNOTE LECTURE- 3-Jan 13

    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:30 to 8:30 PM
    The Pit

    Stephen_Kieran_bwStephen Kieran is a partner at KieranTimberlake, an architecture firm recognized for its beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made buildings that are holistically integrated to site, program and people. Established in Philadelphia in 1984, the firm’s achievements are the results of a thorough examination of the craft of architecture at all levels, from its early adoption of building information modeling and environmental analysis tools, to close collaboration with fabricators, to engagement with materials scientists.

    Examples include Melvin J. and Claire Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, which employs the first actively ventilated curtain wall of its type in North America; SmartWrap™, a mass-customizable building envelope exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Cellophane House™, a fully recyclable, energy-gathering dwelling exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Embassy of the United States in London, which employs strategies to significantly reduce energy consumption and sets an agenda to achieve carbon neutrality.

    Stephen and his partner, James Timberlake, received the first Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for architectural design research from the AIA College of Fellows in 2001. KieranTimberlake has received numerous design citations including the 2008 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, and the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture from the Smithsonian Institution.

    Kieran has co-authored five books on architecture, including the influential book, refabricating Architecture, and two new books in 2011, Cellophane House™, and KieranTimberlake: Inquiry.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize.

    In addition to his architectural practice, he teaches a graduate research studio at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He has also held professorships at the University of Washington, Yale University, the University of Michigan, and Princeton University.

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    Keynote Lecture | Stephen Kieran, Kieran Timberlake

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  • WITHIN REASON: Justice, City Building, & the OMB Roundtable

     

    Established in 1897 with the founding of the Office of the Provincial Municipal Auditor, and granted additional responsibilities over the years, the Ontario Municipal Board is one of the Province’s most deep-seated and controversial adjudicative tribunals. While occasionally praised, the OMB has more often been maligned. Today, a growing chorus of voices believes the OMB to be an undemocratic – even anti-democratic – body. While some defend the OMB in its current form, and others assert that it has long outlived its usefulness, still others believe that what is needed is reform. Lacking, it would seem, is consensus.

    Please join us at Ryerson University on Tuesday, February 25, for “Within Reason: Justice, City Building, and the OMB”, a panel discussion featuring Rosario Marchese (Member of Provincial Parliament – Trinity-Spadina), Cynthia MacDougall (Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP), and Steve Diamond (President and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Corp). Please see the poster below for details.

    Please register at: https://withinreason.eventbrite.ca

     

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    WITHIN REASON: Justice, City Building, & the OMB Roundtable

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  • David Battersby Lecture this Thursday

    David Battersby

    Battersby Howat Architects Inc., Vancouver

    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 200)

    David Battersby and Heather Howat draw on combined degrees in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture and on two decades of work together. They have been recognized with national and international awards including the Ronald J. Thom Prize for Early Achievement in Architecture 2006, and Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence for the Gulf Island Residence in 2001, for the North Bend Residence in Washington state 2003. David has been awarded the AIA medal. Their work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper, Interior Design, Azure, Canadian Architect, Hauser, Western Interiors and Design, Sunset, Dwell, Surface and others. Their studio works through collaborative processes, drawing on a diversity of interests and skills to achieve a balance between sculpture and function.

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    David Battersby Lecture this Thursday

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  • Identi-city’ – Creating Second Generation Museums for Toronto

     

    Just a week into 2014, while others are catching up with back-to-school errands, students at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) will already be back, hard at work, exploring the idea of identity in architecture.

    Each DAS winter semester is inaugurated by the Collaborative Exercise which brings together graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff to address a topical issue in contemporary architecture. The 2014 Collaborative Exercise (CEx14) examines the interrelationship of architecture and identity. Specifically, CEx14 will explore ways in which architecture can provide space and form for the expression of the identity of Toronto for its citizens. Throughout the week, architectural science students will be challenged to imagine, debate and present designs for new museums in the City. CEx14 invites participants to explore the concept of identity through the institution of the rebooted idea of ‘museum’ or Museum, Version 2.0 (M_v2.0). Rather than viewing museums as repositories of artifacts and places of display and interpretation, CEx14 proposes that museums infiltrate the city to become vehicles for exploring individual and collective identities, reflecting these back to Torontonians while at the same time presenting them to the world at large.

    Rather than being centred on collecting artifacts or displaying them, these Second Generation Museums (M_v2.0s) are seen as places that allow for Torontonians to explore and express their identity and shared values, and give voice to social change. These installations will create places of reflection, display and engagement for our citizens, with reference to important ideas and events that have shaped our consciousness, both in the community and in the city-at-large, while pointing to future directions that our city may take. They are loci of cultural exchange, information and community engagement, debate and consideration. Rather than being seen as monuments to individual events or ideas, these Second Generation Museums (M_v2.0s) are to become nodes in a network of installations across the city, which seek to answer the questions, Who are we? / What are we? / When did we become thus? / Where may be going? / Why does this matter?

