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The School of Architecture at Waterloo is a leader in design education and research. It offers a fully cooperative professional program, and has been rated the greenest architecture curriculum in Canada. It is also the only Canadian school of architecture to have a permanent international facility, which has operated since 1979 in Rome, Italy. The school attracts top students from across Canada and around the world.

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  1. Feb. 14, 2018Building Common Ground symposium playlist available

    Held on February 2, 2018, the Building Common Ground Symposium featured Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and scholars, addressing issues of place making, acquisition of embodied knowledge through design and hands-on making, and Indigenous conceptions of space and narrative. Discussions examined key questions of collaborative research, related to decolonization and reconciliation, that are central to the Waterloo Architecture Design Build Program, building connections between academic research and educational practice, through engagement with First Nations communities.

  2. Dec. 20, 2017Bryce Clayton receives Award of Excellence

    Waterloo Architecture graduate, Bryce Clayton, received the Award of Excellence for the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards in the category Student Projects. Bryce's Thesis, 53 North: Tactical Infrastructure in Edmonton, explores creating a new design tool whereby the intrinsic values of snow can be utilized to create winter public spaces to temporarily occupy the urban void.

  3. Nov. 15, 2017Congratulations to Bennett Oh and Team Interlace

    Waterloo Architecture wishes to congratulate Bennett Oh and Team Interlace, who won the Celebration 2017 legacy project.

    Celebration 2017 was a year-long, three-stage challenge that saw interdisciplinary teams of Waterloo students compete to design an innovative and creative student space in the centre of our campus.

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  1. June 25, 2017 to Sep. 3, 2018The Evidence Room

    An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.

    The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp.

  2. Feb. 5 to Apr. 8, 2018Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    Dear Friends,

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for the opening of an exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of Waterloo Architecture.

  3. Mar. 1, 201850th Anniversary Lecture Series, Conversation 5

    This conversation is the fifth of 6 conversations. The series will stage conversations around the different areas of the Waterloo Architecture curriculum with one broad ambition: “Questioning the canon: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?”

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