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  • Pavia and Gelowitz receive 2015 Newman Medals

    Congratulations to Anna Pavia and Matthew Gelowitz from Ryerson University in Toronto! They have been awarded 2015 Newman Student Award Medals, for assisting with the production of a book on Canadian concert halls, as nominated by Prof. Umberto Berardi.

    For details, please click this link to be directed to the award announcement through Newman Fund.

    Pavia and Gelowitz receive 2015 Newman Medals

    Pavia and Gelowitz receive 2015 Newman Medals

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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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    Image by Abhishek Wagle

    Starting the festive season with a Ginger Bread House Competition

    • Image by Abhishek Wagle

    • Image by Abhishek Wagle

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    • Image by Abhishek Wagle

    This Thursday, December 11, 2015, AIAS Ryerson invited architects and professors to team up with students and create an architecturally inspired gingerbread house. The result was a fun, competitive evening of sugar coated structures, tasty team work, and some really “sweet” designs. It was a great event, the structures can be seen in the atrium of our school, and you can vote for your favourite design on the AIAS Facebook Page. We would also like to thank Ivan Ilic Rounthwaite, Steven Bondar, Victoria Beltrano, Heather Smith, Jennifer McArthur, and Vincent Hui for coming out and showing support. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    Starting the festive season with a Ginger Bread House CompetitionImage of Gingerbread House

    Starting the festive season with a Ginger Bread House Competition

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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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  • In memory of Ian Macburnie (1955-2015)

    The Department of Architecture is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, colleague and mentor, Ian. He will be miss dearly for his passion for Ryerson, the students of DAS and for his work in the sphere of social justice and housing. Please see the obituary that appeared in the Globe and Mail on Friday, September 18, 2015 below.

    Download PDF here

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    In memory of Ian Macburnie (1955-2015)

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  • Awards Night Brochure

    Save the Date: Awards Night 2015

    The Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University will host Awards Night 2015 to celebrate the achievements of our graduate and undergraduate students on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

    Event Details:
    6:30 (Official program starts) to 8:30 PM

    We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

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    Save the Date: Awards Night 2015

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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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  • TimberFever Competition Winners Announced

    Three teams, each with Ryerson Engineering and Architecture Students, have been declared winners of the Timberfever Design-Build Challenge 2015.

    Each team was tasked with designing and building an emergency relief medical aid shelter out of wood. The resultant structure had to be a prototype one-room shelter that would have space for an examining table and one medical staff. The students were placed into 8 teams, all named after types of wood – Team Ash, Aspen, Cedar, Fir, Hemlock, Larch, Pine and Spruce. The design brief was revealed on Friday, September 25 and they had until the following Sunday afternoon to complete their structures.

    Judging was based on concept, design development, construction and the presentation of the completed shelter.

    To see the winning entries and read more about the challenge, please visit this link.

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    TimberFever Competition Winners Announced

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  • Vincent Hui awarded OCUFA Teaching Award

    The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has awarded professor Vincent Hui as one of five winners of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards for 2014-2015.

    Since 1973, these awards have recognized the exceptional contributions made by professors and librarians to the quality of higher education in Ontario.

    We congratulate Vincent for receiving this competitive award and we thank him for his outstanding contributions as an educatorour and dedication to our students and department .

    The 42nd annual awards ceremony will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on October 24, 2015.

    Clcik here to see the official award announcement.

    Vincent Hui awarded OCUFA Teaching Award

    Vincent Hui awarded OCUFA Teaching Award

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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

    Co-op Presentations from the Returning Cohort

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  • Students on site with the finished installation

    Image provided by Mark Cichy

    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

    DAS students develop installation at design-build workshop

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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.

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    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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    DAS Orientation Schedule

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  • Headshot of Nathalie de Vries

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    Vertical Village featuring Nathalie de Vries

    21/01/2016

    VERTICAL VILLAGE

    NOTE: To accommodate the high interest in this event, the location has been changed to a larger venue, LIB072, on Ryerson Campus. The new venue is five minutes away from the Architecture Building. Please see the updated notice and map below:


    An event featuring a lecture by Natalie de Vries of MVRDV and panel discussion moderated by Elsa Lam of Canadian Architect

    Thursday, January 21, 2016
    5:30 – 8:00pm in LIB072 (see the map below)

    Event Details:
    MVRDV and their research based approach to design challenge the norms of architectural type, use, and planning. Their “vertical village” concept evolved as a response to the urban ecologies in rapidly intensifying Asian cities where all-at-once high density development threatens identity, community and social infrastructure. What can this internationally renowned Dutch practice teach the fastest growing city centre in North America about designing socially and ecologically sustainable housing and public space in the new normal of hyper-dense global cities? And what might they learn from us?

    Event Schedule:
    5:30pm – Lecture by Natalie de Vries of MVRDV
    6:30pm – Panel Discussion moderated by Elsa Lam

    This event is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate of the Netherlands and Ryerson University.

    Lecturer:

    Nathalie de Vries
    Director and Co-founder, MVRDV

    Panelists:

    Elsa Lam
    Moderator, Editor of Canadian Architect

    Gary Switzer
    Architect and Developer, Mod Developments Inc.

    Chris Glaisek
    VP for Planning and Design, Waterfront Toronto

    Craig White
    Managing Editor, Urban Toronto

    Peter Clewes
    Principal, architectsAlliance

     

    Map to LIB072, East of Yonge, North on Gould street

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca

    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Year End Show

    29/04/2016

    Year End Show
    Curated by the Department of Architectural Science

    29 April – 20 May 2016
    Opening Event: Friday, 29 April 2016 @6:30PM

    Curatorial Text to be released.

    Reception for this exhibition is on Friday, 29 April 2016 @6:30PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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  • House as Laboratory

    21/03/2016

    House as Laboratory
    Curated by Russell Richman, Vera Straka, Mark Gorgolewski

    21 March – 15 April 2016
    Opening Event: Thursday, 24 March 2016 @6:30PM

    Curatorial Text to be released.

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

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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  • DESIGN MATTERS: Measuring Environments for Psychosocial Health

    22/02/2016

    DESIGN MATTERS: Measuring Environments for Psychosocial Health
    Curated by Cheryl Atkinson

    22 February – 18 March 2016
    Opening Event: Thursday, 3 March 2016 @6:30PM

    Curatorial Text to be released.

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 3 March 2016 @6:30PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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    DESIGN MATTERS: Measuring Environments for Psychosocial Health

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  • 2015 Graduate Thesis Work

    25/01/2016

    2015 Graduate Thesis Work
    Curated by the Department of Architectural Science

    25 January – 12 February 2016
    Opening Event: Thursday, 28 January 2016 @6:30PM

    Curatorial Text to be released.

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 28 January 2016 @6:30PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

    2015 Graduate Thesis Work

    2015 Graduate Thesis Work

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  • Opening address delivered by George Kapelos

    Image provided by Elisaveta Boulatova

    Collaborative Exercise

    11/01/2016

    Collaborative Exercise
    Curated by the Department of Architectural Science

    11 January – 22 January 2016
    Opening Event: Friday, 15 January 2016 @5:00PM

    The 2016 Collaborative Exercise invites students to consider the relationship of humans to water – as a valuable resource and a source of life, energy and delight and to design an architectural intervention that engages humans to consider the importance of water to life on this planet.

    A philosophical discussion about the cosmos, our identity, the vagaries of clouds and hailstones as analogies for the metaphysics of water may certainly be interesting, but water, you will say, is real! In fact, it’s real in so many ways: it’s wet, it can be hot or cold; snow will slow us down in winter; a warm summer’s day invites us to the cooling waters of a lake or stream; a rainfall is a welcome in a drought while a summer hailstorm can flatten a field of crops or crack windshields; humidity makes us uncomfortable a dry winter makes us itchy; a summer downpour will spoil a picnic but can create a beautiful rainbow; an icy sidewalk can be treacherous, not to mention the more harmful impacts of water as a carrier of disease or as a powerful force bringing destruction to humans, plant and animal life and the built world. Water – H2O – therefore, can be understood to be many things: the source of life, a poetic inspiration, a powerful force, a transient entity.

    The 2016 Collaborative Exercise challenges students to consider the meaning of water in today’s world and propose design interventions that bring water’s many meanings to physical form. But why should we be interested in water? It’s everywhere, isn’t it? Don’t we have enough water to go around? Isn’t it something that just is? The answer is, yes and no. Water exists and there appears to be plenty of it but water in 2016 is in crisis around the globe.

    This exhibition will showcase architectural elements or “interventions” on a given site within the Thames River watershed designed by the Students of the Department of Architectural Science. The intervention will be designed in such a way to invite the public to consider the relationship of humans to water as an omnipresent element that is fundamental to life, a force of embodied energy, a valuable resource, and a source of delight. The interventions are visualized as a series of Water Thresholds / H2O_Thresholds, inviting citizens to connect with and interact with water in all its representations, forms and meanings. The H2O_Thresholds will form important nodes on a continuous network of places along the river and in the watershed. The interventions will be accessible from the region’s road network as well as from the water. Each element will form a connection between the land and the water, and relate the human experience to water in all its forms.

    For details visit http://dascollab16.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @dascollab
    Instagram @dascollab

    Reception for this exhibition is on Friday, 15 January 2016 @5:00PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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  • Awards Night and Student Showcase

    19/11/2015

    Awards Night and Student Showcase
    Curated by the Department of Architectural Science

    19 November 2015 – 2 December 2015
    Opening Event: Thursday, 19 November 2015 @ 6:30PM

    * This exhibition will open with an accompanying lecture by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects

    Curatorial Text to be released.

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 19 November 2015 @ 6:30PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

    Awards Night and Student Showcase

    Awards Night and Student Showcase

    19/11/2015

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  • Bahá’í Temple of South America

    Image provided by Hariri Pontarini

    Bahá’í Temple of South America

    19/10/2015

    Bahá’í Temple of South America
    Curated by Hariri Pontarini Architects

    29 October – 13 November 2015
    Opening Event: Thursday, 29 October 2015 @ 6:30PM
    * This exhibition will open with an accompanying lecture by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects which starts at 6:30PM, followed by a reception from 7:30-8:30PM.

    Siamak Hariri will reflect on the design, fabrication, and construction process for the Bahá’í Temple of South America, which will be completed in Santiago, Chile. The architectural challenge was to design a sister temple to the existing temple for North America, while also enabling it to find its own unique presence at the foot of the Andes. The aim was to achieve an interplay of seeming contradictions: stillness and movement, simplicity and complexity, intimacy and monumentality, solidity and yet a building capable of dissolving in light. Employing an investigation into physical and digital technology, the new Temple combines advanced engineering solutions, cutting-edge material innovation, and computerized fabrication methods to create a space that expresses light and embodies that intangible quality that helps lift the human spirit.

    Curator’s Bio:

    Siamak Hariri, founding Partner with David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects, holds deep respect for the transformative potential of architecture. He specializes in creating works of enduring value for clients seeking to lever change through design. Educated at the University of Waterloo and Yale University, his portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized buildings has won over 50 awards, including the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for the Schulich School of Business, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2013 Architectural Firm Award. One of Siamak’s earliest projects, the Canadian headquarters for McKinsey & Company, is the youngest building to receive City of Toronto heritage landmark designation. More recent public and private projects include the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, the Integrated Health Sciences Campus, in downtown Kitchener, and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Weston Family Learning Centre. Projects currently under construction include Toronto’s Casey House, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, the Princess Margaret Hospital Space Transformation, numerous private residences as well as the Bahá’í Temple of South America which will be completed in 2016.

    Siamak’s projects have been published extensively both in Canada and internationally and are featured in various books and publications around the world. As an architect and critic during his career, he has also taught at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture as an adjunct professor, and sits on the boards of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Contemporary Culture, the Toronto Community Foundation, and Canada’s Design Exchange (DX). His work embodies abiding commitment to architecture’s essentials and he brings to every creative project a profound interest in light, form, site, material, and craft.

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 29 October 2015 @ 6:30PM.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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  • Side view of the Transitions in Progress Mobile Cart

    Image provided by FCAD and TIP Team

    PERFORMIGRATIONS

    19/10/2015

    PERFORMIGRATIONS: Transitions in Progress
    Curated by FCAD, Ryerson University

    19 October – 23 October 2015
    Opening Event: Thursday, 22 October 2015 @ 6:30PM

    “Transitions in Progress: Making Space for Place” is a bike-powered mobile lab, the TiP lab, an online archive, and an exhibition, engaging with the city’s structure and its multiple protagonists through an in vivo, bottom-up approach. Drawing on Toronto’s socio-historical, natural and urban transformations, this project explores the city through the relationships between human and non-human, official history and personal memories, traditional mapping and collective cartographies, by collecting real time testimonies from its residents. By interpreting the city as a dynamic ecosystem, Transitions in Progress aims to evoke the affective geographies that permeate the city, and to unveil its ecological and naturecultur(al) complexity, rather than mimicking its defined and immanent economy. Its goal is to call attention to the messy layers and stories that big data and fancy infographics often hide under a patina of rhetoric, formality, and scientific accuracy.

    About the Artists:

    Elena Basile is a teacher, researcher, poet and translator committed to exploring how desire is released in the spaces between languages and bodies in movement. She teaches in the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, in the English Department at York University, and in the Translation Studies Department at Glendon College, Toronto.  She collaborates regularly with artists and academics in Italy, Canada and in France. Her research and poetic practice focus on the politics of feminist queer migrant poetics in the context of translation and the new virtual trans-localities of cultural production and dissemination. Part of her work as a literary translator and poet has been recorded in the documentary Three Women: Adapting Lives Adopting Lines (by Adriana Monti, AZ Media, 2010).

    Roberta Buiani is a researcher, media artist and activist based in Toronto. Her work balances theoretical and applied research at the intersection of science, technology and creative resistance. She is interested in scientific practices and lab technologies, (bio)politics and the arts, as well as in questioning their traditional functions and rituals and looking for threads that facilitate their cross-communication. She is co-founder of the ArtSci Salon at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. She has a Masters in Art History and a PhD in Communication and Culture both from York University (Toronto, Canada). Her work has been published in Fibreculture, Reconstruction, Cultural Studies, Studi Culturali and Tecnoscienza among other journals. Http://atomarborea.net

    Valentina Sutti is a director and editor with a background in architecture. She is involved mostly in documentaries, shorts, features and commercials. Her past projects were awarded in the festivals circuit. She is now developing an exhibition in Toronto, where she is living, about migration and urban movements.

    The artists partnered with School of Interior Design Professor Lorella Di Cintio and her students to create the exhibit’s bike-powered mobile lab

    About FCAD:

    FCAD is the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University. We are a hub for creativity and innovation in the heart of Ryerson University and Toronto. With a rich history in media and creative industries, many of our dynamic programs were the first of their kind in Canada and shaped the industry into what it is today. FCAD challenges students, faculty and staff to reach beyond their imagination as communicators, creators and thinkers.

    FCAD is comprised of nine schools: Creative Industries, Fashion, Graphic Communications Management, Image Arts, Interior Design, Journalism, Professional Communication, RTA School of Media and the Theatre School.

    www.ryerson.ca/fcad

     

    Reception for this exhibition is on Thursday, 22 October 2015 @ 6:30PM

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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  • Competition entires from the original competition

    Panda Collection, Canadian Architectural Archives, University of Calgary

    Shaping Canadian Modernity

    01/09/2015

    Shaping Canadian Modernity: Toronto’s City Hall and Square Competition and Its Legacy
    Curated by George Thomas Kapelos and Christopher Armstrong

    1 September – 9 October 2015
    Opening Event: 17 September 2015 @ 6:30PM

    * This exhibition has an accompanying lecture on Thursday. 3 September 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

    The Paul H. Cocker gallery will be featuring an exhibit entitled Shaping Canadian Modernity from September 1 to October 9, 2015. The exhibit focuses on the 1958 international competition for the Toronto City Hall and Civic Square and critically assesses its impact on Canadian architectural culture. The exhibition presents a selection of competition entries and features the eight finalists, including the winning scheme by Finnish architect Viljo Revell. A book, Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square, has been published to accompany the exhibition.

    In its day, the Toronto City Hall and Square Competition was a significant event in the global architectural community, with over 500 submissions received from entrants in 42 countries. The building’s completion in 1965 proved to be equally significant to the Canadian public at large, confirming modernity as a legitimate expression of civic values and democratic ambitions. These two forces – architects eager to pursue modernity and a public willing to embrace modern architecture for public buildings – are the subject of this exhibition.

    Utilizing archival material, the exhibition explores the competition’s ambitions and its lasting legacy. Submissions demonstrate the pervasiveness of post-war modernity. Entries by Canadian architects are forward-looking and represent the aspirations of young architects who subsequently rose to prominence. Across Canada, the 1958 competition and the project’s completion in 1965 greatly influenced the procurement and design of civic buildings and spaces by raising expectations for high quality public space, spurring investment in civic architecture and infrastructure, and confirming the value of architectural competitions in fostering innovation. The competition’s success provided an incentive to architects, planners and civic leaders to reformulate approaches to public space design into the 1960s, 1970s and beyond.