    This exercise will culminate in a celebration and exhibition of proposed schemes starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 January 2014. The exhibition will remain on display through to the end of January 2014 in the Paul Cocker Gallery, located on the main floor of the Architecture Building on the Ryerson University campus at 325 Church Street, Toronto.

    You may follow the event on tumlbr @ http:// das-collab14.tumblr.com/ starting 7 January 2014.

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    Identi-city’ – Creating Second Generation Museums for Toronto

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  • ar.chi.tect [redefined] – MArch Symposium

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM
    Design Exchange

    The architectural profession is experiencing an exciting new phase in design practice. Many transitions have led us to this point of emerging practice from the architect as the master mason to a representation-maker; from pen and pencil to mouse and keyboard; three-dimensional digital models to parametric databases. With these technological advancements in design and fabrication, architects and designers are now diversifying their traditional scope of responsibility and experimenting with new modes of creation. To critically assess where we currently stand and project the methods of the future, we look to the leaders of exploration and innovation to compare and contrast their processes of design.

    Ryerson University’s Master of Architecture class invites architects, academics, industry professionals and students to come together to explore and debate the effects this metamorphosis is having on the role of the architect.

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    ar.chi.tect [redefined] – MArch Symposium

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  • Reviews Fall 2013

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    ASC 101: Communications Studio
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Wychwood Barns
    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    ASC 301: Design Studio II
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    ARC400
    Thursday, December 5, 2013
    ASC 520: Integration Studio I
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    ARC400Guest Critics:

    • Alar Kongats, Principal, Kongats Architects
    • Victor Jaunkalns, Principal, MJM Architects
    • Michael Leckman, Principal, DSAI
    • Tzoline Ternamian, Designer, WZMH
    • Laurence Lemieux, Artistic Director, Colman Lemieux and Compagnie
    • Matthew Lella, Principal, DSAI
    • Gary McCluskie, Principal, DSAI
    • Luc Bouliane, Principal, Bouliane Architect


    Guest Client Representatives:

    • Alanna d’Ailly, Manager Waterloo Public Library
    • Laurence Lemieux, Vo-Artistic Director, Coleman Lemieux and Compagnie
    Friday, December 6, 2013
    ARC 720: Architecture Studio “Wastelands and Wildernesses”
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Third Floor Studio (Northwest Corner)Guest Critics:

    • Fionn Byrne, Director, Office of Pedonic Operations, Sessional Instructor, UofT, Landscape Designer, HOK
    • Sara Dean, Director. Institute of Improbable Poromechanics, Faculty, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Product Designer, Blu Homes

    ASC 855/AR8220: Sustainability Ratings Systems
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm*
    The Pit

    Guest Critics:

    • Ian Theaker
    • Jamie Lennox

    *To be confirmed


    ARC 720: Architecture Studio “Creating Local Food Landscapes”
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    ARC206

    Guest Critics:

    • Michelle Xuereb, Quadrangle Architects Limited
    • Gordon Graff, Dialog Design
    • Nick Potovszky
    • Catherine Lung, RyeHomeGrown
    • June Komisar, Ryerson University

    ARC 720: Architecture Studio “A Subjective Interpretation of the Evolving and Multi-faceted Landscapes of Higher Education”
    12:30 to 6:30 pm
    ARC 300E

    Guest Critics:

    • Elisabeth Stroback, Executive Lead, Capital Projects and Real Estate, Ryerson University
    • Dr. Paul Floerke, Ryerson University
    • Cheryl Atkinson, Ryerson University
    • Karl Sarkis, Ryerson University
    Monday, December 9, 2013  
    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery


    Master of Architecture – AR 8101 Studio in Critical Practice “The Colombia Studio”
    Dr. Ian MacBurnie
    Prof. Maria Denegri

    9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 to 5:00 pm
    Master of Architecture First Year Studio

    Guest Critics:

    • Elsa Lam, Canadian Architect
    • Paul Floerke, Ryerson Department of Architectural Science
    • Shelagh McCartney, Ryerson School of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Kevin Hutchinson, Montgomery Sisam Architects
    • Tom Bessai, Denegri Bessai Studio

    PMT 720: Project Management Studio I: “Participation, Process & Architecture”
    2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Third Floor Crit Space

    Guest Critics:

    • Joe D’Abramo, Acting Director, City of Toronto Planning
    • Graeme Stewart, Associate, ERA Architects, Centre for Urban Growth & Renewal
    • Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
    • Chris Pommer, Partner, PLANT Architect Inc
    • Ken Greenberg Architect, Urban Designer, Greenberg Consultants Inc.
    • Christian Bellini, Principal, Blackwell Structural Engineers
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  
    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery


    Master of Architecture – AR 8101 Studio in Critical Practice “The Colombia Studio”
    Dr. Ian MacBurnie
    Prof. Maria Denegri

    9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 to 5:00 pm
    Master of Architecture First Year Studio

    Guest Critics:

    • June Komisar, Ryerson Department of Architectural Science
    • Lina Marcela Triana Avila, Cali, Colombia
    • Jenn McArthur, Arup Toronto
    • Drew Sinclair, Regional Architects
    • Tom Bessai, Denegri Bessai Studio
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013  
    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Thursday, December 12, 2013  
    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery


    BSC 720: Building Science Studio I
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    The Pit

     

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    Reviews Fall 2013

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  • Graduate Program in Building Science Information Session (M.A.Sc. / M.B.Sc)

    Looking for a future in sustainable design? In twelve months you can earn professionally relevant, graduate education for a career in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

    Building science is a growing area of expertise that bridges the gaps between architecture, engineering, testing and building research, and is recognised as crucial to the success of minimising the impact of the built environment on the natural world from the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings.

    To learn more about our graduate program, join us at an Information Session

    WHAT: Graduate Program in Building Science Information Session
    WHEN: Start date/time: Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
    WHERE: Department of Architectural Science Building
    325 Church Street, room ARC-202 (The PIT), Toronto, ON

    CONTACT: bldgsci@ryerson.ca to register

    Graduate Program in Building Science Information Session (M.A.Sc. / M.B.Sc)

    Graduate Program in Building Science Information Session (M.A.Sc. / M.B.Sc)

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  • Kongjian Yu’s lecture at the Department of Architectural Science

    Dr. Yu, the Dean of Beijing University’s College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, will be delivering a lecture on December 3rd at 6:30 in the Pit. He is the founder and president of Turenscape, and Time Magazine described him as a “force of nature”.  He will talk about designed ecology in the context of his work and writings. Click here to view the poster for the event.

    Kongjian Yu’s lecture at the Department of Architectural Science

    Kongjian Yu’s lecture at the Department of Architectural Science

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  • Sustainable materials in practice – Panel Discussion

    Panelists:

    Douglas Pierce, AIA,  LEED AP BD+C | SMaRT AP Senior Associate Perkins and Will, Minneapolis – speaking about timber certification
    Mahesh Babooram, Manager, A&D Communities, Interface Toronto – speaking about EDPs.
    Charles Marshall, Dialog Design – speaking about the problems of materials choices for the Living Building Challenge
    Jonathan Waltr, LEED AP, PMP, EP-Sustainability Project Manager, Ellis Don – speaking about contractor perspectives for sustainable materials choices

    When: 13 November 2013, 6 to 8 PM
    Where: The Pit, Architecture Building, Ryerson University, 325 Church    Street

    Please join us for this very interesting discussion.

    Organized by:

    Mark Gorgolewski
    Vera Straka

     

    Sustainable materials in practice – Panel Discussion

    Sustainable materials in practice – Panel Discussion

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  • Information session for M. Arch Program

    Information session for M. Arch Program

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  • Emerging Green Builders Event: Building Envelope Energy Efficiency and Commissioning

    Join Emerging Green Builders committee on Nov 20th, 2013 for two exciting presentations on Building Envelope Energy Efficiency and Commissioning!

    Date: November 20th, 2013
    Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    Location: The Pit, Ryerson University, 325 Church Street
    Cost: EGB Members – $5+HST Non-Members – $10+HST

    PRESENTATION 1 – ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPES

    Dave André, P.Eng., Project Manager and Building Envelope Consultant

    Thermal bridging through steel and concrete framing members can have a significant impact on the whole building envelope performance. The presentation will focus on how to accurately account for thermal bridging, evaluate relative impacts on building envelope thermal performance and consider design implications.

    PRESENTATION 2: BUILDING ENVELOPE COMMISSIONING

    Jeremy Carkner, P.Eng. LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Manager – GTA Sustainability

    The Commissioning process has historically attached itself to active systems, leaving the primarily passive envelope systems undefined and unchecked. However, due to the significant changes in envelope design requirements to meet air leakage control and thermal performance targets, a new light has been directed at the importance of commissioning the passive systems. This presentation explores the many benefits of BE Cx through a review of case studies from coast to coast.

    For more information:
    http://www.cagbctoronto.org/news-events/event-listing/details/1099-building-envelopes-energy-efficiency-commissioning

    Click here for the Agenda.
    Click here for the Event Poster.

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    Emerging Green Builders Event: Building Envelope Energy Efficiency and Commissioning

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  • Awards Night 2013

    The Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University is pleased to invite you to Awards Night 2013 to celebrate the achievements of our graduate and undergraduate students.

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:00 (Official program starts) to 8:00 PM
    325 Church Street (at Gerrard Street)
    Atrium and Paul H. Cocker Gallery

    Please RSVP by November 17, 2013
    online at http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/?p=4264
    or by email archsci.rsvp@ryerson.ca
    or call 416-979-5360

    We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

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  • FEAS Graduate Open House and Research Symposium | Friday, November 15, 2013

     

    You are invited to the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Graduate Open House and Research Symposium; please see the details below.

    Please click here for the event poster.


