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  1. Nov. 26, 2021llLAB. project “Bamboo Bamboo” wins ArchDaily’s 2021 Small Scale & Installations award & Dezeen's 2021 Small building of the year
    Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions / IILab, GUILIN, CHINA

    At present, large clusters of bamboo cover most of the site, creating structures of mingling pipes and leaves. As a means to coincide with what is already there, the new architecture looked at borrowing the materiality of the bamboo, re-configuring it to form new space....it aims to augment, albeit very gently, the surrounding bamboo groves and hills.

  2. Nov. 15, 20212021 Projects Review Exhibition
    Projects Review Promotion

    The University of Waterloo School of Architecture Projects Review 2021 features graduate and undergraduate projects from the past year.

    The exhibition showcases the creativity, craft and commitment to architectural excellence that are internationally recognized qualities of the School.

  3. Nov. 9, 2021​​​​​​​Jane Mah Hutton Receives Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

    Jane Mah Hutton Receives Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

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  1. Dec. 3, 2021Waterloo Architecture Master's Thesis Reviews
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  2. Dec. 8, 2021Thesis Defence: Thanh Tran
    Saigon alleyway social space neighbourhood

    RESILIENT GROUND | A Proposal for Re-Establishing Relationship Between People, Land and Water in Saigon/Ho-Chi-Minh City Amidst Urbanization and Flooding

    The urban fabric of Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City, HCMC) is an intense and complex layering of planning and development. It has provoked my curiosity for a long time because of its pragmatic, informal, and unpredictable development. This pragmatism has allowed people to become active participants in the process of creating a unique urban form of alleyway housing.

  3. Feb. 15, 2022Bachelor of Architectural Studies Admission Webinar Registration: Admissions Overview and Q+A

    2022 BAS applicants

    Please join us as Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) Admissions Chair, Rick Andrighetti, will review the second stage of the BAS Admissions Process, including information about portfolios, interviews and the précis test. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions following the presentation.

    Registration is required.

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