    About the curators
    The exhibition is curated by architect and urban planner George Thomas Kapelos, Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, and Christopher Armstrong, Emeritus Professor of History at York University. George Thomas Kapelos is an award-winning educator, curator and researcher who teaches design studio and history and theory. Christopher Armstrong is the author of Making Toronto Modern, Architecture and Design 1895 – 1975.

    About the publication
    To coincide with the exhibition, a book entitled Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square has been published by Dalhousie Architectural Press. The book features a critical examination of the competition and its outcome and includes a selection of competition entries and submissions by finalists, illustrated with original drawings and models, as well as a complete listing of the more than 500 architects who entered. The book is available from ABC Artbooks Canada at http://www.abcartbookscanada.com/index.html.

    Public lecture and exhibition opening
    The public lecture, sponsored by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in the Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto at 7:00 p.m. This is a public lecture. All are welcome to attend. No tickets are required. For exhibition opening, please RSVP via eventbrite.

    Reception for this exhibition is on 17 September 2015 @ 6:30PM

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    The exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ryerson University and is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Architects, Perkins + Will Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

    For further information, please contact:

    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca

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  • Portrait of Susannah Drake

    Provided by Susannah Drake

    Susannah C. Drake

    10/03/2016

    Susannah C. Drake*
    DLand Studio
    Brooklyn

    Thursday | 10 March 2016

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

    Lecture Title: WPA 2.0:  Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology, and creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructure

    Susannah is the founding principal of Dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc. As one of very few designers of her generation with professional design qualifications in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Susannah paved the way for more synthetic thinking about urban ecological infrastructure and was recently described as one of New York’s most promising emerging designers by New York.com. The NY Center for Architecture awarded DLANDstudio its 2014 New Practices New York award. In 2013 she was awarded the National AIA Young Architects Award, Fellowship in the ASLA and the firm was recognized as a NY Architectural League Emerging Voice. Susannah is currently the Urban Design Fellow for the Design Trust for Public Space, Under the Elevated project. In 2015 she was part of the resource team for the Mayors Institute on City Design. Susannah is a currrent member of the United States Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations Advisory Group.

    The firm received city, state, national and international design awards from the AIA, ASLA, BSA, and Chicago Athenaeum among others. With grants from foundations and public agencies DLANDstudio redesigns underutilized infrastructure corridors for storm water capture, climate resilience and park development. The firms work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.

    Susannah has taught at Harvard, Syracuse, Washington University in Saint Louis, City College of NY, the Cooper Union and was the Cejas Scholar at Florida International University in 2014. Susannah received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Dartmouth College and Master in Architecture and Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University GSD. She is a registered architect and registered landscape architect.

    *The 2015-2016 Marjorie Winkler Memorial Lecture

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Chris Jofeh

    11/02/2016

    Chris Jofeh
    ARUP
    Cardiff

    Thursday | 11 February 2016

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

    Lecture Title: How to halve the energy consumption of every home in the UK

    Chris Jofeh is Arup’s global buildings retrofit leader and is based in Cardiff, Wales.
    A civil and structural engineer, Chris has been responsible for leading multidisciplinary design teams on a wide range of projects at home and abroad. In recent years he has been particularly involved in helping building owners and investors optimize building retrofits to enhance value, minimize risk and reduce GHG emissions.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Headshot of Joan Tarragon

    Image provided by Canadian Wood Council

    Joan Tarragon

    25/11/2015

    Joan Tarragon
    X-TU Architects
    Paris

    Wednesday | 25 November 2015

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

    Lecturer’s Bio:
    Joan Tarragon – Robles is a Paris-based Architect. He is currently working at XTU Architects in Paris where he has managed projects and has been a technical director for projects including Symbio2, which integrates a biofaçade on the tower of CSTB in Marne-la-Vallée; the competition and for all studies of the Wine Museum in Bordeaux; the competitive dialogue for the “core and shell” of the Wine Museum in Bor-deaux, and a site for the 164 dwellings in Seine Arche Nanterre.

    He is also co-inventor and head of development for Algobag, an individual algae culture support and has delivered many public lectures representing the work of XTU Architects.

    XTU Architects is co-founded by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières. Notable projects that the firm has designed are Jeongok Prehistory Museum in South Korea, the Musée des Civilisations in La Reunion, the first positive energy museum in the Indian Ocean, the Museum of Wine in Bordeaux and the French Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015.

    The firm imagines futures in which biotechnological transformation has achieved the status of the Third Industrial Revolution. It is currently engaged in research in urban agriculture and experimental research that incorporates the disciplines of life sciences, ecology, architecture and urban development

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Headshot of Siamak Hariri

    Provided by Hariri Pontarini Architects

    Siamak Hariri

    29/10/2015

    Siamak Hariri
    Hariri Pontarini Architects
    Toronto

    Thursday | 29 October 2015

    6:30 PM* | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    * This lecture will be followed by the opening of an accompanying exhibition about the Bahá’í Temple of South America by Hariri Pontarini Architects from 7:30-8:30PM.

    Lecture Title: Embodied Light: Physical and Digital Explorations of the Bahá’í Temple of South America

    Siamak Hariri, founding Partner with David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects, holds deep respect for the transformative potential of architecture. He specializes in creating works of enduring value for clients seeking to lever change through design. Educated at the University of Waterloo and Yale University, his portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized buildings has won over 50 awards, including the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for the Schulich School of Business, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2013 Architectural Firm Award. One of Siamak’s earliest projects, the Canadian headquarters for McKinsey & Company, is the youngest building to receive City of Toronto heritage landmark designation. More recent public and private projects include the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, the Integrated Health Sciences Campus, in downtown Kitchener, and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Weston Family Learning Centre. Projects currently under construction include Toronto’s Casey House, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, the Princess Margaret Hospital Space Transformation, numerous private residences as well as the Bahá’í Temple of South America which will be completed in 2016.

    Siamak’s projects have been published extensively both in Canada and internationally and are featured in various books and publications around the world. As an architect and critic during his career, he has also taught at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture as an adjunct professor, and sits on the boards of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Contemporary Culture, the Toronto Community Foundation, and Canada’s Design Exchange (DX). His work embodies abiding commitment to architecture’s essentials and he brings to every creative project a profound interest in light, form, site, material, and craft.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Headshot of Alfonso Medina

    Provided by T38 Studio

    Alfonso Medina

    25/02/2016

    Alfonso Medina
    T 38Studio
    Tijuana

    Thursday | 25 February 2016

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

    Lecture Title: Architecture from the Ground Up

    Having started thier practice in Tijuana, along Mexico’s northernmost border with the United States, T 38Studio has been able to engage this intricate locale through a wide range of housing projects that aim to reinsert viable and sustainable communities into an urban center forged by histories of migration, transnational exchanges and informal growth.

    They have developed a new model for an architectural practice. It exists on the border between development, architectural design, construction and urban planning. T38 Studio is a collective architecture studio that buys land, master plans it, develops it through financial leverage and acumen, designs and constructs its architectural productions and then studies the results of its work recursively, almost academically. The office is a conceptual vehicle and an architectural machine for moving between the local circumstances and global ambitions, between techniques based on habit and the radical mixing of conflicting values and practices: developer versus architect; planner versus builder; local versus global.

    T 38Studio’s practice extends well beyond built structures and pays keen attention to the relationships that exist between the various spaces, ecologies and environments that shape the lives of individuals and broader communities. Their projects respond to the context through a multivalent approach driven by a conviction that architecture is not an end result but rather a skill set for much broader spatial innovation. Conceptualizing the single-family home in new and innovative ways, they have built various affordable housing projects catered towards a new growing demographic of young professionals and their families. Developing entire communities rather than just singular homes, they mobilized their practice to generate a culture of community well being that in a city constantly struggled with safety and distrust, which had been largely absent in the past decade.

    T 38Studio’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC, the Boston Society of Architects, El Eco Museum and Archivo in Mexico City

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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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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  • 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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    DAS Orientation 2015-2016

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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/

    CALL: Passive Building Show

    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.

    DAS Team receives honourable mention in the AWR Award

    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.

    DAS and RSID Collaborative Installation opens at the Bata Shoe MuseumDetail of the Installation during testing phase

    DAS and RSID Collaborative Installation opens at the Bata Shoe Museum

    extracurricular projects, students

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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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    Carrot City opens in Bologna, Italy

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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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  • The Centennial Projects 50 Years On

    Architecture and National Identity:
    The Centennial Projects 50 Years On
    July 1 – 31, 2015
    National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
    Curated by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley

    This exhibition, curated by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley of Ryerson University, revisits the building programs of the Centennial Commission leading up to the 1967 centennial celebration. The exhibition features architectural projects including the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI — where the exhibition was first shown in the fall of 2014 — along with 19 other buildings from across Canada. Professors Polo and Ripley will deliver a curator’s talk at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage on Wednesday July 1 at 11:00 a.m. The exhibition catalogue, Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On, will be available for purchase at the NAC Box Office.

     

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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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  • M.Arch Students Receive Dennis Mock Awards

    Two students from M.Arch program of the Department of Architectural Science have received the Dennis Mock Awards: Jason Ramelson and Matthew Suriano.

    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.

    In naming the awards after Dennis Mock, Ryerson recognizes his commitment to higher education. His leadership and dedication, demonstrated during his 28 years at the university, are qualities embodied in students chosen to receive this award – students committed to ‘making a difference’. This is a prestigious, non-monetary award.

    Both Jason and Matthew have conceived and realized various projects that went beyond the scope of their M.Arch education. Thier work has contributed to the life and community of DAS. We congratulate them both and wish them the best of luck in their future endevours.

    M.Arch Students Receive Dennis Mock Awards

    M.Arch Students Receive Dennis Mock Awards

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  • CANstruction 2015

    On Monday, May 4th, DAS participated in its third Canstruction competition with its entry, Oppor[tuna]ty:

    The tuna fish is one of the most common sources of protein and is readily available to those living in middle to high socio-economical statuses. Although readily available, there are those who still struggle to afford this widely available fish, or even a good and affordable source of protein. For those who struggle financially, any source of protein becomes inaccessible, unaffordable, and something as simple as canned tuna is viewed as a luxury. The lack of protein causes malnutrition and other health issues due to the lack of vital nutrients, such as vitamin B12—an essential vitamin for the basic functioning of the brain and the nervous system. Oppor[tuna]ty is a reminder that there are still people who are deprived of basic dietary needs because of their socio-economical situations. The completed fish head and tail are representations of the diet of those who socio-economically rich—full and with a diversity of choices. However, the skeletal insides—made with bean cans (a cheap, but low protein source), represents the important nutritional problems a person of better situations are not exposed to. Oppor[tuna]ty encourages people to take the opportunity to donate even a simple tuna can to those who lack the opportunity to obtain necessary proteins.

    Team Members:
    Nene Brode (captain)
    Nishil Saheba
    Cathy Truong
    Doan-Thy Vo
    John Zhang

    Extra Special Ryerson University Team Members:

    Lucas Chong
    Mariam El-Zein
    Jason Gilonna
    Vincent Hui
    Deena Jamokha
    Sana Kadrian
    Arpy Katrjian
    Enna Kim
    Jasmin Kim
    Kaya Kim
    Andrew Lee
    Henry Mai
    Farah Majdoub
    Abhishek Wagle

    Special Thanks to:

    Our donor – Ryerson University:
    Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic
    Office of the Vice Provost, Students
    Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
    Department of Architectural Science
    Our food supplier – Metro – Store 063 – College Park

    For more information about the event: http://www.canadianarchitect.com/news/winners-of-the-16th-annual-canstructionr-toronto-competition-announced/1003613814/x0s2802Wv00MvwM20/?ref=enews_CA&utm_source=CA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CA-EN05132015

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      April 18-20, 2015- Race to Zero- 33 teams from U.S. and Canadian universities competed to develop cost-effective, zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders at the DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition, which was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. (Photo by John De La Rosa/NREL)

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      April 18-20, 2015- Race to Zero- 33 teams from U.S. and Canadian universities competed to develop cost-effective, zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders at the DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition, which was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. (Photo by John De La Rosa/NREL)

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      April 18-20, 2015- Race to Zero- 33 teams from U.S. and Canadian universities competed to develop cost-effective, zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders at the DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition, which was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. (Photo by John De La Rosa/NREL)

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      April 18-20, 2015- Race to Zero- 33 teams from U.S. and Canadian universities competed to develop cost-effective, zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders at the DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition, which was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. (Photo by John De La Rosa/NREL)

    Ryerson DAS win 4 awards at the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

    Ryerson Department of Architectural Science students have won various awards during the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition in which 33 teams U.S. and Canadian universities competed to design cost-effective, zero energy homes for mainstream builders. The Race to Zero encouraged students to work with builders, developers, community leaders, and other industry partners to meet stringent design requirements and create marketable, affordable concepts. Below are the winners of the annual event, which took place on April 18-20, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

    The competition tested the students on their oral and graphic presentation, posters, technical competence and ability to respond to questions.
    The awards received by Ryerson Teams are as follows:

    ANALYSIS EXCELLENCE
    The Corner House – [DAS]Haus

    DESIGN EXCELLENCE
    Provenance Lane
    Ø-Zone Residence

    SYSTEMS INTEGRATION EXCELLENCE
    Ø-Zone Residence- Ø-Zone

    For more information, please visit http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/2015-results

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    Ryerson DAS win 4 awards at the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

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  • Professor Straka accepting her Order of Honour at the gala

    Professor Vera Straka awarded PEO’s Order of Honour

    Professor Vera Straka, P.Eng., of Toronto, has been named a Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. She was inducted into the Order on April 24, 2015.

    Straka was an integral member of PEO’s Women in Engineering Advisory Committee (WEAC), chairing it during its transition from PEO to the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. Her first-hand awareness of issues affecting female engineering students, gained through her experiences as a professor at Ryerson University, helped forge the committee’s direction. She also supported PEO’s partnership with the Ontario Women’s Directorate and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Ontario Women in Science and Engineering Chair to develop and roll out a training kit on gender issues in the classroom to support Ontario universities in removing barriers to the recruitment and retention of women in faculties of
    engineering.

    A member of PEO’s Equity and Diversity Committee (EDC) since 2011, Straka was instrumental in the development of PEO’s Equity and Diversity Policy and associated action plan, ensuring PEO’s operations, governance, processes and programs recognize the diversity of its licence holders.

    She also served as a positive role model for young people interested in maths and sciences as a volunteer in the Engineer-in-Residence program, in which she motivated students with hands-on programming in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    For Straka, volunteerism is a rewarding experience, one she says helps connect the association with its members, which strengthens the profession.

    The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have rendered conspicuous service to the engineering profession. The rank of Member is bestowed upon those who have served the profession by contributingsubstantially to its operation or improvement in its status.

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    Professor Vera Straka awarded PEO’s Order of Honour

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  • Image by Haya Alnibari and Ti Fu

    DAS students excell at Stratasys Extreme Redesign Competition

    Three teams of Ryerson DAS students have been awarded winning places in the Stratasys Extreme Redesign Competition.

    Haya Alnibari and Ti Fu, under the guidance of Prof. Vincent Hui, have won the 1st place in the Art and Architecture Category for their “Helico” Helix-Shaped Sharpener.

    “Helico’s Design motive comes from the goal to simplify the manual motion of sharpening a pencil. A product of elegance that appeals to artists and designers alike. The Helico sharpener features an ergonomic form mathematically generated and prototyped by modern digital tools. The sharpener conveniently moves in the form of a helix. This combines rotational force and linear force into a single helical movement, for simplifying the gritty act of sharpening a pencil in a simple fluid movement.

    The sharpeners come in multiple materials, bringing choices in style. The strength of the product is not only its elegance, but versatility of offering one-hand operation. The weakness is that the design hasn’t been tweaked to reduce the amount of plastic yet, which will be the next focal point in the design. The design made it easier to use than the basic sharpener, yet it has a cheaper production cost than the tabletop sharpener and electric sharpener.”

    Mahan Navabi and Mark Eyk won the 2nd place in the Engineering Post Secondary Category for thier project The Flex Key

    The hex key, commonly referred to as the ‘allen key’, is a household tool that is an essential component of any comprehensive toolset. It functions by rotating bolts and screws to tighten or loosen them, similar to a screwdriver. The hex key’s six sided shape allows for a larger surface area between the bolt and the head, in comparison to a screwdriver. Also, the large array of sizes allow for a greater variety of uses. However, the hex key suffers from design flaws such as an excessive number of key sizes and respective keys, organizational shortcomings, and a lack of ergonomics. These problems are all solved with the Flex Key which features a comfortable handle with prongs that can be adjusted to any conventional hex key size. It is more efficient for space, time, money, and materials.