    Research Symposium

    Friday, November 15, 2013
    1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Mattamy Athletic Centre, Alumni Lounge and East Concourse
    50 Carlton Street

    Excited about building science or engineering? Interested in graduate research and projects? We invite you to meet research leaders, interact with graduate students, learn about cutting edge projects or share your fi ndings with the community.

    To present a poster, FEAS students can contact their Graduate Program Director.

    If you would like to attend the Symposium without presenting a paper, please register via  Event Brite: https://feasresearchsymposium.eventbrite.ca


    Open House
    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
    245 Church Street

    Are you a Ryerson student in your fi nal year or a recent graduate? We invite you to explore our research facilities and graduate degree programs.

    Contact
    Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS)
    Research and Innovation Office
    416-979-5000, ext. 7910
    rio@ryerson.ca
    www.ryerson.ca/feas/newsandevents

    Please let us know if we need to make any accessibility accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.

    Please register via Event Brite: https://feasgraduateopenhouse.eventbrite.ca

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    FEAS Graduate Open House and Research Symposium | Friday, November 15, 2013

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    Design Fabrication Zone Information Session Tomorrow

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  • ON THIS WEEK | MArch Thesis Reviews

     

    This week we are holding the first-step presentations by the Master of Architecture Thesis Project students. Check the schedule and note that all sessions are being held in the Resource Centre (ARC 100).

    Please stop in and see what amazing work is under way!

    At these presentations you will hear about the ‘big idea’ of the THESIS, something about the research that is informing it, and you will see some early design investigations that relate to thesis research and will lead over the course of the year to a design PROJECT.
    Lots of inspiring ideas will be presented and lots of challenging discussion of the work will take place!

    Arthur Wrigglesworth MArch OAA
    Associate Professor
    Department of Architectural Science
    Master of Architecture Interim Program Director

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    ON THIS WEEK | MArch Thesis Reviews

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  • Cover & Spread: Selections from the Canadian Architect Image Collection

    Please join us for the official opening of the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in the Architecture Building at Ryerson University, on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM. The Gallery will open with an exhibition of architectural photography, Cover & Spread, which takes a contemporary look at the Canadian Architect Magazine Image Collection. The collection was donated to the Ryerson University’s Special Collections in 2009, making thousands of negatives, transparencies and photographs taken for publication in Canadian Architect accessible to students, researchers and the public. The collection is a significant record of Canadian architecture between the years 1955 and 1990.

    The exhibition, which has been developed and produced by students, staff and faculty of Architectural Science at Ryerson, investigates the role and meaning of modernity in post-war Canada. The evocative imagery and graphic design of Canadian Architect is used to profile seven iconic buildings, each of which embodies an aspect of modernity that the curatorial team believes to be relevant to contemporary discourse.

    Open to all visitors from October 22 – November 14, 2013. Weekdays 10AM to 6PM.

    Click here to view web invite for the event.

    R.S.V.P and Order tickets @ http://coverandspread.eventbrite.ca/

    This exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Architect, and Ryerson University.

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  • Midday Lecture

    Prof.Dr.LeanderBathon

    Leander Bathon
    RheinMain University, Germany

    “Bigger, Better, Faster – Large wood structures need efficient system solutions”
    Monday, November 11, 2013
    12: 00 PM | The Pit (ARC 200)

    Mr. Bathon is a professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Hochschule RheinMain University, in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is also co-director of the Institute of Building Materials and Structures at HS-RM University. He has over 20 years of experience in wood construction research and design, and his work has included managing material testing facilities, establishing the Timber Research Laboratory in Wiesbaden, and developing various innovative systems including CO2-neutral composite floor elements, intelligent building skins, and coupling systems for Timber Tower, a wind tower made out of timber. Of his recent work, the HBV system for achieving wood/concrete shear connections using steel mesh connectors and the HSK adhesive wood-steel connection system have received particular attention in the BC architecture and design community, having been employed in the iconic new Earth Sciences Building at UBC. Prof. Bathon currently runs a team of six researchers focusing on more efficient structural solutions using timber. The latest focus of the research lay in fatigue-performance of glued connections as used in the Timber Tower.

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  • Un-built Explorations: A Lecture by Razvan Ghilic-Micu

    Razvan Ghilic-Micu is a designer interested in bridging between theory and practice through open minded approaches to pragmatic urban and social topics.

    An alumnus of the Ryerson DaS (2009), upon graduating from Princeton School of Architecture in 2012 he has established Rx co-lab with fellow Princeton alumnus Jia Xin Chum, a collaborative practice focused on exploring contemporary issues of technology and culture. Their recent work includes a CTBUH awarded proposal for new models of tall dense urbanism, a collaboration with ARUP NYC for envisioning the Next Generation Port of Singapore, as well as an ongoing design partnership with the Princeton School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researching form-finding in architecture and engineering.

    His lecture entitled “Un-built explorations” frames the work of the studio in the broader context of contemporary culture and records the design process as a generative tool for ideas and identity.

