Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM
The architectural profession is experiencing an exciting new phase in design practice. Many transitions have led us to this point of emerging practice from the architect as the master mason to a representation-maker; from pen and pencil to mouse and keyboard; three-dimensional digital models to parametric databases. With these technological advancements in design and fabrication, architects and designers are now diversifying their traditional scope of responsibility and experimenting with new modes of creation. To critically assess where we currently stand and project the methods of the future, we look to the leaders of exploration and innovation to compare and contrast their processes of design.
Ryerson University’s Master of Architecture class invites architects, academics, industry professionals and students to come together to explore and debate the effects this metamorphosis is having on the role of the architect.
Guest speakers include:
Alex Bozikovic (Moderator)
Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail
Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at Harvard University GSD
Director, AKT II Structural Engineering
Principal, SHoP Architects
Managing Director SHoP Construction
Adjunct Professor of Architecture at University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto John H. Daniels School of Architecture
Principal, Denegri Bessai Studio Architecture and Urbanism
Presentation 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Refreshments 8:30 to 11:00 pm
234 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5K 1B2
This symposium is generously supported by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, the Department of Architectural Science and AIAS Ryerson University. Thank you to our industry sponsors: Adamson Associates Architects, Blackwell, Diamond Schmitt Architects, HDR Architecture Associates Inc., Kasian, Perkins + Will, Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), and Walsh Canada. Thank you for our in-kind supporters: Canadian Architect, IIDEX Canada, the Design Exchange, and Azure Magazine.
OAA Continuing Educational Hours
This event will be counted towards structured learning hours for the OAA’s Continuing Educational Hours.