    The Flex Key’s mechanical system is comprised of three main components: A dial, a lock, and three prongs. The inside of the dial is threaded, and when it turns, the prongs within the dial move up or down at an angle. Thus, they expand and contract in height and in width. The prongs fit into voids in the handle which guide them up or down. Once the desired size is reached, the locking mechanism can be snapped into the dial in order to hold the three components in place.

    Alexandre Beznogov and Jossef Roozitalab Shirazi won 3rd place in the Engineering Post Secondary Category for thier project Ice Twist

    Conventional Ice trays are a nuisance. From sink to cup, the common process of making ice cubes is inconvenient and messy. Unlike typical ice trays that are not enclosed, Ice Twist’s innovative design features a sealed bottle shape which prevents spills, making the product accessible to users who have difficulty with balance and steadiness. The closed form protects the water from contaminants during the freezing process which guarantees safe and clean ice.

    Water expands as it freezes which results in uneven shapes and sizes of ice cubes in regular ice trays. Ice Twist’s unique silicone wall will expand with the ice ensuring evenly proportioned ice cubes. The silicone wall allows users to easily break apart ice cubes in a simple torqueing motion giving Ice Twist its name. While regular ice trays are prone to dropping ice everywhere, Ice Twist’s wall contains the ice cubes until consumption. Ice Twist produces, stores, and serves ice cubes with style and ease. Whether you are biking, driving, or at the gym, Ice Twist also serves as a bottle giving, it the capacity for additional liquids to be poured over the ice for a convenient, all-in-one solution to keep you frosty.

    To view thier presentations and for additional information, please visit http://www.stratasys.com/industries/education/extreme-redesign/winners

    DAS students excell at Stratasys Extreme Redesign Competition"Helico" Helix-Shaped Sharpener

    DAS students excell at Stratasys Extreme Redesign Competition

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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

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  • Reviews Winter 2015

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    ASC 201: Design Studio 1 (Polo)
    The Pit, Paul H. Cocker Gallery, ARC100, ARC206, ARC300E, ARC400H & ARC402C

    Faculty:

    • Mark Cichy
    • Leila Farah
    • Frank Hamilton
    • Olena Kobets-Singkh
    • Christine Leu
    • Brigitte Luzar
    • Marco Polo
    • Albert Smith

    Guest Reviewers – Morning Session, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm:

    • Sydney Browne, Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
    • David Colussi, Workshop Architecture
    • Jessica Hawes, Brook McIlroy
    • Dustin Hooper, Montgomery Sisam Architects
    • June Komisar, DAS
    • Jurij Leshchyshyn, DAS
    • Farzam Mohajer, George Robb Architects
    • Julie Ourceau, DAS
    • Vera Straka, DAS
    • Gary Watson, Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
    • Kevin Weiss, Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

    Guest Reviewers – Afternoon Session, 2:00 – 6:00 pm:

    • James Brown, Brown + Storey Architects
    • Andrew Frontini, Perkins + Will
    • Vincent Hui, DAS
    • Yvonne Lam, DuToit Allsop Hillier
    • Dan McNeil, Kearns Mancini Architects
    • Santiago Kunzle, Montgomery Sisam Architects
    • Kim Storey, Brown + Storey Architects
    • Vera Straka, DAS
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    ASC 401: Design Studio II (Wrigglesworth)
    The PIT, Paul H. Cocker Gallery, ARC100, ARC206, ARC300E, ARC400H & ARC402C

    Faculty:

    • Cheryl Atkinson
    • Michelle Grant
    • Stanislav Jurkovic
    • Julie Ourceau
    • Dimitri Papatheodorou
    • Scott Sorli
    • Arthur Wrigglesworth
    • Baruch Zone

    Guest Reviewers – Morning Session, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm:

    • Rick Andrighetti, Waterloo Architecture
    • Felipe Aranda, Glocal Imagery
    • Theo Van Driel, George Brown College
    • Vincent Hui, DAS
    • Kevin James, Ian Macdonald Architect Inc.
    • June Komisar, DAS
    • Christine Leu, DAS
    • Lisa Marshall, DAS
    • Robert McCrea, Robert McCrea Architect
    • Angie Michail, LGA Architectural Partners
    • Anna Pavia, DAS
    • Matthew Suriano, DAS
    • Kevin Pu, DAS

    Guest Reviewers – Afternoon Session, 1:30 – 5:00 pm:

    • Joey Giaimo, ERA
    • Kfir Gluzberg, Kilogram Studio
    • Frank Hamilton, DAS
    • Joy Henderson, Cityzeen
    • Vincent Hui, DAS
    • Jenn McArthur, DAS
    • Robert McCrea, Robert McCrea Architect
    • Angie Michail, LGA Architectural Partners
    • Andrew Pruss, ERA
    • Adryanne Quenneville, DAS
    • Elmira Yousefi, Raw Design
    • Javier Zeller, Diamond Schmitt
    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    ASC 620: Integration Studio I (Floerke)
    Morning Session: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Rooms: ARC202, ARC206 ARC400H & ARC300E

    Guest Reviewers:

    • Craig Race
    • Ryan Love
    • Craig Nicoletti
    • Arthur Wrigglesworth
    • Christian Bellini
    • Jamie Lee

    Faculty:

    • Paul Floerke
    • Garth Norbraten
    • Hitesh Doshi
    • Edward Wojs
    • John Ingrao
    • Vis Sankrithi
    • Jeff Geldart
    • Miljana Horvat

    Graduate Assistant

    • Steven Biersteker
    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Master of Architecture – AR 8103 Studio in Critical Practice (Beites/Hui)
    ARC 200G

    Reviewers – Morning Session 1, 9:30 – 10:30 am

    • Hitesh Doshi
    • Mark Gorgolewski
    • June Komisar
    • Scott Sorli

    Reviewers – Morning Session 2, 10:45 – 11:45 am

    • June Komisar
    • Kendra Schank-Smith
    • Scott Sorli
    • Arthur Wrigglesworth

    Reviewers – Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

    • Leila Farah
    • Kendra Schank-Smith
    • Arthur Wrigglesworth

    ARC 820: Architecture Studio (Cirka)
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Guest Reviewers:

    • Brent Cordner
    • P. Elaine Sharpe
    • Matthew Suriano, DAS
    • Ashley Biren, DAS
    Monday, April 20, 2015

    Master of Architecture – AR 8103 Studio in Critical Practice (Beites/Hui)
    ARC 200G

    Reviewers – Morning Session 1, 9:30 – 10:30 am & Morning Session 2, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

    • John Cirka
    • Paul Floerke
    • Baruch Zone

    Reviewers – Afternoon Session 1, 1:30 to 3:00 pm & Afternoon Session 2, 3:15 to 4:15 pm

    • John Cirka
    • Paul Floerke
    • Jurij Leshchyshyn
    • Marco Polo
    • Baruch Zone

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    9:00 am to 5:15 pm

    9:00 am | Siavash Vazirnezami
    10:15 am | Stephanie Shum
    1:30 pm | Filip Tisler
    2:45 pm | Matthew Suriano
    4:00 pm | Ashley Biren

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    10:15 am to 6:30 pm

    9:00 am | Eranga De Zoysa
    10:15 am | LeeAnn Pallett
    11:30 am | Bijan Ghazizadeh
    1:30 pm | Steven Biersteker
    2:45 pm | Jeffrey Mitchell
    4:00 pm | Ryan Alexander
    5:15 pm | Shawna Seligman

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    11:30 am to 5:00 pm

    10:15 am | Kathryn Douthart
    11:30 am | Dustin Sauder
    1:30 pm | Hannah Hyder
    2:45 pm | Rawya Al-Ameen
    4:00 pm | Shin-Yi Lam

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    ARC206
    9:30 am to 1:15 pm

    9:30 am | Jason Ramelson
    10:45 am | Sivan Glazberg
    12:00 pm | Kevin Pu

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    Lecture: Cannon Design Travel Award 2014

    “How does a city bursting with increases in density establish and maintain its public realm, when the surges in population can potentially
    be difficult to handle? More specifically, what opportunities are there in the built environment to forge a contiguous pedestrian realm that encourages civic engagement? Through the support of the Cannon Design Award, an exploration of Bangkok and Hong Kong examines various shortcomings and successes of major global cities in constructing connected public terrains in dense urban regions.”

    Dorna Ghorashi, winner of the Cannon Design Travel Award 2014, will be delivering a presentation about her experiences in Bangkok and Hong Kong. The presentation will be accompanied by a display of posters in the upper atrium.

    Schedule for the event is as follows:
    Presentation and Reception | March 26, 2015 | 6:30pm
    Exhibition | March 26 – April 10, 2015

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    Lecture: Cannon Design Travel Award 2014

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  • Professor Yew-Thong Leong interviewed by Steel Design journal

    The Spring 2015 Edition of the Steel Design journal, an industry publication, contains an interview with Professor Yew-Thong Leong and his recent project above a Designated Heritage Structure downtown.

    The interviewer questioned why steel was chosen and how the design team arrived at that decision. One of the tenets of adding to a historical structure was reversibility, i.e. the modern building addition can be removed in a future date, especially fitting for a designated historical building which would not normally allow additions. Steel requires dry construction, can be prefabricated and is extremely modular – an important factor, given the short construction time to work on an occupied building that would be closed over 2 weeks of Christmas Break. Finally steel offers a lighter weight-to-strength ratio that no other conventional materials can offer.

    Click here to download a PDF of this interview.

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    Professor Yew-Thong Leong interviewed by Steel Design journal

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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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  • Two Teams of DAS students win Evolve Competition

    Mark Melnichuk (4th Year Undergraduate Student) and Timothy Melnichuk (1st Year M.Arch student) have secured the Winning Prize of $5000 in the third annual Evolve sustainable design competition. This yeah the competition gave post-secondary students in architecture, engineering and related programs across Canada the opportunity to work together to design a net-zero energy and water-wise community library.
    In addition to their wins, a matching donation will be made to the winning teams’ school, DAS, thanks to the generous support of competition sponsor RBC.

    To see their competition proposal by clicking this link.

    The second prize for EVOLVE was awarded to a team of 4th Year Undergraduate Students from DAS. The participants were Samuel Iun, Florence Ma,
    Yi Fan Xie and Vivien Li.

    Click here to view the competition proposal.

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    Two Teams of DAS students win Evolve Competition

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  • Professor Yew-Thong Leong receives Fellowship RAIC

    Yew-Thong Leong has been awarded Fellowship in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. This highest honour represents the respect and admiration afforded Yew-Thong by the architectural profession. A medal and certificate will be presented to him at the RAIC Festival of Architecture in Calgary in June 2015.

    The only National organization of architects is the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The mission of the College of Fellows is to strengthen and reinforce efforts of the Institute in its endeavor to enhance and develop the professions of architecture. The College of Fellows formally recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. Fellowship in the RAIC is an honour conferred on members singled out for their contribution to research, scholarship, public service or professional standing to the good of architecture in Canada, or elsewhere.

    The citation reads; Professor Yew-Thong Leong is a dedicated educator who maintains an active architectural practice. He is committed to the success of new generations of architects, preparing them for a changed and challenging profession.

    An architecture graduate of Ryerson University and Pratt Institute, Professor Leong was a Partner/Director in the first years of Robbie, Young and Wright Architects, rising to Senior Director in 2006. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of the award winning firm SSG Architecture in Toronto and SSG Beijing Landscape Design. SSG Architecture’s recent projects include the Tait Mackenzie Sports Centre at York University and the Casa Loma Gymnasium at George Brown College.

    At Ryerson University, Professor Leong teaches the graduate professional practice courses giving students a thorough and practical view of future practices. He has coordinated the highly successful third year Integration Studio, and is concerned with making education relevant to his students. Professor Leong also directs certificate programs in architecture, digital architecture and preservation and conservation at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education. His students benefit from his mentorship while in school, as Interns in his architectural practice, and also new immigrant professionals assisted by IPLAN, JVS Toronto. For over 20 years, he has led Ryerson’s exchange program with the Fachhochschule in Frankfurt-am-Main in Germany.

    Professor Leong was the Millennium Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects and has given generously of his time to the OAA on the Experience Requirement Committee, Advisory Task Forces, and the OAAAS Admissions Committee. He is a winner of a 2013 Asian Heritage Award.

    Read the full length Ryerson Today article here.

    Professor Yew-Thong Leong receives Fellowship RAIC

    Professor Yew-Thong Leong receives Fellowship RAIC

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  • Lily Joen and Diana Koncan in the Snowcone

    Snowcone Image © Remi Carreiro

    Winter Stations featured on Arch Daily

    DAS students Diana Koncan and Lily Jeon are featured on ArchDaily for their Snowcone design for the Toronto’s first international Winter Stations design competition. The competition received entries from 36 countries around the world with the intention of transforming the lifeguard stations on Toronto’s east beaches into public art pieces for the winter. The finalists’ designs were constructed in mid-February and will be displayed until March 20, 2015.

    For more information click here.

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    Winter Stations featured on Arch Daily

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    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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    Rachel Law elected to the National Board of Directors of AIAS

    Ryerson architecture student Rachel Law was elected on the National Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at the organization’s annual conference over

    Currently undergoing her transition, she will officially serve a one-year term as the Northeast Quadrant Director beginning in July 2015, while completing her last year of her undergraduate degree. Rachel Law has been devoted to the mission of AIAS since joining as a freshman. In 2013-2014 she served a successful term as the Ryerson chapter president. The chapter saw a much needed revival under her leadership, with growth in membership numbers and involvement.

    As the only Canadian chapter, AIAS Ryerson was also recognized with a “Chapter Honour Award – Honourable Mention” for their chapter’s success in 2013-2014. Besides her involvement at the local level, Rachel has been a member of multiple national committees, tasked with responsibilities that drive the organization forward.

    At the heart of the AIAS is a cooperative effort designed to transform today’s students into the type of leader the world needs tomorrow. As the Northeast Quadrant Director, Rachel will be tasked with fostering, mentoring, and guiding the AIAS chapters in northeastern US and Canada. She hopes to work alongside them and support them in achieving goals and problem solving as they develop their chapters. Directors will also be appointed to committees, task forces, and advisory boards. They are encouraged to lead discussions that explore initiatives, investigate issues, and advocate for the organization.

    Rachel Law eagerly anticipates her service on the AIAS Board of Directors as the NE Quadrant Director, representing Ryerson University. She credits her peers and supporting faculty with the success she has experienced in growing the Ryerson AIAS community.

    Read Rachel Law’s candidacy package here http://aias.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Rachel-Law.pdf

    The 2015-2016 AIAS National Board of Directors as listed:
    Danielle Mitchell, Pennsylvania State University (President)
    Joel Pominville, Clemson University (Vice President)
    Rachel Law, Ryerson University (Northeast Quad Director)
    Danielle Jones, Kent State University (Midwest Quad Director)
    Sarah Wahlgren, Auburn University (South Quad Director)
    Ashley Kopetzky, Washington State University (West Quad Director)
    Charlie Klecha, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Past-President)

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    Rachel Law elected to the National Board of Directors of AIAS

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    Ryerson receives honourable mention in the 2014 AIAS Chapter Honor Award

    The Ryerson University Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) received the 2013-2014 AIAS Chapter Honour Award – Honourable Mention at the 2014 AIAS FORUM conference hosted in Nashville, TN.

    The AIAS Honour Awards recognizes exemplary leadership, collaboration, community service, and design excellence among students, educators, professionals, and partners who embody and advance the mission of the AIAS.

    “The jury enjoyed the overall graphic quality of the submission and exhibiton pages as well as the content that showcased much of the chapter’s success. The chapter has established a governance system that not only adopts that of which is outlined by the national organization, but also created a personal touch. The chapter provides its members with numberous opportunities for leadership, academic, and professional development. The jury was also impressed with the chapter’s efforts to grow membership numbers as well as opporunities for involvement on the local and national level. We are looking forward to AIAS Ryerson’s future success and continue to wish your chapter luck in its efforts.”
    – Jennifer Taylor, 2014-2015 AIAS Vice President and Honour Awards Chair

    Submissions from chapters across North America were received for the Chapter Honour Award title. AIAS University of Minnesota won the overall title of the 2013-2014 AIAS National Chapter Honour Award, with AIAS Univeristy of Illionois-Central (UIC) and AIAS Ryerson University receiving honourable mentions.

    The AIAS Ryerson Chapter was led by 16 student board members and one faculty advisor in the 2013-2014 year:

    Rachel Law (President)
    Angela Ng (Vice President)
    Anita Cheng (Secretary)
    Anna Pavia (Treasurer)
    Brandon Bortoluzzi (Past-President)
    Shivathmikha Suresh Kumar
    Ramoncito Espino
    Ishan Patel
    Michelle Friesen
    Chelsea Campbell
    Jaspall Gill
    Jennifer Bai
    Winny Ko
    Cathy Truong
    Shashannks Srinivas
    Dan Howell
    June Komisar (Faculty Advisor)

    The 2013-2014 Board took their term to re-establish AIAS as an organization within the student body, aiming to instill a sense of community and comradery. The strength of their programming lead to an increase of membership over 10%., and a record attendance to 2013 AIAS FORUM held in Chicago, IL.