    This lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 17 at 6:30 pm in the Pit.

    Un-built Explorations: A Lecture by Razvan Ghilic-Micu

    Un-built Explorations: A Lecture by Razvan Ghilic-Micu

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  • M.Arch. Thesis Project Final Presentation Schedule

    M.Arch. Thesis Project Final Presentation Schedule

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  • [©(c)Roland Halbe; Veroeffentlichung nur gegen Honorar, Urhebervermerk und Beleg / Copyrightpermission required for reproduction, Photocredit: Roland Halbe]

    YAS. YOUNG ARCHITECTS OF SPAIN

    S: Totale, Dämmerung

    Image: Ensamble Studio by Roland Halbe


    Lecture by García-Abril @ 18:30
    Reception @ 19:30

    Please register online at: http://young-architects-of-spain.eventbrite.ca


    Exhibition

    This exhibit features sixty-two projects representative of a new generation of Spanish architects. Selected from an open call to Spanish architects under the age of forty, by an international jury of highly acclaimed architects, including Alberto Campo Baeza, Manual Blanco, and architectural critics Kenneth Frampton and Juhani Pallasma, this travelling exhibit shows the promising future of Spanish architecture.

    YAS ends its North American tour at the new Paul H. Cocker Gallery in the Architecture Building at Ryerson University, 325 Church St. The exhibition opens with a lecture by one of the featured exhibitors, Anton García-Abril, on September 12, 2013 at 18:30 . There will be a reception immediately following the lecture at 19:30. The exhibit is open to the public and runs until October 4.


    Lecture

    Antón García-Abril, (Madrid, 1969) is a professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) He is also developing a doctoral thesis about “Stressed Mass” at the School of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. He received the Spanish Academy Research Prize in Rome in 1996. He has been associate professor at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (E.T.S.A.M.-U.P.M.) for a decade, and an invited professor at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University (2010) and Cornell University (2008).

    In 2000 he established ENSAMBLE STUDIO, leading, together with his partner Débora Mesa, a cross-functional team with a solid research background. The team is on the lookout for new approaches to architectonical space, building technologies and urban strategies. Their built projects are exposed structures that explore the essence of materials to create space. His lecture is entitled “Recent Work” and will be held on September 12, 2013 at 18:30 at 325 Church Street, Toronto, ON.

    YAS. YOUNG ARCHITECTS OF SPAIN Event Invitation
    YAS. YOUNG ARCHITECTS OF SPAIN Online Catalogue


    Support

    The exhibition, lecture, and opening are provided with the generous support from:

    YAS Young Architects of Spain
    Spain Arts & Culture
    Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación | AECID
    Embajada de España en Canada (co-host)

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    YAS. YOUNG ARCHITECTS OF SPAIN

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  • CANSTRUCTION GALA

    Please come out and support our students participating in canstruction, a competition that challenges their design skills in a unique way. Students have taken on the challenge to build sculptures with canned food, all proceeds from this will support the Daily Bread Food Bank.

    The event will culminate in a Gala on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 @ 6PM. Please see the poster below.

     

    We commend the team for their generosity with creativity:
    · Professor Vince Hui
    · Nene Brode
    · Rachel Law
    · Nathaniel Mendiola
    · Remi Carreiro
    · Mahan Navabi
    · Jaspal Gill
    · Ruslan Ivanytskyy
    · Marta Lehzdyn
    · Jamie Tong
    · Jeff Jang
    · Chelsea Campbell
    · Glearda Sokoli
    · Tiffany Cheung

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    CANSTRUCTION GALA

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  • Ryerson Builds Sustainability Roundtable

    Share your ideas about sustainability, green design, and green building with the Ryerson Builds Sustainability Roundtable.

    This interactive Roundtable will provide an opportunity for all members of the Ryerson community to discuss goals for the design, construction, and operation of Ryerson’s new campus buildings. This event will focus on the sustainability strategy for the upcoming multi-use Church Street Development, which will feature teaching, research, study, residence, retail, and administrative space.

    We invite you to exchange ideas to help Ryerson create a sustainable vision for current and future campus developments. Speakers from the Ryerson community will complement the Roundtable conversations with discussions of their areas of expertise.

    We look forward to sharing ideas with you!

    Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Location: POD-250, Podium Building, 350 Victoria Street
    For more information: rusustainability.ca

    RSVP at tscherer@ryerson.ca by March 22, 2013

    For detailed information about the Church Street Development, visit ryersonbuilds.ryerson.ca.
    Unable to attend? Submit your ideas to Sustainability Matters at rusustainability.ca.

    Ryerson Builds Sustainability Roundtable

    Ryerson Builds Sustainability Roundtable

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  • Lunchtime Lecture – Ellen Kathrine Hansen

    Speaker: Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Project+, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Title: Architectural potential in solar design – How can daylight be used as poetic device and technical tool in the design of energy optimized buildings?
    Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 12:00-2:00 in The PIT

     

    Ellen Kathrine Hansen is M. Arch. from the Royal Danish Art Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. The work of Ellen is founded on improving our build environment through communication and knowledge sharing between disciplinary boundaries and by combining theory and practice.

