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  1. July 18, 2021Philip Beesley and Sascha Hastings interview in STIRworld
    An undulating canopy hovers above a projection pool enclosed by a forest of speaker columns

    Spearheaded by Philip Beesley and curated by Sasha Hastings, the sensorial installation Grove at the Venice Architecture Biennale explores constant metamorphosis of our environment.

  2. July 15, 2021Jonathan Tyrrell publishes research folio Sounding Bodies: Experiments in Sonically Active Surfaces
    image of Sounding Bodies cover

    Sounding Bodies: Experiments in Sonically Active Surfaces is a new publication by Jonathan Tyrrell from the Living Architecture Systems Group Folio Series, published by Riverside Architectural Press.

  3. July 6, 2021CISC Competition winners!
    Cics First place award rendering

    Canadian Institute of Steel Construction


    The award of Excellence goes to Phil Carr-Harris and James Kwon of 4B. Award of Merit to Meghan Engelen, Maggie Claus, Eric Duplessis of 1B. Award of Merit to Elise Cloutier and Steven Lin of 3B.

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  1. July 14 to Sep. 15, 2021Exhibition: Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Façade Systems
    promotional poster of exhibition

    Working with a state-of-the-art large-volume clay extrusion 3D printer, Assistant Professor David Correa’s students set out to explore how this highly used building material can be re-envisioned for the future. This fabrication tool allows for an unprecedented level of design freedom when compared with conventional brick-making methods, while still engaging the material properties and characteristics of traditional clay. The exhibition includes 3 different project types: Student Investigation, Graduate Thesis Research, and a Research Partnership Commission.

  2. July 28, 2021Thesis Defence: Nicole Rak
    image of Art Gallery of Ontario exterior, past and present-day

    Of the thesis entitled: 

    Counterculture Plan for the Creative City: A Critique of Patterns of Flexibility and Fixity in Toronto's Creative Renaissance

  3. July 28, 2021Thesis Defence: Hannah Spasov
    image of a woman in a bathing suit with a lake and cottage in the background

    Of the thesis entitled: 

    Rebuilding our Waters: An alternative view of Ontario cottage country through models of community engagement and shared environmental stewardship

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