    Among other events, AIAS Ryerson invited graduate students, faculty, and OAA licensed professionals to facilitate several workshops and seminars focusing on professional and skill development. The 2013-2014 term also saw the birth of the AIAS Mentorship Program, providing students more opportunities for vertical collaboration and enhanced Ryerson’s studio culture ideals.

    Of note are the two closing events hosted by AIAS Ryerson. In tandem with a Department of Architectural Science gallery opening, AIAS Ryerson celebrated their 10th Anniversary as an established chapter of the AIAS with a Silent Napkin Sketch Auction, Lecture Series, and Wine and Cheese night. The event showcased over 10 local Toronto architecture firms and sketches from students and professionals.

    The success of the 10th Anniversary was showcased once more with a student Napkin Sketch Competition at alater event, working with McCafe and their promotional initiative #EverydayCreativity. The event, aptly named “10x10 AIAS”, focused on 10 emerging trends in design. The success of the event strengthened the community among members and brought Ryerson more partnerships for coming years.

    The awarding of the national 2013-2014 AIAS Chapter Honour Award – Honourable Mention to the Ryerson University chapter begins the revival of excellence in student initiatives. The chapter has previously been recognized for their efforts in hosting the 2008 NE Quad Conference and the 2010 AIAS FORUM.

    Learn more about AIAS Ryerson through email: aiasryerson@gmail.com or visit the AIAS page here.

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    Ryerson receives honourable mention in the 2014 AIAS Chapter Honor Award

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    Winterlude Pavilion

    The first year Master of Architecture students are off to a creative start to the new year. Having won a design competition in early December of last year, Adrian Bica put together a team to design and build an installation for this years Winterlude Festival in Ottawa. The project is a large bamboo pavilion with an responsive lighting system that will be displayed in Ottawa until late February and will be coming to Ryerson in early March. The team designed and built the project at Ryerson with help from Frank Bowen and showcases the the dedication to excellence from the students and willingness to go outside academia to showcase their critical thinking and skills in design. The initial team was Tim Melnichuk, Victor Huynh, Sandra Wojtecki, Rebecca Tsang and Dimitri Karopoulos and how now expanded to include many more. More information on the project can be seen on Adrian Buca’s Website.

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    Sneak peek before the 325 Magazine Launch

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    DAS installations win TO DO Awards

    Two projects from the Department of Architectural Science have won People’s Choice Awards from the Toronto Offsite Festival of Design (TO DO). The TO DO Awards are presented by Herman Miller. People’s Choice awards winners have been declared via online voting which closed on Monday, January 26, 2015. Click here to view the complete list of winners.

    People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
    Digital Tools Prototypes

    People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
    Photokeratitis

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    DAS installations win TO DO Awards

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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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  • Students discuss their design strategy for CollabEx15.

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    Architectural science students collaborate on design ideas to revitalize Library space

    Ryerson Today features the Student output from 2015 Collaborative Exercise.

    “Each winter semester, the collaborative exercise (CollabEx15) brings together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff to address an issue in the community with an “architectural response.”

    This year, students reimagined spaces in the Ryerson Library in response to the changing needs of the student body and to make the Library more physically and spatially welcoming.

    The inspiration behind the revitalization of the Library comes from Project Reinvigorate, an initiative led by the Bodhi Collective, a creative firm based in the SocialVentures Zone.”

    To read more, click on the here.

    Architectural science students collaborate on design ideas to revitalize Library spaceStudents discuss their design strategy for CollabEx15.

    Architectural science students collaborate on design ideas to revitalize Library space

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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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  • Participation, Process and Architecture in Ryerson’s United Way Campaign

    Ryerson recently commissioned short videos for Ryerson’s United Way Campaign, focusing on unique collaborations between the University and the United Way Toronto. The fourth-year option studio taught by Vis Sankriti at the Department of Architectural Science in Fall 2013, entitled ‘Participation, Process and Architecture’, was selected as one of three feature stories.

    This video captures Chi Ngyyen (Manager, Neighbourhoods and Community Investment, United Way), Vis and two former students, discussing the collaboration between the DAS, UWT and community of Thorncliffe Park, and the architectural research and development made possible through the studio.

    This video was recently published in Ryerson today. Click here to view.

    Participation, Process and Architecture in Ryerson’s United Way Campaign

    Participation, Process and Architecture in Ryerson’s United Way Campaign

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

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    [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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    DAS students win Winter Stations Design Competition

    Lily Jeon and Diana Koncan, fourth year students at DAS, have been declared winners amongst four other winning proposals for the Winter Stations Design Competition. The competition was conceived by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio. The brief challenged artists, designers and architects to imagine ways to activate spaces and invite the public to the beaches on Queen Street East in the winter. The criteria for the competition lists that the pieces are to be temporary installations and have to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather.

    “Snowcone” is a playful project that mimics the organic form of a pinecone and borrows the science of the native igloo. A lattice frame modelled after the fibonacci sequence of a pinecone supports a colourful translucent insulative shell, as well as white plastic fins. In warmer weather, coloured light filters through the structure. When temperatures drop, snow gathers within the fins, allowing the structure to transform into a cloud like, naturally insulated protective shelter. It is the winning project of a design charette held within the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, and was thus chosen to be the fifth installation of RAW’s inaugural Toronto Winterstations competition.

    The artists will talk about their work at an event, which is open to the public, at the Design Exchange on Feb. 13. The exhibit will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Feb. 16 Family Day holiday. The projects will be installed between February 16 and March 20, 2015.

    The project has received much attention from the media. Click on links below to view news articles related to this proposal.
    Toronto Star
    Canadian Architect
    BlogTO
    Torontoist
    Toronto Star

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    DAS students win Winter Stations Design Competition

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  • Professor Ramani’s Seminar at the Hindustan University

    Professor Ramakrishnan Ramani recently headed an acoustics seminar at Hindustan University, a leading academic institution in India. The seminar was attended by about 100 final year students and faculty from the Departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

    The seminar was broken into four parts:
    1) Introduction to Acoustics
    2) Room Acoustics
    3) Design Guidelines for Auditorium Design
    4) Two Case Studies

    The case studies included research projects by three Architectural students from Hindustan University, with whom Dr. Ramani has been collaborating. The Seminar was held on January 12, 2015 and was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

    Professor Ramani’s Seminar at the Hindustan University

    Professor Ramani’s Seminar at the Hindustan University

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  • DAS Workshop : Extended Hours

    THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP NOW HAS EXTENDED HOURS!

    Thanks to funding from the Design Fabrication Zone, the workshop will now be open:
    Mondays 5 – 8:30 p.m.
    Tuesdays 5 – 8:30 p.m.
    Saturdays 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Arizona Dixon will support all of your workshop and digital fabrication needs during these times.
    The workshop operates as usual 9-1 and 2-5 Mondays to Fridays under the guidance of Frank Bowen and Blaine Evans.

    DAS Workshop : Extended Hours

    DAS Workshop : Extended Hours

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  • Image of Installation Phase of the Feature Wall

    Image of Installation Phase from the Feature Wall Blog

    Feature Wall Blog

    If you’re impressed by the new feature wall of the Paul H. Cocker Gallery, you may be interested in browsing the blog that showcases the overall process. Click here to be redirected.

    Authored by the students who were directly involved in fabricating and installing the wall, this blog documents the project from Schematic Design Sketches to Production.

    Congratulations to Jason Ramelson, Michael Owens and the team for bringing their ideas to reality and invigorating the Upper Atrium of the Department of Architectural Science!

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  • Fall 2015 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 2015 Portfolio Evaluation Session

    Fall 2015 Portfolio Evaluation Session

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  • A Holiday Message from DAS

    A Holiday Message from DAS

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    VOTE | DAS Student selected as finalist in the 2014 World Bamboo Design Competition

    Suk Jun Kim, a fourth-year DAS architecture student, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 World Bamboo Design Competition for his project “LIBERTY RAMP”. Competition website: http://wbdc2014.com/eng/

    Online voting will decide which of the finalists will proceed to the final round and votes will also be reflected in the final evaluation round.

    Your support for Suk Jun’s project would be greatly appreciated.
    You may vote for ‘LIBERTY RAMP’ once a day until the 21st of December at: http://wbdc2014.com/eng/board.php?id=14&page=1&order=2&cate=0

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    VOTE | DAS Student selected as finalist in the 2014 World Bamboo Design Competition

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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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  • Kevin Pu and Fil Tisler presented at ICERI2014

    Kevin Pu and Fil Tisler presented at ICERI2014 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain from November 17th-19th, 2014 as part of the “New Technologies in Architecture and Urban Planning” session. Kevin Pu presented the paper Responding to Interaction: The Impact of Physical Computing on Architectural Education abd Fil presented the paper Material Shifts – The Evolution of Design Processes Fostering Innovation.

    For more information: http://iated.org/iceri/announcement
    For images from the conference: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.914750865222347.1073741868.258951447468962&type=1

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    Kevin Pu and Fil Tisler presented at ICERI2014

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  • Angela Ng wins 2014 SSEF Award of Excellence

    Angela Ng‘s entry “Suspended in the Trees” was the winner of the SSEF Award of Excellence 2014. In addition to a financial prize, Angela‘s winning submission marks the first time that a DAS student has won the competition‘s coveted first prize.

    The SSEF Architectural Design Competition was created to give a unique opportunity to students enrolled in professional programs in Architecture in Canada. The competitions provide incentive to explore the detailed design of exposed steel systems.

    For more information: http://www.ssef-ffca.ca/competitions/ssef/2014/ryerson1/

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    Angela Ng wins 2014 SSEF Award of Excellence

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    DAS’s ATLAS at Nuit Blanche

    ATLAS (mathematics): In geometry, an atlas refers to charts that represent and describe a manifold; a type of topologic space. A single particle exists and is understood in its local proximity by the rules of Euclidean spaces of dimensions, where globally speaking the manifold might not.

    ATLAS (experience): Is a metaphoric representation of complexities of the multidimensional reality of life. Dimensions, that in their most abstract form, are thoughts and notions, that we humans are as catalyst in a process in which thoughts become realities that shape life.

    ATLAS (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche): Is an interactive spatial experience where, based on visitor’s movements, the façade changes its appearance.

    Team Member: Siavash Vazirnezami is a master of architecture student at Ryerson, an individual from a professional architectural background and an art enthusiast.

    Team Mentor: Vincent Hui

    For more information: http://dfz.ryerson.ca/projects-2/atlas-2/

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    DAS’s ATLAS at Nuit Blanche

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    Tiffany Cheung awarded Yaffe Library Innovation Student Scholar

    DAS student Tiffany Cheung was awarded the Phyllis Yaffe Innovation Student Scholar Award. She was presented the award based on her involvement in various projects such as “Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Famous Bear Turns 100“. Tiffany contributed numerous 3D scans of the Winnie the Pooh creator Harry Coulson’s veteranian exquipment, allowing users to view these resources on a digital medium.

    To view Tiffany’s work and The Real Winnie Project: http://therealwinnie.ryerson.ca/collection/

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    Tiffany Cheung awarded Yaffe Library Innovation Student Scholar

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    DAS student team places 3rd in the 2014 Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium Competition

    DAS undergraduate students John JinWoo Han (Author of Design), Daniel Bassakyros, Hrishikesh Tailor, and Ruslan Ivanytskyy were awarded 3rd place in the UIA approved 2014 Daegu Architectural Competition for the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium in South Korea. All award-winning entries were publicly exhibited during the 2014 Daegu Architectural Culture Biennale from Oct 30th to November 8th, 2014.

    The mission of the competition was “to design a gymnasium that contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of Dalseong-gun’s citizens by procuring a space for health promotion and sports activities, offering the foundations by which to enjoy the benefits of sports, culture and welfare.”

    To this, the team has come up with following architectural response: With the construction of Techno-polis and Daegu National Industrial park, Dalseong-gun is recently going through a shift in identity from a quiet country district into an exciting cultural hub. In this context, we see an interesting potential in proposing a gymnasium that provides a break space, where the citizens relax and exercise alongside nature. In our proposal, people will be guided to interact with nature using all of their senses. They will feel the diffused green light, hear trees sway and birds chirp, smell flowers, and see green shadow seeping through the glazing. Break in Nature provides the current and the future citizens with exactly what its name suggests–a break from their daily hectic lives, engaging with peaceful nature of Dalseong-gun.

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    DAS student team places 3rd in the 2014 Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium Competition

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  • Image for the Symposium

    Image provided by Victor Huynh

    Symposium | designing the architect

    26/01/2015

    Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

    Ryerson University’s Master of Architecture Class of 2016 invites architects, industry professionals, academics, and students to a symposium titled “Designing the Architect: Reshaping Architectural Pedagogy in the Information Age”, engaging in discussions on architectural education in the current epoch. Grounded in the remarkable legacy of creating Architecture, the role of the architect and student is rapidly changing. In this context, our notion of “architect” in today’s world must likewise evolve, right from the outset of his learning. Framed around three areas of focus, this symposium will assess architectural education through the lenses of interdisciplinary practice, the digital, and sustainable issues. In response to the paradigm shift, how will the learning environment establish lateral connections, advancing the student in other areas of knowledge? How will education embrace the ‘digital’, its new methods of representation as well as enhanced capacity of material design and fabrication? Finally, how does this extend beyond the current and into the future of education, design, and practice of Architecture?

    Guest Speakers:

    Michelle Addington
    Yale University, School of Architecture

    David Gloster
    Director at the Royal Institute of British Architects

    George Baird
    Dean Emeritus of John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

    Monica Ponce de Leon
    Dean at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Principal – Monica Ponce de Leon Studio

    David Covo
    Associate Professor – McGill University
    Associate Director – Professional Program

    The Symposium will be moderated by Zahra Ebrahim, founder of Architext


    The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
    Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor
    789 Yonge Street (1 street north of Bloor)
    Toronto ON M4W 2G8

    Appetizers and Refreshments will be provided.

    Limited Seating available.
    For more information, please visit www.designingthearchitect.com

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    Building Science Graduate Program Information Session

    The Master of Building Science program targets students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and skills in the areas of building performance, measurement, building renewal, indoor environment quality and comfort, construction processes, testing/modelling, forensic investigation, and innovation, and how they are relevant to sustainable design. The program has a strong interdisciplinary character and is open to candidates from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, such as architecture, building science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, landscape architecture, and construction. Students’ exposure to colleagues with different professional and cultural backgrounds is an essential ingredient of the program.

    INFORMATION SESSION
    WHAT: MASc/MBSc Building Science Information Session
    WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    WHERE: Architecture Building, Room ARC-202
    325 Church Street, Toronto, ON
    CONTACT: bldgsci@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 2684 to register or for more information
    WEB SITE: http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/buildingscience/

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  • Professor YT Leong judging various entries

    Image by Deka Bank and German Architecture Museum

    Professor Yew-Thong sits on the jury for The International Highrise Awards

    Professor Yew-Thong Leong was the North American representative for the International Highrise Awards. These awards are sponsored by the City of Frankfurt, the German Architecture Museum and Deka Bank. The jury selected a winner that embodied a particular paradigm shift for high rise designs to come in the future.  The judging criteria fused many elements of sustainability, high density living and great urban design.

    Announcement have been announced on November 19, 2014; and there will be an exhibition at the German Architecture Museum from November 20, 2014 till February 1, 2014.