     

    Currently, Ellen is employed in the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), as a lead researcher. Formerly a researcher and associate professor at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, Ellen has been a pioneer in connecting the academic research, teaching and collaboration with the building industry with special focus on the architectural potentials in daylight and energy producing technologies as transparent PhotoVoltaics.

    In addition to her academic work, on September 20th, 2012, Ellen Kathrine will present the projects she has been involved with in the past several years: the first house and kindergarten build according to the Active House principals, ‘Home for Life’ and ‘Solhuset’. Both projects have been proving how combination of active and passive strategies can contribute to creation of architecturally inspiring spaces that also improve occupants’ comfort, feeling of delight and quality of life in future energy producing-buildings.

     

    Lunchtime Lecture – Ellen Kathrine Hansen

    Lunchtime Lecture – Ellen Kathrine Hansen

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  • Technical Seminar by Bruce King and John Straube

    Bruce King and John Straube will be holding a techbical seminar on July 27. They will be teaching natural and sustainable building related to the topics: 1) Alternative Materials and Systems , 2) Getting It Permitted, 3) Integrative Design

    Bruce King has been at the forefront in introducing traditional and sustainable materials and methods to mainstream construction. He leads the Ecological Building Network and Green Building Press and is the author of Buildings of Straw and Earth, Design of Straw Bale Buildings and Making Better Concrete Architecture after Oil: Natural Building in the 21st Century.

    John Straube is a building science engineer who has been deeply inolved in the areas od building enclosure design, moisture physics. and whole building performance as a consultant, reseracher and educator.

    Date: Thursday, July 27, 2012
    Time: 9 a.m.-3p.m.
    Location: The Pit, 325 Church Street, Ryerson University
    Seminar Fee: $200
    For more information click here

    Technical Seminar by Bruce King and John Straube

    Technical Seminar by Bruce King and John Straube

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  • Bruce King Public Lecture

    World-renowned Designer and Structural Engineer Bruce King will be holding a public talk at the Ryerson Department of Architectural Science on July 26, 2012.

    Bruce has been at the forefront in introducing traditional and sustainable materials and methods to mainstream construction. He leads the Ecological Building Network and Green Building Press and is the author of Buildings of Straw and Earth, Design of Straw Bale Buildings and Making Better Concrete Architecture after Oil: Natural Building in the 21st Century.

    Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Time: 7-9 PM
    Location: The Pit, 325 Church Street, Ryerson University
    Suggested donation: $5-15

    For more information click here

    Bruce King Public Lecture

    Bruce King Public Lecture

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  • DAS designs for the Stop’s Night Market

    Two teams from Ryerson participated in the Stop’s Night Market event last evening. The food and drink festival filled the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s with restaurateurs, designers, a foodies and brought to them the best of the toronto cuisine. Each restaurant was represented by carts and booths created by top designers from Toronto.

    The first team from Ryerson produced a curvilinear cart with wheels for Woodlot Restaurant and Bakery. This design was produced by students under the supervision of Professor Vincent Hui.

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    The second team, supervised by Arthur Wrigglesworth, produced a modular sculptural stall for Neptuno, a catering service specializing in oyster cuisine.

    neptuno

    Both projects received considerable attention in the media. Click to read reviews by BlogTO, The GridTO, FoodpOrn and Postcity.

    DAS designs for the Stop’s Night Market

    DAS designs for the Stop’s Night Market

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  • Deep Roots in a New Energy City

    Two members of the Ryerson University DAS faculty will make presentations at Deep Roots in a New Energy City, the annual Festival of Architecture of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, June 12-16, 2012. The Festival of Architecture is the annual Conference for architects across Canada. It focuses on architects’ contributions to the improvement of today’s world, the built environment, sustainable urban development and social commitment, as well as the importance of architecture. Activities include continuing education courses, the RAIC Gold Medal presentation, social activities, awards and the RAIC Fellows Convocation.

    Professors Marco L. Polo and Colin Ripley will present “Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects at the Sesquicentennial”, based on their recent research into the impact and legacy of the Centennial projects of 1967, at the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre on Friday, June 15, 2012. The presentation will include a tour of the Arts & Culture Centre, a Centennial project designed by Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Sise (ARCOP) of Montreal in collaboration with Cummings and Campbell of St. John’s.

    Professors Marco L. Polo and John McMinn of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture will present “Regionalism and Sustainable Practice: Local Identity in a Global Culture” at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The presentation builds on their earlier collaborations, 41° to 66°: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada, and 41° to 66° Architecture in Canada: Region, Culture, Tectonics, the official Canadian representation at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

    Deep Roots in a New Energy City

    Deep Roots in a New Energy City

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  • Exhibits by DAS: Carrot City in Paris, Future City Lab in Berlin

    Exhibits by DAS: Carrot City in Paris, Future City Lab in Berlin

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  • Gminor-Eflat7th-Dmajor by Dimitri Papatheodorou

    Sessional Faculty member Dimitri Papatheodorou has completed a permanent installation of paintings, his largest work to date.

