AE inagural capstone setting a high bar
This February, the second year Architectural Engineering students designed, constructed, and tested miniature façades with the aim to reduce electricity consumption due to heating but also avoid overheating due to excessive solar gains through windows.
Students were assigned a window-to-wall ratio and challenged to consider the effects of both heat loss and solar heat gains on indoor occupant comfort. This resulted in some interesting façade material choices and some innovative shading device designs.
On February 4th, the first Architectural Engineering graduating class participated in the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Iron Ring Ceremony) where they received their Iron Rings.
This event marks another milestone achieved by the AE class of 2023. Congratulations!
Message from Dr. Mohamad T. Araji, Incoming Program Director of Architectural Engineering
The WalterFedy AE Design Days 2022 event was held during Orientation Week for new Architectural Engineering students on September 7th-9th. The class of 2027 was divided into groups and challenged with the design and construction of a piece, or set, of outdoor furniture suited for a selected site on the University of Waterloo campus.
Maria Stakheiko, 4th year Architectural Engineering student, was chosen for the Ontario Building Envelope Council’s Undergraduate Scholarship Award.
Maria, who had reference/faculty sponsorship from Dr. John Straube (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture), receieved a scholarship that includes a year membership to OBEC and a mentor for the year, along with a monetary prize.
Maria's announcment on LinkedIn:
"Earlier this summer I was honoured and humbled to have been chosen for the Ontario Building Envelope Council’s Undergraduate Scholarship Award. Thank you Ontario Building Envelope Council for your generosity, and I am very excited for all of the opportunities and mentorship that this award provides!"
During Jan. 28-29, a team composed of four undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering, Planning, and Accounting & Financial Management Students at the University of Waterloo competed in the 8th edition of the Annual Ryerson Real Estate Case Competition “Expand Your Empire (EYE)” where they won both the First Place Grand Prize and the Most Feasible Design for a total cash prize of $11,500.
Charlie Frise, a third-year Architectural Engineering student at UWaterloo, has not let the pandemic slow him down. Rather, he has used the changing work culture to springboard his new venture of creating customisable office space in your backyard. Combining his passion for building with a keen sense of entrepreneurship, Frise kickstarted Frise Design and Build and got busy designing and creating tiny builds.
“Design Days” is a unique two-day event held during Orientation Week, for new Architectural Engineering students. Students are given the opportunity to solve a challenging, open-ended problem by brainstorming, designing and constructing a solution in collaboration with their new classmates. The aim of the event is to engage students in “design from Day 1”, and create an experiential learning environment where students are given the freedom to explore creative ideas whilst also drawing on the resources of experienced faculty, staff, technicians and upper-year students, for guidance.
The playground at Elizabeth Ziegler Elementary School has a popular new addition thanks in part to a group of four UW Architectural Engineering students from the class of 2023. Recently a new play structure was installed in the schoolyard based on the custom design created by UW students Jocelyn Cao, Rayen Feng, Jake Gu and Michael Hioe. The design was completed as part of their AE 125 Structural Design Studio course held during Spring term 2019.