    Please visit the website for details : http://www.international-highrise-award.com/en/IHA_2014/finalists.html

     

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    Congratulations to all our Award Winners

    Congratulations to all of this year’s award winner and thank you to our donors.
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    MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    Joanne Smith
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal

    Kyrylo Lobach
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honour Roll
    AIA Henry Adams Medal

    Dorian Resener
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honour Roll
    AIA Henry Adams Certificate

    Sean Robbins
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honour Roll
    Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal

    Jacob Shank
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honour Roll

    David Campbell
    Ontario Association of Architects Guild Medal
    ARCC/ King Students Medal

    Dorna Ghorashi
    Cannon Design Travel Fund


    GRADUATE PROGRAM IN BUILDING SCIENCE AWARDS

    Michael Fox
    Alumni Research Award

    Deniz Ergun
    Alumni Environment Award

    Andrew Stiffman
    Alumni Achievement Award

    Adam Barker
    Alumni Achievement Award


    FOURTH YEAR AWARDS

    Annie Pavia
    Page + Steele Incorporated / IBI Group Architects Award
    Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario Award

    Matthew Gelowitz
    Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario Award

    Christopher McIntosh
    Association of Architecture Technologists of Ontario Award
    Hanscomb Award
    Tomjenovic Scholarship

    Krystyna Ng
    Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation Award

    Laurel Dorfman
    Department of Architectural Science Alumni Award


    THIRD YEAR AWARDS

    Gary Luk
    General Contractors’ Section – T.C.A. Awards
    Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Ontario Region Scholarship

    Rachel Law
    Sepp Hannikainen Memorial Award

    Yekaterina Korotayeva
    B + H Architects Scholarship

    Demitri Delean
    Ontario Association of Architects Award
    Myles Burke Architectural Models Award
    Ingenium Group Jack Lemay Memorial Award – Arch Science

    Ailsa Craigen
    ABBARCH Architecture (Ontario) Inc. Award

    Ariel Cooke
    Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Ontario Region Scholarship
    Morrison Hershfield Award
    Fiberglas Canada Inc. Bursary

    Brandon Bortoluzzi
    Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – Ontario Award

    Kristen Smith
    Toronto Society of Architects Award

    Lily Jeon
    Toronto Society of Architects Award

    Mark deSouza
    Christian Martinelli Memorial Award


    SECOND YEAR AWARDS

    Victoria Chow
    Ryerson Architectural Alumni Association Award
    Ontario Association of Architects Award

    John Jinwoo Han
    WZMH Architects Award

    Ruslan Ivanytskyy
    Ted Libfeld BILD Scholarship

    Karen Grubb
    Stewart Crawford Travel Award

    Shivathmikha Suresh Kumar
    Vestacon Limited Award

    Sarah Lipsit
    General Contractors’ Section – T.C.A. Awards

    Sylvia Rodas
    General Contractors’ Section – T.C.A. Awards


    FIRST YEAR AWARDS

    Gregor Tratnik
    Adamson Associates, Architects Planners Award
    Industry Supported Architecture Scholarship in Honour of Stewart Crawford

    Brant York
    Ledcor Architecture Scholarship in Honour of Stewart Crawford
    Ted Libfeld BILD Scholarship

    Matthew Lau
    Ryerson Architectural Alumni Association Award

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  • Reviews Fall 2014

    Reviews Fall 2014

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    ASC 101: Communications Studio
    Guest Reviewers – Morning Session 10:00 to 12:30

    • Peter Bull 
    • Phu Dinh
    • Leila Farah 
    • Andrew D. Furman
    • Ryan Lee
    • Jurij Leshchyshn 
    • Christine Leu 
    • Angie Michail 
    • Michael Miller 
    • Kendra Schank-Smith
    • Isabella Trindade 
    • Bijan Ghazizadeh

    Guest Reviewers – Afternoon Session 1:30 to 5:00

    • Bijan Ghazizadeh 
    • Angie Michail 
    • Michael Miller 
    • Joseph Nasr
    • Marco Polo
    • Jason Ramelson
    • Tzoline Ternamian 
    • Filip Tisler
    • David Platt 
    • Deborah Wadsworth

     

    Master of Architecture – AR 8101 Studio in Critical Practice “Life and Death (in Venice)”

    Dr. Ian MacBurnie, Associate Chair, External and Mobility Director and Associate Professor
    Arthur Wrigglesworth, Associate Professor

    9:00 to 12:00, 2:00 to 5:00 | ARC 200G

    Guest Reviewers – Morning Session 9:00 to 12:00

    • Scott Sorli
    • Matt Belaen
    • Marco Polo
    • Michelle Grant
    • John McMinn
    • Leila Farah
    • Derrick Lai
    • John Cirka

    Guest Reviewers – Afternoon Session 2:00 to 5:00

    • Yves Bonnardeaux
    • Andrew McAlpine
    • Dimitri Papatheodoro
    • Andrew Frontini
    • Cheryl Atkinson
    • Marie-Paule Macdonald
    • John Cirka
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    ASC 301: Design Studio II: Museum/Exhibition space 

    9:30 to 1:00, 2:00 to 6:00
    ARC 100 – DFZ, ARC 202 – PIT, ARC 206, ARC 300 E, ARC 400H, ARC 402 C, Atrium, ARC 103 – Crit Room
    Guest Reviewers – Morning Session 9:30 to 1:00

    • Silviu Anton
    • David Campbell
    • Daniela Cojocariu
    • Paul Hastings
    • Jurij Leshchyshyn
    • David Lieberman
    • Jana Macalik
    • Veronica Madonna
    • Chris Mohan
    • Nuria Montblanch
    • Sara Ruffolo
    • Alexis Schneider
    • Karl van Es
    • Melony Ward


    Guest Reviewers – Afternoon Session 2:00 to 6:00

    • Silviu Anton
    • Robert Coelho
    • Vivian Gabrail
    • Mahyar Hadighi
    • June Komisar
    • David Lieberman
    • Veronica Madonna
    • Farzam Mohajer
    • Chris Mohan
    • Andrew Pruss
    • Karl Sarkis
    • Chloe Town
    • Karl van Es

    Master of Architecture – AR 8101 Studio in Critical Practice “Life and Death (in Venice)”

    Dr. Ian MacBurnie, Associate Chair, External and Mobility Director and Associate Professor
    Arthur Wrigglesworth, Associate Professor

    9:00 to 12:00, 2:00 to 5:00 | ARC 200G

    Guest Reviewers – Morning Session 9:00 to 12:00

    • June Komisar
    • Terry Montgomery
    • Ken Greenberg
    • Masha Etkind
    • Miljana Horvat
    • Mark Gorgolewski
    • John Cirka

    Guest Reviewers – Afternoon Session 2:00 to 5:00

    • Ken Brooks
    • Sam Moshaver
    • Paul Floerke
    • Kevin Hutchinson
    • David Campbell
    • Maria Denegri
    • Jurij Leshchyshyn
    • John Cirka
    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    ASC 520: Integration Studio I

    9:00 to 1:00, 2:00 to 6:00Guest Reviewers

    • Vic Jaunkalns, Prinicpal, MJM
    • Michael Leckman, Principal, DSAI
    • Pat Hanson, Principal gH3
    • Phil Hastings, Principal Gow Hastings
    • Alar Kongat, Principal Kongats Architects
    • Sinisa Simic, WZMH
    • Jamie Lee, Principal, WZMH
    • Mohammed Al-Atheri, Intern Architect, WZMH
    • Tzoline Ternamian, Intern Architect, WZMH
    • Luc Bouliane, Principal, Luc Bouliane Architect
    • Steve Teeple, Principal, TAI
    • John Potter, Practice Leader, Perkins and Will
    • Roland Romcohltof, Principal RAW
    • Susan Lewin, Principal CS&P Architects
    Friday, December 5, 2014

    BSC 720: Building Science Studio


    ARC735/AR8214: Heritage Conservation Theory and Practice
    10:00 to 1:00, 2:00 to 6:00

    Monday, December 8, 2014  

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations


    ARC 720: Architecture Option Studio: “Toronto Urban Infrastructure”
    10:00 to 1:00, 2:00 to 6:00

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014  

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014  

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations
    Thursday, December 11, 2014  

    Master of Architecture – Thesis Project Presentations


    ARC 720: Architecture Studio “Civic architecture – monument and governance”
    9:00 to 6:00
    ARC 400H

     

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    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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  • Lecture: Michael Speaks

    Lecture: Michael Speaks

    Michael Speaks
    Syracuse University
    NY

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: 68, 89, 08, 14

    Michael Speaks is the Dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. The former director of the graduate program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, Speaks has taught in the graphic design department at the Yale School of Art, and in the architecture schools at Harvard University, Columbia University, The University of Michigan, UCLA, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and the Berlage Institute and TU Delft, in the Netherlands. Speaks has published and lectured internationally on contemporary art, architecture, urban design and scenario planning. His essays and exhibitions in the 1990s were among the first to introduce a new generation of Dutch architects and planners to a broader audience in North America.

    Speaks was founding editor of the cultural journal Polygraph, and former senior editor at Any in New York, where he also edited two books in the series, “Writing Architecture,” published by MIT Press. In addition, he served for many years on the editorial advisory board of a+u in Japan, and as a contributing editor for Architectural Record.

    Originally from Mississippi, Speaks earned his B.A. from the University of Mississippi and his Ph.D. from Duke University.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Bridging from Theory to Reality: Putting Patients First

    Join senior healthcare leaders, architects, engineers, project managers, constructors, clinical liaisons, quality and patient safety experts discussing new approaches to planning and development of healthcare facilities drawing on case studies, research and shared expertise. Professor Cheryl Atkinson from Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science will participate in the panel discussion which will highlight:

    · Panel discussion by the experts: How and what patient care research can be applied to healthcare facility project design
    · The Bridgepoint story and lessons learned: From the President and CEO of Bridgepoint (invited)
    · West Park: case study for planning through problem setting
    · Meeting patient’s needs – can building standards keep up?
    · Engineering the environment for an infection-free environment
    · Bridgepoint Tour

    Date: December, 8 2014
    Location: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Toronto

    Speakers:

    Marian Walsh, President & CEO, Bridgepoint Hospital (invited)
    Dr. Celeste Alvaro, Senior Research Scientist, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
    Cheryl Atkinson, Assistant Professor Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    Antra Roze, Associate, Diamond Schmitt
    Dr. Kerry Kuluski, Research Scientist, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
    Cliff Harvey, Former Senior Architect, Health Capital Investment Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care & current Vice President Planning Facilities and Support Services, North York General Hospital
    Martha Harvey, Senior Project Manager, Clinical Integration – Campus Development at West Park Healthcare Centre
    Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting
    Paul Boucher, VP Infrastructure Development, Carillion Canada
    Barry Hunt, CHAIR, Coalition for Healthcare Facility Acquired Infection Reduction and Chairman and CTO, Class 1 Inc.
    Bryna Rabishaw, Principal, Stantec

    Information / Registration @: www.cchf.net

    Inquiries, re sponsorship or this event, contact: ritamezei@cchf.net

    Rita Mezei, MSc. Planning
    Executive Director
    Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF)
    www.cchf.net

    52 Old Burnhamthorpe Road
    Suite 2
    Toronto, ON
    M9C 3J5
    Direct line: (416) 278-3611
    Email: ritamezei@cchf.net

    See the Bridgepoint21 poster for details.

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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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  • The winning continues: DAS Students, Carol Nguyen & Yupin Li win 2nd place in the EnviroSCULPT Competition

    Congratulations to Carol Nguyen & Yupin Li for their entry, Less, which was awarded 2nd place at Envirosculpt competition hosted by the CAGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Awards.

    The EnviroSCULPT competition recognizes members of the Emerging Green Builder community to divert materials from the waste stream. This contest is designed to encourage the creative exploration of using re-purposed materials that would otherwise be waste and turn them into beautiful works of art! The finalists were presented awards at the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala on October 16th, 2014 at the Arcadian, where the sculptures are displayed.

    To see Carol and Yupin’s project: http://www.cagbctoronto.org/28-news-a-events/561-awards-finalists-2014

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    The winning continues: DAS Students, Carol Nguyen & Yupin Li win 2nd place in the EnviroSCULPT Competition

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  • Congratulations to M.Arch Student Kevin Pu, Grand Winner of the Sustainable Design Awards 2014

    Kevin Pu‘s entry Urban Respiratory System was the Grand Winner of Sustainable Design Awards 2014 awarded September 25, 2014 at the Evergreen Brickworks. In addition to a financial prize, Kevin will receive a mentorship package.

    The Sustainable Design Awards (SDAs) is an annual initiative with the goal of inspiring post-secondary students to view their education through the lens of sustainability: ecological, social, cultural, economic, and beyond. The SDAs are organized by students for students, with the intention of evolving the dialogue around sustainability.

    To see Kevin’s project: http://sustainabledesignawards.ca/2014-awards/2014-winners/
    To see pictures of the award ceremony: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3nI_SBeAcuqSWpDWkpEcHRaX3M&usp=sharing

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    Congratulations to M.Arch Student Kevin Pu, Grand Winner of the Sustainable Design Awards 2014

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  • Infra Eco Logi Urbanism exhibit reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

    Currently on display at the Yale School of Architecture, the Infra Eco Logi Urbanism exhibition designed by Geoffrey Thün, Kathy Velikov and Chair of the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, Colin Ripley (RVTR) was reviewed by Julie Iovine in the Wall Street Journal.

    Read the article: http://m.wsj.com/articles/city-of-the-near-future-1413233303?mobile=y

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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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  • Projective Ecologies

    School of Urban and Regional Planning: 

    Please join us for the Inaugural Hemson Simpson Lecture Series with a lecture by Chris Reed (Harvard GSD and Stoss) and Nina-Marie Lister (Ryerson University & PLANDFORM) at the launch of the book, Projective Ecologies, which takes stock of the diversity of contemporary ecological research and theory and speculates on potential paths forward for design practices and ecology.

    Projective Ecologies
    followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Shelagh McCartney (Ryerson University)
    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5th, 5-6 pm
    SBB 312  3rd Floor

    Poster

     

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  • Photo Credit Left: June Komisar | Photo Credit Right: Nivin Nabeel

    DAS students win first place at Sukkahville 2014

    Congratulations to Louise Shin, Nivin Nabeel, and Daniel Bassakyros on winning first place at Sukkahville 2014 with their entry, Cloud & Light

    After being reviewed by a designer jury, which featured jurors such as Ken Greenberg (Greenberg Consultants), Shirley Blumberg (KPMG Architects), Sara Diamond (OCAD University), Brigitte Shim (Shim-Sutcliffe Architects), and Jennifer Keesmaat (Chief Planner of the City of Toronto), the winners were announced on October 15 at an awards ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square. As first place winners, the Cloud & Light team will receive prize money in addition to the stipend they were granted to build their sukkah.

    The team would like to particularly thank Daniel Petrocelli for his considerable help in fabricating, storing, transporting, and building the sukkah. Additional thanks goes to Simon Chen, Enica (Yuezhu) Deng, Carol Kwan, Randa Law, Tom Le, Justin MacPherson, Robin Nong, Nishil Saheba, Cathy Truong, and Kevin Kai Ye for volunteering their time and effort in fabrication and building.

    For more information, visit the Sukkahville website.

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    DAS students win first place at Sukkahville 2014

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    Who Builds the City? Symposium

    In what ways can architectural institutions – publishers, museums, schools and government – play a role in and have a positive effect on the development of their cities? How can we work together in partnership to develop stronger and more effective cultures of architecture and urbanism in Canadian cities?


    Keynote Address | Friday, November 7, 2014 | 6-8 pm | Glenn Gould Studio
    Symposium | Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 9 am -5 pm  | TIFF Bell Light Box, The Paul & Leah Atkinson Family Cinema (Cinema 4)

    This is a free public event; registration is required (click links above).

    Please be aware that this is a RUSH ticketed event; therefore in order to ensure you get a seat, those with Symposium RSVP tickets should please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to each session. Unfilled seats will be released to Wait List ticket holders 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

    Program


    Led by President Sheldon Levy, Ryerson University, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, has spent the last decade considering and acting on the role of the University as City-Builder. During President Levy’s tenure, the University has carried out a number of significant projects that underscore the ability of a major institution to impact the form and vitality of its surroundings. The Mattamy Athletic Centre, housed in historic Maple Leaf Gardens, points to the importance of maintaining our heritage as a living and evolving asset; the Ryerson Image Centre positions the University as a major force in the cultural scene in the city; and the new Student Learning Centre, currently under construction, brings first-rate architecture to the revitalization of Yonge Street. (Urban Toronto, 2014) Now, as Dr. Levy enters his last year as President, this symposium looks to re-consider the possibilities for Universities and other institutions to play a significant critical role in guiding the construction of our urban environments.

    This symposium looks at three critical ways a city can be improved through the reinforcing presence of critical institutions:

    • by creating a more robust network of information exchange and idea generation amongst people directly engaged in city-building projects (architects, urbanists, developers, activists, etc);
    • by producing more opportunities for innovative and critical practice (especially outside of explicit market influence); and
    • finally by direct engagement both in the physical construction of the city and in the evolution of development policy.

    It will address these modes of improvement through four panel discussions:

    • Session One: What can architecture publishing do?
    • Session Two: What can an architecture museum do?
    • Session Three: What can a school do?
    • Session Four: What can the government do?

    While the symposium invites speakers from around the world to share their best practices, the backdrop of the event is Toronto, with a focus on how institutions could help foster a better more critical attitude towards the development of Canada’s largest city.

    This conference is a collaboration between the Office of the President and the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University; co-organized with Brendan Cormier, Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum. We thank our sponsor the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) for their support. For questions regarding this event, please contact Nene Brode (nene.brode@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 Ext. 2894).

    This conference is eligible for OAA Learning Hours.