    Titled: “Gminor-Eflat7th-Dmajor” the sequence of paintings is in three parts: 5’x12′ – 3’x20′ – 5’x6′ oil on panel, 2012

    The work is on display at the Game Design School, lcated on the 6th floor of 314 King Street Toronto. The Game Design School is a program of study at George Brown College, Toronto.

    The space is public, and the work can be viewed during normal business hours.

     

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    Artist Statement:

    “This work is inspired by the spatial representations of artists like Kazuo Nakamura of the Painters 11, in the intensity of experience of the traditions of abstract expressionism.

    And then it’s also about the making of the thing. Framing the philosophy of certain phenomenological writers, authenticity is the culmination of building and thinking at the same time. As these paintings are a culmination of many glazes of oil paint, the images are constructed, like architecture, and dwelled in. If you think about the best art and architecture being about mind and body, or thinking and making, then it follows that all art, ascribed with meaning or value, is imbued with some kind of performance, and therefore is performative.

    The painting therefore is about the performance of light, both in the passive and active sense; passively, as a reflection of environmental light, and actively as a design of spatial relationships defined by light. Light is the form and content of the painting. The pigment of the painting was layered up to allow for emanation. The contrast between light and dark and colour gradations, allows for this performance to happen. For me, authenticity means collapsing the distinction between artistic disciplines, between painting and architecture. Design and art merge in real-time and space; the city is the greatest work of all, and painting is a surface for the investigation of space: remembered, projected and imagined.”

    Gminor-Eflat7th-Dmajor by Dimitri Papatheodorou

    Gminor-Eflat7th-Dmajor by Dimitri Papatheodorou

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  • Glass and Building Envelope: Shattering the Myths Conference

    Professor Russell Richman will be speaking at the Glass and the Building
    Envelope: Shattering the Myths Conference on May 29, 2012 held at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel.
    The one-day conference focusses on issues and solutions for the Construction, Design, and Maintenance of the Building Envelope for New and Existing Buildings.

    For details, visit the conference website or download the event brochure.

    Glass and Building Envelope: Shattering the Myths Conference

    Glass and Building Envelope: Shattering the Myths Conference

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  • Architecture that Speaks / Architecture Parlante

    Three Ryerson University M.Arch. students will be presenting papers at Architecture that Speaks / Architecture Parlante, the 39th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, to be held in Ottawa from May 23-26, 2012. Mitchell May, Sylwia Sajdyk and Jessica Stanford will be presenting papers on a range of topics including the National Arts Centre and Canadian Identity (Mitchell May), Impressions from the Past (Sylwia Sajdyk in collaboration with Dania Ansari, Master of Environmental Studies student at York University), and The Living Past (Jessica Stanford).

    The conference will be held at Carleton University and features a keynote address by renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal.

    The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) is a learned society devoted to the examination of the role of the built environment in Canadian society. Its membership includes structural and landscape architects, architectural historians and planners, sociologists, ethnologists, and specialists in such fields as heritage conservation and landscape history. The Society is currently the sole national society whose focus of interest is Canada’s built environment in all its manifestations.

    For additional information about the SSAC click here; for details regarding the the conference, visit the website

    Architecture that Speaks / Architecture Parlante

    Architecture that Speaks / Architecture Parlante

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  • Cities in Progress: Please do not Disturb

    On May 23, Cities in Progress: Please do not disturb, an exhibition of Future City Lab work including contributions by Ryerson faculty (Mark Gorgolewski, Taymoore Balbaa, Colin Ripley) and M.Arch. students will open at Architecture Forum Aedes in Berlin, Germany.

    Future City Lab comprises leading professionals worldwide who collaborate via the open-source initiative started by Thomas Auer (Transsolar) and Daniel Dendra (anOtherArchitect) in 2010. It is a distributed, non-hierarchical mechanism for the envisioning of sustainable futures.

    The exhibition presents the work-in-progress of the lab. The first chapter shows the discussion and visualization work that FutureCityLab has undertaken over the last year, is compiled and presented through the medium of “DIALOGUES”. The second part of the exhibition, DIALOGUE 2.0, is using the event of the exhibition as an opportunity to move the discussion forward and to increase the scale and scope of the FutureCityLab network. The exhibition space will be used as an active stage using the Aedes gallery as a context for the construction of future scenarios. Workshops and discussions will be initiated. The goal of DIALOGUE 2.0 is not only to engage FutureCityLab participants but also the larger in lively debates. For a full listing of events, please see the website.

    Speaking at the opening will be:
    Dr. H.C. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
    Prof. Colin Ripley, Ryerson University Toronto
    Dr. Ewald Boehlke, Zukunftsforscher Berlin

    Cities in Progress: Please do not Disturb

    Cities in Progress: Please do not Disturb

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  • Subtle Technologies Festival

    The 15th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival, happening for the first time in partnership with Ryerson University, in particular the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science will take place from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27.

