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  1. May 31, 2023Julia Nakanishi and Ivee Yiyao Wang awarded Prix de Rome in Architecture — Emerging Practitioners
    Headshots of Ivee Yiyai Wang (top left), Paulette Cameron (bottom left) and Julia Nakanishi (bottom right)

    Julia Nakanishi (BAS '18, MArch '20) and Ivee Yiyao Wang (BAS '18) have been awarded the 2023 Prix de Rome in Architecture — Emerging Practitioners.

  2. May 25, 2023Linda Zhang's short film Chinatown 2025 premieres at DOXA
    VR reconstruction of Toronto's Chinatown

    Assistant Professor Linda Zhang's short film 'Chinatown 2050' recently premiered at the 22nd annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver. The film, a collaboration with Maxim Gertler-Jaffe, is "a visual collage of dreamlike LiDAR 3D modeling scans" that asks how might the pandemic shape the future of Toronto’s Chinatown? Five scenarios tackling this question are imagined through this technology by Asian-Canadian youth with the hope to preserve vibrant streetscapes rather than create an empty tourist attraction.

  3. May 24, 2023Can Laneway Housing Help Solve the Housing Crunch?
    Two story laneway house

    Christine Lolley (BES '01, MArch '05), principal at Solares Architecture, a Toronto firm specializing in laneway houses joined host Steve Paikin; Tim Parks, director of planning services, the City of Kingston; Gregg Lintern, chief planner and executive director, City Planning Division, City of Toronto; and Angèle Dmytruk, architect and partner at 3rd Line Studio on The Agenda, to discuss laneway houses, how are they zoned, and can their availability help alleviate the housing crisis plaguing Ontario cities. 

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  1. Apr. 17 to Nov. 12, 2023The Synagogue at Babyn Yar: Turning the Nightmare of Evil into a Shared Dream of Good
    event poster

    The Koffler Gallery, in partnership with Swiss Architect Manuel Herz and Canadian historian and curator Robert Jan van Pelt, announce the world-premiere exhibition of The Synagogue at Babyn Yar: Turning the Nightmare of Evil into a shared Dream of Good. 

    This international exhibition is brought together with assistance from Canadian architect Douglas Birkenshaw and through architectural phot

  2. June 2 to Sep. 10, 2023Robotic Clay: New Methods in Architectural Ceramics
    3d printed clay wall

    Robotic Clay: New Methods in Architectural Ceramics

    June 2 to September 10, 2023

    The exhibition will bring together academic institutions from across North America to showcase 3D-printed architectural ceramics. Combining traditional ceramic craft and robotic fabrication, the exhibition will explore how attuning emergent technologies to the unique properties of clay can create new form and spatial languages.

  3. June 22, 2023Student Awards ceremony
    children playing in an outdoor fountain

    Please join us for the Annual Architecture Student Awards reception on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00PM.  

    The evening will be a celebration of student achievement over the past year and a night to reflect on your own achievements with colleagues, faculty and staff. 

    Cash bar & Tapas Buffet - 6PM
    Awards Ceremony - 7:30PM

    On behalf of WASA, SWAG and the Awards committee we wish everyone a great end of term and look forward to seeing you on June 22nd!

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