    Event Poster


    Keynote Address

    Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor (Ryerson University)

    Sheldon_Levy_100Sheldon Levy is President and Vice Chancellor of Ryerson University, and has been a respected postsecondary leader and analytical visionary for the past forty years. Sheldon is recognized for championing an entrepreneurial academic model with the international impact of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone and Centre for Urban Energy, and is dedicated to student success, distinctive programs and research, and the university’s role as city-builder. He was awarded a BSc, MA, and Doctor of Laws honoris causa by York University, and lectured in computer science and mathematics. He is on the list of “The Power 50 Most Influential in Canadian Business Today” (Canadian Business) and “The 50 Most Influential” (Toronto Life), and among his distinctions most recently received the 2013 Toronto Region Board of Trade Builder Award and the 2014 Canadian Urban Institute David Crombie Award.


    Session One: What can architecture publishing do?

    Practical Speaker: Anh-Linh Ngo (Arch+, Berlin)

    Anh-Linh_Ngo_100Anh-Linh Ngo is an architecture critic and an editor of Arch+. He will speak of his work at Arch+ and how a magazine can play a role in building the city, through creating a network of engaged thinkers and practitioners, providing a base literature that responds to and explores urgent contemporary urban issues, and by sponsoring events, competitions, and exhibitions that offer new commissions to professionals, outside the market.

     

    Academic Speaker: Steve Parnell (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)

    Steve_Parnell_100Steve Parnell is an architect, architectural critic and Contributing Historian for the Architectural Review. He will speak about his PhD research on the contribution of the architectural magazine to the writing of architectural history, and his 2012 Venice Biennale exhibition, ‘Playgrounds and Battlegrounds’, particularly with regard to the history of the London post-war architectural magazines Architectural Design and the Architectural Review and their role in the construction of an architecture of architecture.

     

    Local Speaker: Elsa Lam (Canadian Architect, Toronto)

    Elsa_LamElsa Lam is editor-in-chief of Canadian Architect magazine. She studied architectural design at the University of Waterloo and holds a doctorate in architectural history and theory from Columbia University. She will discuss the landscape of architectural publishing in Canada, and the city-building role that Canadian Architect has played since its establishment as a monthly magazine in 1955.

     

    Moderator: Arjen Oosterman (Volume, Rotterdam)

    Arjen_OostermanArjen Oosterman (1956) is a critic, educator and curator. With a background in architectural history he is editor-in-chief of Volume magazine (since 2007). Being also part of Volume’s publisher Archis, he is engaged in several projects of Archis, among them the Self Building Building project (with partners), Connected (with four cities in Europe) and Architecture of Peace, a long term research project on architecture’s potential to contribute to stability and peace in post-conflict situations.

    As an educator he previously taught architectural history and later on specialized in research and writing at schools of architecture. He published first and foremost in Archis and Volume, but also in international magazines like l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Baumeister and Rassegna. He wrote, edited and contributed to books on contemporary Dutch architects and architecture, contributed to Dutch television documentaries, was member of juries and awards. (www.volumeproject.org)


    Session Two: What can an architecture museum do?

    Practical Speaker: Pedro Gadanho (MoMA , New York)

    Pedro_Gadanho_100Pedro Gadanho is an architect, curator, teacher, writer, and was appointed as the Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the MoMA. He will speak about the MoMA’s long-running YAP program, which began as an installation competition for the courtyard of the PS1 Gallery and has since expanded to different venues worldwide. Gadanho will speak to how the program has influenced both the young talent it has supported, but also influenced dialogue about the city through the production of the various installations. This will be contextualized within the scope of changing attitudes in architectural curating, and presented as a practical case study of a museum’s role in city-building. (Photo credit: David Farran)

     

    Academic Speaker: Sergio Miguel Figueiredo (TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

    Sergio_Miguel_Figueiredo_100Sergio Miguel is an Assistant Professor of Architecture History and Theory at TU Eindhoven. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, he completed his doctoral dissertation at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and was a Senior Lecturer History and Theory of Architecture at Otis College Art & Design. In his presentation, Figueiredo will explore the tension that architecture museums need to navigate between appealing to popular taste as well as critically engaging with a networked architectural community. Furthermore, he will explore how both tactics, the popular and the critical, have an impact on the city. The discussion will be framed by the case study of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, which formed the basis of his PhD research (Figueiredo, 2014).

     

    Local Speaker: Sascha Hastings (Project Manager Venice Biennale, RAIC)

    Sascha_Hastings_100Sascha Hastings is the RAIC Project Manager and Deputy Commissioner of Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, Canada’s national exhibit at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, which won a Special Mention from the Biennale Jury. She also worked on the Canadian exhibits at the 2010 and 2012 Venice Architecture Biennales, was the inaugural curator of Design at Riverside at Cambridge Galleries (ON), and a long-time arts producer for CBC Radio. She will speak to the Biennale as an architectural museum, the role architecture exhibitions can play in Canadian city building, and how to make architecture matter to people who aren’t architects.

     

    Moderator: Jennifer Davis (MOCCA, Toronto)

    Jennifer_Davis_100Jennifer Davis (M.Arch, MRAIC) practices architecture and independent curating in Toronto, Canada. She consulted on the Architecture Program for tbd, the Fall 2014 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, which scrutinized fundamental assumptions concerning the role and importance of museums in society. Her exhibition experience includes the role of Exhibition Development Assistant for the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Art Exhibition, 2009 and co-curator of Flipping Properties (2014), an installation by architect Jimenez Lai commissioned for a Toronto laneway.


    Session Three: What can a school do?

    Practical Speaker: Marina Otero Verzier (Studio-X, GSAPP, Columbia University)

    Marina_Otero_Verzier_100Marina Otero Verzier is an architect, curator and writer. She is Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, a global network of research laboratories for exploring the future of the built environment with locations in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mumbai, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, which was launched by the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University (GSAPP) in 2008.

     

    Academic Speaker: Ignacio Gonzalez Galan (Princeton University)

    Ignacio_Galan_100Ignacio G. Galan (ignaciogalan.com) is an architect and historian. He studied architecture in Madrid and Delft before obtained his MArchII at Harvard GSD as a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Fellow at the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome and is currently a PhD Candidate at Princeton University. He is active as a critic, writer, curator and educator in diverse platforms, having most recently taught at Columbia GSAPP. His research has been featured at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, by invitation of the general curator Rem Koolhaas. His practice as an architect has been awarded in international competitions, and he was part of the team winning the First Prize for the construction of the New Velodrome in Medellín. He is a member of the on-going research project Radical Pedagogies, led by Beatriz Colomina at Princeton SOA, and has co-curated its exhibition at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

     

    Academic Speaker: Anna-Maria Meister (Princeton University)

    Anna-Maria_Meister_100Anna-Maria Meister is an architect and writer, and currently pursues her PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, where she is the first architecture fellow in Princeton’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Doctoral Program (IHUM). In 2014-2015 Meister is a pre-doctoral fellow in the Berlinprogram of the German Studies Association (GSA) and the Free University in Berlin, where she will further her research on questions of norms as technical and social desires in early 20th century Germany. Her work analyzes processes of normalization through institutions from design schools to bureaucratic organizations. She is a member of the research team of the project “Radical Pedagogies” at the SoA and has co-curated its latest installation at the 14th Venice Biennale in the Monditalia section, where the project was awarded a Special Mention by the jury.

     

    Local Speaker: Colin Ripley (Ryerson University, Toronto)

    Colin_Ripley_100Colin Ripley is Chair of the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, as well as a partner in the architectural firm RVTR, which takes as its mandate finding bridges between professional and academic practices in architecture. He will speak of the efforts that are under way in the Department of Architectural Science to transform itself into a multifaceted resource for thinking and action around the future of the built environment in the city.

     

    Moderator: Richard Sommer (University of Toronto)

    Richard_M_Sommer_100Richard Sommer is an architect, urbanist, and Dean of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Before being appointed at UofT, Sommer was the Director of Urban Design Programs and a Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for more than a decade. His writings and projects on architecture and urbanism have been published in Perspecta, JAE, ANY, The Harvard Design Magazine, Critical/Productive, and the books Shaping the City, Urban Design, Fast-Forward Urbanism, The Democratic Monument in America: A Twentieth Century Topography, and Commemoration in America: Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory, among others. Support for Sommer’s research has included awards and grants from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, The Wheelwright Fellowship, The LEF Foundation, and The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Sommer’s current projects include “OP CITY: Figuring the Urban Future and Its Audiences”, in collaboration with CityLAB at University of California, Los Angeles, and the establishment of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto, whose emphasis is developing comparative urban data, and visualization techniques across an international cohort of cities.

     


    Session Four: What can the government do?

    Practical Speaker: Peter Swinnen (Chief Government Architect, Brussels)
    Portret van bouwmeester Peter Swinnen, foto: Jimmy KetsPeter Swinnen (°1972) graduated as an architect from the Architectural Association London (1997) and the HAISL Brussels (1995). He founded 51N4E together with Freek Persyn and Johan Anrys in 1998. Since its inception 51N4E has contributed to social and urban transformation by means of design & research. The office gained renown through key projects such as the TID Tower, C-Mine, Skanderbeg Square, Istanbul-Arnavutköy masterplan, BUDA arts center and the experimental Arteconomy House. In 2014 Peter Swinnen resigned as partner at 51N4E.

    In 2010 Peter Swinnen was assigned Chief Architect (Vlaams Bouwmeester, 2010-15). As a spatial advisor to the Flemish Government Swinnen aims at enhancing the public awareness for a high quality oriented building culture. With his team of 20 experts he has developed a set of new strategic instruments allowing ‘research by design’ to become an integrated policy making tool. At present Peter Swinnen is preparing a PhD entitled ‘On architectural trust, doubt & impact – an agonistic implementation’, a plea for a cooperative operational environment at the core of the architectural discipline.

     

    Academic Speaker: Robert Kloosterman (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

    Robert_Kloosterman_100Robert Kloosterman is Full Professor of Economic Geography and Planning at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He was the Director of the Amsterdam Institute of Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), Universiteit van Amsterdam from 2003 to 2008. He is also Honorary Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. He held the Franqui Chair Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Studies, Universiteit van Hasselt, in 2011.

    His research is guided by questions about how the social, economic and cultural transition of advanced urban economies that gathered pace after 1980 has affected cities and why different outcomes have emerged. His current research activities centre on new economic activities in urban contexts (notably cultural industries and migrant businesses) and on linkages within polycentric urban configurations in advanced economies. A connecting theme concerns the way different (national or local) institutional environments filter, shape, reinforce or block more general changes. Robert Kloosterman has done extensive research on architectural practices in the Netherlands and he has advised the Dutch government on policies regarding architectural design and several municipalities on cultural industries more in general. He is on the Editorial Board of Built Environment and the International Journal of Creative and Cultural Industries.

     

    Local Speaker: Denis Lemieux (architecte; formerly Ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women)

    Denis Lemieux has contributed significantly to improving the architectural and environmental quality of cultural infrastructure and public-space projects through his governmental role. He will discuss the challenges and contributions the government can make including his work on design handbooks which earned him an Action Award from the Order of Architects.

     

    Moderator: Brendan Cormier (Victoria and Albert Museum)
    Brendan_Cormier_100Brendan Cormier is the lead curator of 20th and 21st century design for the Shekou Partnership at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Prior to this he was the managing editor of Volume Magazine, an Amsterdam-based quarterly on architecture and urbanism. This summer, he curated Tortona Stories at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, and assistant curated the Iranian National Pavilion. In 2009 he co-founded Department of Unusual Certainties, a Toronto-based urban design and research studio.


    Image: Fragments, 2009   © 2014 Kumi Yamashita

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  • Students without Borders

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    Internship Opportunities for January 2015 for undergraduates, graduates, and alumni.

    The Students Without Borders™ (SWB) program is now accepting applications for internships beginning in January 2015! SWB offers university and college students and recent graduates exciting international volunteer internships. The majority of placements are 3 to 4 months in duration. Placements from a variety of disciplines are available in Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam. For current placement opportunities visit: www.studentswithoutborders.ca.

    SWB is implemented through Uniterra, a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation program jointly managed by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI).

    The deadline to apply for January 2015 placements is October 31st, 2014!

    If you have any questions, please contact us at swb@wusc.ca. Additionally, if you would like to receive promotional materials to advertise SWB or other Uniterra volunteer opportunities on your campus or out of your office, please reply to swb@wusc.ca with mailing information.

    Contact:

    Rob Gillberry
    Senior Program Officer – Students Without Borders®
    Chargé de programme – Étudiants sans frontières®
    Uniterra Program – Programme Uniterra
    t: 613.761.3704. 1.800.267.8699*3704 | e: rgillberry@wusc.ca| Skype: robwusc

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  • DAS’s Stomata at Nuit Blanche

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLK8Dc2OfLo

    Stomata is named after the Greek word for “mouth” which is also used to describe pores found in the epidermis of botanical organisms that control gas exchange.

    A metaphor where changing apertures respond to the proximity of human interactions in a similar manner to how stomata pores respond to oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, Stomata is an interactive installation that responds to the engagement of the public through their proximity and senses.

    Stomata was an interactive installation prduced by the R]ed[u]xLab, a collective of digital fabricators and designers from Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science, with significant contributions by the following students:
    Kevin Pu
    Matthew Suriano
    Filip Tisler
    Rachel Law
    Alisa Craigen
    Tiffany Cheung

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  • Photo of Andrew King

    Lecture: Andrew King

    09/10/2014

    Andrew King
    Cannon Design
    Toronto

    Sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: TRANS ARCHITECTURE

    Andrew King is Design Principal for Canada with cannondesign. King has practiced and taught across Canada and in London, Berlin, Budapest, Rome, Seville, and Copenhagen. His work has been published in international art and architecture journals and recognized with international design awards. He was selected one of Canada’s “design leaders” by the Globe and Mail in 2003. He was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome in 2003 and a two Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. In 2012 he has been awarded two American Institute of Architecture Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards, one of the professions most sought after prizes. King has worked with internationally recognized architects such as Zaha Hadid in London, Tim Hiede in Berlin and Brian Mackay-Lyons in Halifax.

    He is Design Principal for Canada at Cannon Design, currently leading teams in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal and overseeing projects across Canada and in Asia. His Capillano University Film School for Cannon Design was recently awarded a 2010 Canadian Architect Magazine Award of Excellence. His Wilfred Laurier University Sports Centre for Cannon Design was recently awarded a 2012 AIA P/A Award of Excellence.
    He has led his own design and research initiative AK A for over twenty years, creating architecture, urban design, installation and publications, most of which have been recognized through awards and publications, including a 2012 AIA P/A Award of Excellence for Hawk House.

    King held the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship (2012) at McGill University’s School of Architecture and the Azrieli Visiting Chair (2009-10) at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. In 2004, he was Visiting Professor at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Art, and he has held visiting, adjunct, and special faculty appointments in architecture and at the University of Calgary, McGill, and Dalhousie, and led a five year research initiative with the Banff Centre for the Arts.

    His critical art practice (with Angela Silver) has made in-situ and gallery based installations across Canada and abroad, including artcity, the Stride, YYZ, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Dalhousie University School of Architecture, arch3 gallery and the Pratt Institutes gallery space in Rome. Commissions include lens for the Banff Centre for the Arts for inclusion in the 2005 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art and ex-urbus for Black Dog Press’ Informal Architecture by Anthony Keindl.

    Lectures include the Tate Gallery in London, the Spertus Institute in Chicago, the University of Lethbridge, Carleton University, La Sapienza University in Rome, New York University in Florence, the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, the Design Exchange in Toronto, the Confederation Arts Centre in Charlottetown, the Stride Gallery in Calgary and the Walter Philips Gallery in Banff.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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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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    Inundation: JAKARTA | Opening Thursday, October 23 @ 6:30 PM

    20/10/2014

    October 23 – November 7
    Reception: October 23, 2014 at 18:30


    As Southeast Asia’s most populous and dense metropolitan conurbation, with the second largest urban footprint in the world, Jakarta is a city of remarkable complexity. Recent trends in urbanization and development, extreme pollution, weather intensification, seasonal flooding, and sea level rise make it a key site for researching architecture’s agency within the complex urban systems of the 21st century. Through careful research with communities along the Ciliwung River and other relevant districts in the city, together we co-produced proposals that address the megacity’s unstable geography of water to promote more equitable urban development.

    Inundation: JAKARTA examines several forms of political violence as revealed by the government of the Special Capital Region of Jakarta’s plan for “normalization.” This normalization plan—whereby Jakarta’s urban poor are first blamed for congestion, overcrowding, and recurrent flooding, and then violently displaced, only to be replaced by more affluent settlements—is read as an aesthetic strategy for “urban renewal” characteristic of neoliberal capitalism in the Anthropocene. This strategy is, fundamentally, an attempt to decisively and coercively separate “urbanism” from “poverty.” Rather than posing a critique of such coercive processes of dispossession, a data-driven design research practice can create modes of interference among these processes. Design, as a practice of social emancipation, can meaningfully confront political violence by advancing strategic forms of solidarity, mutual aid, and community mobilization.