    Some highlights of this year’s Festival:

    SYMPOSIUM ON ART, BIOLOGY and TECHNOLOGY
    See talks on….
    – Using Biology to Inspire Engineering Design
    – Art from Synthetic Biology
    – Exploratory Soundscapes of Arterial Flow
    – Proposal for Resuscitating Prehistoric Lives
    – Primate Cinema: Apes as family

    Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27
    Ryerson University
    $120 / $50 for a three-day pass
    Get tickets and more information here

    Subtle Technologies Festival

    Subtle Technologies Festival

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  • Subtle Technologies

    The 15th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival, happening for the first time in partnership with Ryerson University, in particular the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science will take place from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27.

    Some highlights of this year’s Festival:

    SYMPOSIUM ON ART, BIOLOGY and TECHNOLOGY
    See talks on….
    – Using Biology to Inspire Engineering Design
    – Art from Synthetic Biology
    – Exploratory Soundscapes of Arterial Flow
    – Proposal for Resuscitating Prehistoric Lives
    – Primate Cinema: Apes as family

    Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27
    Ryerson University
    $120 / $50 for a three-day pass
    Get tickets and more information here

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    PERFORMANCE: EXPERIMENTS
    Created in collaboration with behavioural ecologists, this multimedia dance performance by Vancouver-based LINK Dance probes the connections between science and art.
    Co-presented with DanceWorks

    Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26 @ 8pm
    Winchester Street Theatre (80 Winchester Street)
    $25 / $15
    More information here

    NB: A 3-day Subtle Technologies Festival pass includes one ticket to the Friday evening showing.

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    WORKSHOP: THE PHYSARUM EXPERIMENTS
    “[In] trying to understand systems that use relatively simple components to build higher-level intelligence, the slime mould may someday be seen as the equivalent of the finches and tortoises that Darwin observed on the Galápagos Islands” (Steven Johnson, Emergence)

    Join artist UK-based Heather Barnett to discover the fascinating role this single celled organism has to play in the culture of both science and art, and participate in a practical experiment to create the ideal creative environment for it to grow.

    Sunday May 27 @ 4pm
    Ryerson University
    $20 / $15
    More information here

    Subtle Technologies

    Subtle Technologies

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  • Carrot City Exhibit – Now in Birmingham, UK

    The Carrot City exhibition is now being shown in Birmingham UK, (Date: April 23 – May 6, 2012; Location: Edible Eastside, 122 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS, UK) and is opening in Stuttgart Germany next week, (Date: April 23 – May 9, 2012; Location: University of Hohenheim, Schloss, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany).

    It also goes to Paris France, Amersfoort the Netherlands and Erfurt Germany over the next 3 months.

    Details are at http://www.ryerson.ca/carrotcity/news.html

     

    Carrot City Exhibit – Now in Birmingham, UK

    Carrot City Exhibit – Now in Birmingham, UK

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  • Craig Applegath Lecture, March 1

    Craig Applegath Lecture, March 1

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  • Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science Annual Lecture Series 2011/2012

    Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science is pleased to announce its Fall 2011 / Winter 2012 Lecture Series titled “Interventions”. We are delighted to once again be able to feature a variety of Architects, Artists, Urbanists, Engineers and Technologists who are internationally recognized and presenting stimulating and innovative work. Bjarke Ingels of BIG, will be our keynote speaker of the winter series and Giancarlo Mazzanti of Bogota, Colombia our keynote speaker of the Fall Series.

    Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science Annual Lecture Series 2011/2012

    Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science Annual Lecture Series 2011/2012

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  • PHC Gallery

    PHC Gallery

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  • Sara de Giles Lecture Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm

    Sara de Giles is a partner at MGM Arquitectos of Seville, Spain, Sara de Giles (Seville, 1972) graduated as an architect from ETSAS and is an assistant lecturer in the Architectural Design Department of the University of Seville. She has given lectures and been a guest professor at many Spanish and international universities, as the Federico Santa María Technical University in Valparaiso, the Irish Architectural Association / Cervantes Institute in Dublin or the Institut Français d’Architecture in Paris.

    Sara de Giles Lecture Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm

    Sara de Giles Lecture Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm

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  • 2009-2010 Lecture Series

    The Department of Architectural Science is pleased to announce our 2009 – 2010 lecture series. Speakers include:

    • Marla Mossman, Photographer and Artist
    • Michael Awad, Photographer and Architect
    • David Rokeby, Multimedia Artist
    • Philip Beesley, Artist and Architect
    • Kelly Shannon, Professor of Architecture
    • Francine Houben, Architect
    • Bernardo Gomez Pimienta, Architect
    • Fantastic Norway, Architects
    • Hashim Sarkis, Architect

    The 2009 – 2010 lecture series poster is available for download.

    2009-2010 Lecture Series

    2009-2010 Lecture Series

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