    To these ends, the Inundation: JAKARTA design research studio was premised on collaborative, multidisciplinary, community driven data collection. Such an approach required substantial research and careful design strategies. The studio was a very rare opportunity for architecture students to make actionable the results of a multi-year intercultural, intergenerational, and multidisciplinary collaborative research project on inundation and its ecological, social, and spatial consequences.

    Scott Sørli, Ryerson University
    Etienne Turpin, University of Wollongong
    Tomas Holderness, University of Wollongong
    Sara Dean, University of California, Berkeley

    Image credit: Dustin Sauder


    Paul H. Cocker Gallery

    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • DAS Sukkahville 2014 Finalists featured in Globe and Mail article

    Congratulations to Louise Shin, Nivin Nabeel, and Daniel Bassakyros on being declared as one of the eight finalist teams in the 2014 Sukkahville Competition.

    As the only Toronto-based finalists, these 3 undergraduate students were recently interviewed by the Globe and Mail to speak about their design, entitled Cloud & Light.

    Based on the twin pillars of cloud and fire (light) mentioned in the Book of Exodus,  Cloud & Light  connects to the essence of the sukkah as a temporary shelter from the elements. Just as the  Jews were guided through the desert with the pillar of cloud by day and with a pillar of fire by night, the sukkah acts as a beacon and invites users to enter into its protective enclosure at all hours.

    Sukkahville is an annual design competition hosted by Kehilla Residential Programme. Each year, designers are invited to submit proposals that re-imagine the traditional Sukkah, a temporary shelter built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot to commemorate the 40 years that Jews spent wandering  the desert. The event takes place from October 14 – 15 at Nathan Phillips Square outside Toronto City Hall.

    For more details, head to the list of finalists on the Sukkahville website.

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  • Zaiyi Liao’s Summer Studio to China featured on Ryerson Website

    The Department of Architectural Science has been sending students for a summer studio to China for a few years now. This summer’s Architecture Studio (ARC 720) was covered by Will Sloan on Ryerson’s website.

    An excerpt from the article:
    One reason it’s been so successful is because the rapidly changing country has been such a unique case study. “I go back every year to the same places, and I see the change over the years,” said Liao at his research lab. “China has a very ambitious urbanization plan – they want to move people into cities. We went to big cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and we went to their city centre, which are all busy with construction. The first year, we tried to find out the problems there – they’re doing it so quickly, and they make a lot of mistakes.

    “We look at why they’re building buildings that can only last for 30 years, when at the same time in the same country they have buildings that can last for 1,000 years.”

    Click here to read more.

    Professor Zaiyi Liao was recognized with a Dean’s Teaching Award at the 2014 Ryerson Awards event.

    Zaiyi Liao’s Summer Studio to China featured on Ryerson Website

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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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  • Lecture: D’Arcy Jones

    24/09/2014

    D’Arcy Jones
    D’Arcy Jones Architecture
    Vancouver

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    D’Arcy Jones Architecture
    Vancouver

    7 Themes: Details 2000-2014

    D’Arcy Jones (Fort St. John 1972) has degrees in Environmental Design and Architecture from Dalhousie University and the University of Manitoba.

    Jones’ studio designs renovations, houses, galleries, landscapes and commercial spaces. By torqueing and stretching time-tested ways of building, they aim to find a balance between the familiar and the unexpected. Suited to whichever Canadian region they work in, Jones’ projects have an expressive rawness, where buildings and spaces are in defiant harmony with their place. Projects are conceived as spatial vessels first, fine-tuned for their function, and full of atmosphere and variety.

    Jones’ architecture has earned recognition for design excellence, with projects published nationally and internationally. In addition to press in Canadian Architect, Wallpaper, Gray Magazine and Hauser, Jones has won a Canadian Architect Award for a prefabricated cabin called The Cowboy, and won the inaugural Arthur Erickson Memorial Award from the Arthur Erickson Foundation. In 2012 Jones’ conceptual model formed part of Canada’s Migrating Landscapes Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in Architecture. Most recently, Jones was awarded the 2014 Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement from the Canada Council for the Arts.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca

    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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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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  • 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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  • Lecture: Louis Becker and Dorte Mandrup

    Louis Becker and Dorte Mandrup
    HLA and Dorte Mandrup
    Copenhagen

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: TBC

    Founder and owner Dorte Mandrup can refer to 20 years of professional experience and a line of internationally recognized iconic buildings. Dorte is known for her artistic talent and expertise in summarizing and solving complex problems in an architectural design and has made it her specialty to work in difficult contexts solving complex programmes – offering solutions that are playful, innovative and poetic. Furthermore she has a certain ability to create strong relations to surrounding buildings and secure the social space and interaction. In her architectural solutions, she seeks to combine the tactile and aesthetic experience of space with conceptual clarity and accuracy. Dorte’s work is based on a strong analytical sense which leads to concepts that are well argued and with a built in logic of its own. On this foundation, constructions, variation of space and materials, are investigated, always with innovative and surprizing solutions.
    The organization of the office allows Dorte to work “hands on” and in close interaction with the project teams, and she has design responsibility for the layout of every project in the studio. Her work has obtained numerous national and international awards. Her ability to cut to the core of a problem is also recognized and used in international jury contexts, and in her work as a lecturer and professor. Among other professional appointments, Dorte Mandrup is a board member at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and since 2011 an appointed member of the Historic Buildings Council under the Act of the Ministry of Culture on Building Preservation and Conservation of Buildings and Urban Environments.

    Louis Becker is Principal and Partner at Henning Larsen Architects. He has been part of the management team since 1998 and is responsible for the company’s activities on the global market. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University. In 2011, he was awarded the Eckersberg Medal by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a special recognition of his extraordinary contribution in putting Danish architecture on the world map.

    Henning Larsen Architects was established by Henning Larsen in 1959. Today, the company employs 229 people and has offices in Copenhagen, Oslo, The Faroe Islands, Munich, Istanbul, and Riyadh in addition to the new office in Hong Kong.
    Henning Larsen Architects is a global practice with Scandinavian roots. The projects are the result of Henning Larsen Architects’ focus on people, daylight, and space.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • DAS lectures and events poster

    Poster 2014 / 2015

    Please click here to view our poster for lectures and exhibitions in 2014/2015.

    If you’d like to download the poster in PDF, please click here.

    *Please note

    1. Nanne De Ru’s Lecture has been rescheduled from January 29, 2015 to Thursday, February 12, 2015.
    2. Nesarine Seraji has rescheduled her lecture to next Fall due to scheduling difficulties.
    3. Lecture added since the publication of this poster:
    3 Mar
    Anders Sletten Eide and Mattias Fredrik Josefsson
    Bergen School of Architecture, Norway
    Lecture accompanying the exhibition titled Treasury of Deserted Backdrops: A Graduate Design Thesis

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  • New Website

    Welcome to our new website – this is a beta version – full website coming soon.

    We welcome you to explore and if you have questions or comments to improve the website, please contact Prachi Khandekar at prachi.khandekar[at]ryerson.ca

    Please also excuse any glitches in the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

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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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  • Kyle Marren wins ASCA Steel Competition 2013 – 2014

    Congratulations to Kyle Marren for winning the ASCA Steel Competition 2013-14 with his proposal titled “Interject”

    The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has announced that architecture student, Kyle Marren (who graduated in June 2014), was first place winner in the 2013-2014 ACSA / AISC Steel Competition student challenge. The project, entitled Interjection, was designed in an architecture option studio (ASC820) taught by Dr. Kendra Schank Smith in the Winter Semester of 2014. The competition is administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and was sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction. This prestigious international competition attracts approximately 1000 students submitting, either singly or in teams. The win is accompanied by $2000 US for Kyle and $875 US for Dr. Smith. The winning projects will be displayed at the 103rd ACSA Annual Meeting in Toronto (March 2015) and also the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (May 2015).

    The challenge of the competition was to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. Steel was to be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design. The Category I BORDER-CROSSING STATION challenged architecture students to design a border-crossing station sited on a boundary between two countries. Jurors included Erin Criste from the American Institute of Steel Construction, Thomas Fowler IV from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Julie Snow from Snow Kreilich Architects.

    The design of the Border-Crossing Station was to be guided by the principles of innovation, creativity, iconic identity, sustainability, functionality, efficiency, and either harmony or purposeful disharmony with the neighboring context border depending on the story that each student wished to tell through their project. Design solutions were to be driven by culturally significant imagery based on the border and the site’s visual and literal unifying elements.

    The main design challenges were to determine a suitable scale of the station, and to resolve the specific program requirements to work with complex site circulation needs and other contextual restrictions. Buildings could have become a network of spaces for determined vehicle crossing checkpoints and/or a series of ancillary support spaces to accommodate the increase in border-crossing activities that might be seasonal.

    Criteria for the judging of submissions included: steel as the primary structural material, long-span steel structure, creative and innovative use of structural steel in the design solution, successful response of the design to its surrounding context, and successful response to basic architectural concepts such as human activity needs, structural integrity, and coherence of architectural vocabulary.

    Each faculty sponsor was expected to develop a system to evaluate the students’ work using the criteria set forth in the program. The evaluation process was to be an integral part of the design process, encouraging students to scrutinize their work in a manner similar to that of the jury. The final result of the design process was a submission of up to four presentation boards describing the design solution. In addressing the specific issues of the design challenge, submissions were to clearly demonstrate the design solution’s response to the following requirements:
    An elegant expressive understanding of the material – steel
    A strength of the argument and the proposal’s ability to support the concept for the design (Category I)
    An articulate mastery of formal concepts and aesthetic values
    A mature awareness and innovative approach to environmental issues
    A thorough appreciation of human needs and social responsibilities
    A capability to integrate functional aspects of the problem in an architectural manner
    A capacity to derive a design, using steel, with the maximum innovation and possibility

    Project Summary

    Segregated from Spain hundreds of years ago; Gibraltar sits as a British overseas territory that has been the cause of turmoil in Europe since its conception. Located at the southernmost tip of Spain, Gibraltar is an advantageous port with access to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Regaining this territory has been an objective of the Spanish government for decades. In recent years Britain and Spain have come to an agreement that upon a majority vote from the people of Gibraltar that Spain and Britain could share the territory. This proposition was beaten out by a vast majority vote. The people of Gibraltar wish to remain under the British crown. In response to this Spain has launched a campaign of strict border regulation to punish the millions of people which cross the border every year. Due to these strict regulations and few customs officers, line-ups have developed that are often several hours long.

    The development of interject aims to heal the bond that has been broken between Gibraltar and Spain. Through the consolidation of the border crossing station on the Spanish side of the border; Spain gains territorial ownership over the border crossing, while providing a gesture of good will as Gibraltar gains access space. Through interjects’ development spatial efficiency is gained allowing for larger public green spaces. As well as a developed connection is created between the nations via a connecting public space and an overarching canopy solution. This public space and versatile canopy allows for a variety of functions and bridges the gap between the two nations. Through the provision of a shared public realm discussion is generated. A point for the sharing of culture, ideas, and the human experience.

    Juror Comments

    This winning design is elegant and most compelling for its single grand, central space. The long-span steel structure covered by a canopy creates an exciting open plaza underneath, and the patterned cladding of the canopy is beautifully designed. The sequence of spaces is clear and the circulation is well laid out. The symmetry of the two bars on either side of the border is an honest formal response to the building-type and works well in this location. Overall, the project presents the material well, and there is nice transparency about the way the secondary steel system works with the cladding of the two bars as well as a delicate quality that is expressed by the building’s space frame.

    For more details, go to the announcement on the ASCA webpage.

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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/

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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/

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  • First Day of Classes!

    Dear Students and Faculty,

    Welcome to the Department of Architectural Science! We are excited to begin our new academic year with a new website. We hope that you like it, please excuse us as we transition over from the old site to the new one. If you find glitches, feel free to e-mail Prachi at prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca. Let’s all work together to ensure that it is up to date and accurate.

    Please note that this new website will allow students and faculty to create posts and submit to the Communications Team for posting. The submit feature is still being developed, we will annouce when it is live.

    For now please follow us on facebook (@facebook.com/arch.comm) and twitter (@twitter.com/RyersonDAS) to receive about events and curricular updates.

    Here is a link to our wiki page for new students, returning students and faculty http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/wiki/

    HAVE A FANTASTIC YEAR AHEAD, FULL OF LEARNING AND INSPIRATION!

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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.

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    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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  • Awards Night 2014 – Tickets

    12/11/2014

    Awards Night 2014: Celebrating Student Excellence at DAS
    By the Department of Architectural Science

    EXHIBITION EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 11, 2014.

    Reception: November 12, 2014 at 18:30
    RSVP Every year, the awards committee at DAS selectes and rewards the best students at an official awards ceremony. The night features an exhibit of posters prepared by the receipients.

    This event is scheduled for one night only on November 12, 2014 at 18:30 PM

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca

    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • DAS goes to the 14th Biennale of Architecture in Venice

    This fall, from October 11-19, 2014, a group of students and faculty from the Department of Architectural Science will take advantage of the fall semester study week to travel to Venice, Italy to participate in the 14th Biennale of Architecture, and in particular, the Biennale Sessions.

    The Venice Biennale is the world’s most prestigious and important architectural exhibition. Following the success of earlier editions, the Biennale presents once again the program, known as the Biennale Sessions, addressed to Universities, Fine Arts Academies, research and educational institutions in the field of architecture, visual arts and kindred areas. The goal of this initiative is to encourage visits to the exhibition by groups of students and teachers who will be assisted in the organization of their journey and stay. They will be able to organize seminars in a space made available to them free of charge by la Biennale.

    Building on a very successful participation in the 2012 Biennale Sessions, this year the Department’s study tour will include Master of Architecture students enrolled in AR8101, Studio in Critical Practice, led by Professors Ian MacBurnie and Arthur Wrigglesworth, and AR8106, Current Topics in Architectural Praxis, led by Professor Marco L. Polo. This is a graduate seminar that focuses on the role of the curatorial position in advancing ideas about architecture, and how architectural exhibitions, publications and installations promote critical positions in architecture.

    For more information on the Venice Biennale of architecture, visit http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/

    For more information on the Biennale Sessions, visit http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/biennale-sessions/

    Fundamentals

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  • Toronto City Hall Exhibition Proposal Wins Canada Council for the Arts Grant

    Congratulations George Kapelos, for receiving a Spring 2014 grant from Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada to prepare the contents of an exhibition on the 1958 Toronto City Hall competition and its impact on Canadian architectural culture. The exhibition will show at the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in 2015.

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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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  • Lecture: Nasrine Seraji

    Nasrine Seraji
    Atelier Seraji Architectes et Associés (ASAA)
    Paris


    Sponsored by the Steel Structures Education Foundation 

    In partnership with the
    Consulate General of France in Toronto

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    *This Lecture has been rescheduled to Fall 2015
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Lecture Title: TBA

    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.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca

    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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    Lecture: Tom Woolley

    Tom Woolley
    Rachel Bevan Architects
    Northern Ireland

    Thursday, October 30, 2014
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Lecture Title: How to Make Sustainable Architecture and How Not to!

    Tom Woolley is an architect who specialises in sustainable architecture, and a pioneer of building with natural materials, particularly Hemp and Lime. He was Professor of Architecture at Queens University Belfast from 1991 to 2007.
    He has taught at the Architectural Association in London and many other schools around the world.
    He has a radical reputation in the architectural world from publishing the satirical magazine ARse in the 1960s and establishing the UK Community Technical Aid Movement. More recently he has written several books including the Green Building Handbook, Natural Building, Hemp Lime Construction and Low Impact Building.
    He is on the European board of Natureplus, a certification system for sustainable products and materials.
    He works with architect Rachel Bevan and they are currently involved in the Rediscovery Project in Dublin and other exemplar sustainable buildings.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Lecture: Alissa North

    15/01/2015

    Alissa North
    Director of Landscape Architecture Program
    University of Toronto

    Thursday, January 15, 2015
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: Operative Landscapes

    Alissa North, (Toronto, 1974) is the Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, where she is an Associate Professor. Alissa is the author of Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space (Birkhäuser: 2013), for which she was awarded the OALA 2014 Research and Innovation award. She is also a Founding Partner of North Design Office, a Toronto based landscape architecture practice. The office is committed to the idea that well-designed urban environments and open spaces create vibrant communities and ecologies. North Design Office has been awarded and published internationally through their competition proposals and public space installations. The Toronto-based office was established in 2005 in partnership with Pete North, and draws from the partners’ expertise in research and theory to solve challenging urban issues, and develop inventive approaches to designing the built environment.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Photo of Nanne de Ru

    Portrait by Dick Duyves

    Lecture: Nanne de Ru

    12/02/2015

    Nanne de Ru
    POWERHOUSE COMPANY
    Rotterdam

    Sponsored by the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Thursday, February 12, 2015*
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    *Please note that this lecture has been moved from Jan 29 to Feb 12, 2015

    Lecture title : The Good Life.

    Nanne de Ru (1976, the Netherlands) is the co-founder of Powerhouse Company and the
    director of The Berlage Center for Advanced studies in Architecture and Urban Design.

    He studied Architectural Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science and received the Master of Excellence in Architecture in 2002 from the Berlage Institute, Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture, in Rotterdam. In 2011 he was awarded the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize for Young Architects.

    In 2005 Nanne de Ru co-founded Powerhouse Company, an office for Architecture, Urbanism
    and Research, with branches in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) Copenhagen (Denmark) and Beijing (China). Powerhouse Company is working throughout Europe and Asia on design and research projects. The work of Powerhouse Company is published and exhibited internationally. The work of Powerhouse Company won international acclaim with amongst
    others the Nykredit Prize in 2012, the Dutch Design Award in 2009 and three nominations for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award.

    Prior to founding Powerhouse Company, Nanne de Ru worked from 2002 to 2004 at Rem Koolhaas’ AMO, the research branch of OMA, as a lead researcher and designer.

    Since beginning 2013 Nanne de Ru is Director of The Berlage. He has taught and lectured at schools across Europe, such as the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and the Oslo School of Architecture and
    Design.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Photo of Zeuler Lima

    Lecture: Zeuler Lima

    05/02/2015

    Zeuler Lima
    Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis
    St. Louis

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario


    Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima is an architect and associate professor of history, theory, and design at the School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The leading authority on Bo Bardi, Lima frames the architect’s activities on two continents and in five cities. Lina Bo Bardi is the first comprehensive study of Bo Bardi’s career and showcases author Zeuler Lima’s extensive archival work in Italy and Brazil.


    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Pat Hanson gh3

    Pat Hanson gh3

    Lecture: Pat Hanson

    26/02/2015

    Pat Hanson
    gh3
    Toronto

    The Margery Winkler Lecture

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: Interdisciplinarity

    Pat Hanson is a founding partner of gh3, a practice based on a new paradigm that explores the overlap of architecture, landscape and sustainability. Hanson has deliberately staked out a broad practice in the belief that design encompasses the entire spectrum of the built environment. During 30 years of practice, Pat has contributed design leadership to the firms at which she was a partner.

    A versatile designer and a strong visual communicator, Hanson has directed a number of architecture, urbanism and planning projects which have involved complex programs and extensive public consultation processes, as well as the realization of competition-winning designs. She has designed many institutional education projects, which bridge beyond architecture into urban design and landscape.

    Under Pat’s leadership gh3 has steadily grown in capacity since its inception, winning multiple awards from its peers. The ability to mentor and
    direct the work of a young, enthusiastic and deeply talented staff has been key to Pat’s accomplishments and success in international competitions, including the most recent awards for June Callwood Park and the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.

    Current projects include: the Borden Park Pavilion; the Natural Swim Experience Project; the RCT drainage building; the Castle Downs District Park Pavilion and the SWQF for Waterfront Toronto of which the latter three have been recognized with national design awards. Most recently Pat directed the Demonstration Designs for Design Excellence for Metrolinx’s Crosstown LRT.

    Pat has lectured on the work of the firms she has been partner at throughout North America and Europe. She maintains a strong commitment to architectural education and has served as an adjunct studio professor at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo since 1991. Pat is presently a member of the Waterfront Design Review Panel.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Lecture: Raj Patel

    17/03/2015

    Raj Patel
    Principal, Arup NY
    Adjunct Professor, Acoustics, Columbia University GSAPP

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    Title: Acoustics, Sound, Technology, and Architecture – The Future in 5D

    Raj became interested in music at an early age that his parents encouraged. He trained in classical trumpet, soon picked up electric guitar and bass, began to play in bands, and used early home computers to experiment with digital music making. He combined his passion for music, mathematics and physics, and studied engineering acoustics and vibration at the University of Southampton (UK). He joined Arup in 1993, and is now their global leader of acoustics, audio-visual, multimedia and theatre consulting practice. His work encompasses a wide range of projects in the built environment, particularly in the design of arts, culture, entertainment, education and technology spaces, urban design, art and multimedia projects, with many of the world’s highest profile architecture and design practices.

    He and his team pioneered and created groundbreaking tools to allow designers and artists to experience, both visually and aurally, how sites, buildings, environments, and artworks will sound and feel, before they are built. The culmination of this work, the Arup ExperienceLab, brings together a wide range of digital design practices, software, hardware, and fabrication in its creation and realization. Actively deployed on projects, in buildings, and research facilities around the world, it is the palette with which artists, scientists, engineers, and architects, are developing the future of the digital city.

    As a design collaborator he has worked closely with artists including (amongst others) Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Iain Forsythe, Jane Pollard, Bill Fontana, and Marina Rosenfeld, on the design of multimedia art works that have been presented spaces including Tate Modern, The Whitney, MoMA, and The British Film Institute.

    He leads multidisciplinary teams in Arup through project creation, planning, programming, development, design, and construction, and subsequently, with many of these clients in researching the boundaries between the digital and real worlds.

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca

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  • Conversation: Architecture on Display

    27/11/2014

    Conversation: Architecture on Display

    Curating Architecture: Research, Theory and Practice

    Panelists: Aaron Levy, Sasha Hastings and George Kapelos*
    Moderator: Marco L. Polo

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

    Join our guest panelists for a discussion on the current state of architectural exhibition, its role in the larger architectural discourse and its relationship to research and practice.


    Dr. Aaron Levy is a Senior Lecturer in the Departments of English and the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his PhD from the School of Fine Art, History of Art, and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. His scholarly and curatorial work centers on histories and practices of public culture and the cultural politics of memory and display. His courses explore how artists and communities negotiate belonging, estrangement, and the consequences of modernity and globalization. Related areas of research include contemporary curatorial practice and architectural discourse.

    Dr. Levy is also the Executive Director of Slought Foundation (http://slought.org), a non-profit organization located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania that works with artists, communities, and institutions worldwide to develop cultural projects that encourage inclusiveness, advocacy, and the sharing of knowledge.

    He has edited over 20 books, films, and multimedia publications, including, with William Menking, Architecture on Display: On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2010), and Architecture on Display: Four Conversations on the Architecture of Discourse (2012).


    Sascha Hastings is RAIC Project Manager and Deputy Commissioner for Canada’s representation at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. She has worked on the Canadian representations at the 2010 Biennale, Hylozoic Ground, the 2012 exhibition, Migrating Landscapes, and the 2014 exhibition, Arctic Adaptations. In her role Ms Hastings works with exhibition curators on all aspects of complex multi-faceted exhibition projects, collaborating on the co-ordination of the exhibition in Venice and helping to organize and manage tours of the exhibitions after subsequent to their run at the Biennale. She also develops and implements fundraising, sponsorship and communications strategies for projects with large budgets and multiple stakeholders, including government agencies, cultural and educational institutions, professional practices.

    Prior to her role at RAIC Hastings was a freelance producer working with the CBC, and curator at the Design at Riverside Gallery in the University of Waterloo’s Architecture Building in Cambridge, Ontario.


    George Thomas Kapelos, FRAIC is Associate Professor in and past Chair of the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University and a Visiting Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto. Before coming to Ryerson, where he teaches in studio and lecture courses in areas of design, history and theory, his academic career included appointments at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, the Harvard University Career Discovery Program and Columbia University offering courses in architecture, landscape architecture and historic preservation.

    Professor Kapelos has a long history as a critic and curator of architecture, and has curated or co-curated several major exhibitions including Toronto Modern Architecture 1945-1965 (1987), Interpretations of Nature (1994), which received an award of merit from the Canadian Museums Association, and Course Studies: Tracking Ontario’s Thames (2001). He is currently working on the curation of an exhibition documenting the1958 design competition for Toronto City Hall.


    Marco L. Polo, FRAIC is Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University where he teaches design studio as well as courses in architectural history and theory. His experience in architectural curation includes his work with John McMinn on the exhibition 41° to 66° which was selected as the official Canadian Representation for the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008. Most recently he co-curated, with Professor Colin Ripley, Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On, currently on exhibit at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI. This panel discussion complements his graduate seminar on the topic of The Curatorial Position in Architecture.


    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Year End Show 2014-2015

    27/04/2015

    Year End Show 2014-2015
    By the Department of Architectural Science

    April 27 – May 15, 2015
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario

    The 2014-2015 academic year will come to a close with an extensive display of projects generated by students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Architectural Science. Please join us on the evening of April 27 to celebrate this occasion!

    Reception for this exhibition is on April 27, 2015 at 18:30

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Church Street Redevelopment Rendering

    Image provided by Perkins+Will

    Public Space Rules

    16/03/2015

    Public Space Rules: Exploring Connected Hyper-Density in The Church Street Development
    By Perkins + Will

    March 16 – April 10
    Reception: March 19, 2015 at 18:30

    Public Space Rules is an exhibit produced by Perkins+Will to showcase the artefacts of the consultation and design process for the Ryerson University’s Church Street Development (CSD) Project. The mixed-use building will house the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational & Public Health and the Midwifery Education Program from the Faculty of Community Services, as well as a student residence on the site located at 300 Dundas Street. The display is intended to give the audience a glimpse into a highly iterative design process and the variety of discussions between the architects and the project stakeholders – University Administrators, representatives from the city, students and residents of the Church and Dundas area.

    Reception for this exhibition is on March 19, 2015 at 18:30

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Model

    Treasury of Deserted Backdrops: A Graduate Design Thesis

    02/03/2015

    Treasury of Deserted Backdrops: A Graduate Design Thesis
    By Anders Sletten Eide and Mattias S. Josefsson

    March 2 – March 13
    Reception: March 3, 2015 at 18:30

    This project investigates the potential reuse of abandoned buildings and forgotten landscapes in western Norway’s Hordaland county. Only 2% of Norway’s land mass is occupied by man-made structures such as roads, railways, docks, houses, factories, farms, industrial land,
    offices etc. As of 2013, 500,000 of a total of over 4 million buildings were left unattended. More than 30 railways lines have been shut down in the past 100 years and over 90 lighthouses have been decommissioned in the last 200 years. Based on the work of the LA-based “Center for Land Use Interpretation”, Smout Allen Manaugh’s “British Exploratory Land Archive” and RAAAF’s “Vacant NL”, this project will act as a starting point for an extensive treasury of possibilities and opportunities represented by the unattended man-made structures of western Norway.

    The project centers on Hordaland county for its investigation, a representative region of Norway where many of the findings are potentially applicable and transferable to a national context – from fishing villages to abandoned military barracks, from factories to obsolete roads, from quarries to lighthouses.
    The project consists of three stages:
    1. The Archive is an online map which identifies approximately 150 abandoned sites. The map is meant as an ever evolving component where the online public is invited to contribute additional sites.
    2. The Listings is a group of 12 sites selected from the map for their inherent potential. These sites are further investigated through a series of site photographs, sections, maps and models.
    3. The Implants represents two very different projects which explore the opportunities presented by two very different sites from the listings: Kinsarvik and Döscherholmen.

    Reception for this event follows a presentation by Anders Sletten Eide and Mattias S. Josefsson on March 3, 2015 at 18:30 in the PIT, beside the Paul H. Cocker Gallery.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • BUILT WORKS: Lina Bo Bardi

    27/01/2015

    BUILT WORKS: Lina Bo Bardi
    Curated by Zeuler Lima

    27 January – 27 February
    Reception: February 5, 2015 at 18:30


    Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992), one of the most important architects working in Latin America in the 20th century, was remarkably prolific and intriguingly idiosyncratic. A participant in the efforts to reshape Italian culture in her youth, Bo Bardi immigrated to Brazil with her husband in 1946. In Brazil, her practice evolved within the social and cultural realities of her adopted country. While she continued to work with industrial materials like concrete and glass, she added popular building materials and naturalistic forms to her design palette, striving to create large, multiuse spaces that welcomed public life.
    Lina Bo Bardi is the first comprehensive study of Bo Bardi’s career and showcases author Zeuler Lima’s extensive archival work in Italy and Brazil. The leading authority on Bo Bardi, Lima frames the architect’s activities on two continents and in five cities.

    About the Curator
    Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima is an architect and associate professor of history, theory, and design at the School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

    A book accompanies the exhibition. The book examines how considerations of ethics, politics, and social inclusiveness influenced Bo Bardi’s intellectual engagement with modern architecture and provides an authoritative guide to her experimental, ephemeral, and iconic works of design.

    Reception for this event follows a lecture by the curator on February 5, 2015 at 18:30 in the PIT, beside the Paul H. Cocker Gallery


    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Students discussing plans

    Collaborative Exercise by Yvonne Bambrick

    Collaborative Exercise 2015

    09/01/2015

    Collaborative Exercise 2015
    By the Department of Architectural Science

    January 9 – January 20, 2015
    Reception: January 9, 2015 at 18:30

    The Collaborative Exercise is a four-day long charrette providing students with the opportunity to collaborate both across the years of the program and outside of the Department in the creation of an architectural or urban project.

    This year we have collaborated with the Bodhi Collective from the Social Venture Zone and with the Ryerson Library in an architectural design exercise. The objective is to consider, imagine, and invigorate existing Library spaces as a complement to the opening of the new Student Learning Centre in February. Both projects are intrinsically positioned within the University’s Master Plan.

    CollabEx15 incorporates Project Reinvigorate and LIB Invigorate into its mandate of engagement, through a holistic re-design of spaces within our existing Library. CollabEx15 requires that students engage in the exercise at a number of complementary and interdependent scales.

    The proposals put forth by various teams will be unveiled through an exhibition in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery on January 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

    Reception for this event is on January 9, 2015 at 18:30

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • 2014 Graduate Thesis Work

    17/11/2014

    2014 Graduate Thesis Work
    By the Department of Architectural Science

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE PAUL H. COCKER GALLERY.

    GRADUATE THESIS WORK IS ON VIEW IN THE UPPER ATRIUM.

    A showcase of graduate thesis work by M.Arch and M.BSc students.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery

    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario

    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • TRANS ARCHITECTURE

    02/09/2014

    TRANS ARCHITECTURE
    By Andrew King, Cannon Design

    September 2 – October 10, 2014, 10:00 – 18:00
    Reception: September 9, 2014 at 18:30
    Lecture: October 9, 2014 at 18:30

    TRANS ARCHITECTURE looks at the fluidity of contemporary critical practice by exploring the breadth of andrew king’s research initiatives. TRANS ARCHITECTURE moves across scales from very large architecture to small objects, moves across the radically divergent landscapes of the country, and moves across the disciplines of architecture, installations and art collaborations.

    the exhibition examines the intersection of several modes of architectural investigation: large practice, speculative design laboratory, academic research streams, criticism and critical art practice. these modes of investigation are linked through andrew king’s pre-occupation with minimalist formal and tectonic strategies, cinematic perception, movement and abstraction. TRANS-ARCHITECTURE consists of a series of experiments in and around this position. this content includes an in situ installation acting on the gallery space framing 30 models and objects, 200 drawings, and 1500 filmic fragments composed into 7 commissioned works. two AIA P/A (progressive architecture) award of excellence winners, two canadian architect magazine award of excellence winners and research from the canada council for the arts prix de rome form the armature for the exhibition.

    Reception for this exhibition is scheduled for September 9, 2014 at 18:30 at the Paul H. cocker Gallery. An accompanying lecture by Andrew King will be presented on October 9, 2014 at 18:30 in the PIT, beside the Paul H. Cocker Gallery.

    Paul H. Cocker Gallery
    Ryerson University
    325 Church Street
    Toronto, Ontario


    For further information, please contact:
    Prachi Khandekar
    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: prachi.khandekar@ryerson.ca
    http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/

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  • Canstruction ® 2014

    A video celebrating the efforts of the Ryerson Canstruction 2014 team, among many others. Spot the yellow Dino!

    Canstruction® is a non-profit competition that decreases hunger and fights poverty in Toronto and cities around the world. Each year, teams of designers, architects and engineers — students and professionals — donate their time to build massive, incredible structures from cans of food, with donations going to the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto’s largest community food bank. In this city alone, more than 800,000 client visits happen each year, approximately 32 per cent of them children, use food-relief programs.

    Video by Peter Hatch Film: http://peterhatchfilm.com/

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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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    Vote for your Favorite Night Market Cart

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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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  • Design and Evaluation: The Path to Better Outcomes | Preliminary Findings

    The preliminary report by Dr. Celeste Alvaro and Deyan Kostovski is fresh off the press. For more information about the project, go to: http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/design-and-evaluation-the-path-to-better-outcomes

    PDF: A Preliminary Report on the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Pre- and Post Occupancy Evaluation.

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    Design and Evaluation: The Path to Better Outcomes | Preliminary Findings

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  • Night Market Carts Up to the Severe Weather TestIMG_1521.jpg

    Night Market Carts Up to the Severe Weather Test

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  • The DAS Canstruction Toronto 2014 Team in action!The DAS Canstruction Toronto 2014 Team in action!

    The DAS Canstruction Toronto 2014 Team in action!

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