Events - 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST
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Of the thesis entitled: Manufacturing Distinction; Gaining access to Mass Customization in the Production of Architecture


Monday, December 17, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST

Of the thesis entitled: Space Pyramidicone: Structural Simulation and Optimization of A Lightweight Space Structure


This thesis investigates how to use regular pyramidal and conic expanded module stretched from

laser cut sheet metal as the basic unit to assemble a space frame structure. This thesis focuses on

utilizing computational tool to aid the design process and evaluating structural capacity of this

Monday, November 12, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST


Atelier TAG, Université de Montréal

Friday, November 9, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

Of the thesis entitled: Displaced and Urbanized; Or Why we Build


Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 8:30 AM to Saturday, November 10, 2018 — 12:30 PM CET

The conference is being organized by Prof. Lorenzo Pignatti, Director of the Waterloo Rome Program, assisted on the Organization Committee by Dr. Stefania Gruosso, a member of the teaching team at the Waterloo Rome Studio and by Dr. Lejla Odobasic (M.Arch Waterloo, 2009) Professor of Architecture at International Burch University in Sarajevo.

The conference involves over 200 presenters from five continents. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

The School of Architecture invites all interested students, along with their parents and friends to join us in Cambridge on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to see the Architecture campus, speak to professors and current students, tour the facilities, see demonstrations and displays of student work, portfolios and attend a program academic session.

Architecture Information Sessions

Cummings Lecture Theatre & Digital Classroom
Presented by Director Anne Bordeleau
10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT

Stephanie Davidson and
Georg Rafailidis

Davidson Rafailidis
University of Buffalo, School of Architecture


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT

This is not a pencil: The Thinking Hand After Computation

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT


Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory (FAST)
Lecturer, Harvard GSD / Scholar Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU

Spaces of Solidarity and Design Activism

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT to Sunday, January 13, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST
Traces invitation image, from Marco Chimienti's thesis

As architecture students we are taught to draw, to distill information into lines concisely and abstractly. We diagram the relations between events and spaces over time. We zoom out. We make abstract to understand the scope of questions we seek to tackle. We find relationships. We highlight them.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Paths to Practice poster

Paths to Practice is a day long event hosted by the School of Architecture and Co-operative Education and Career Action to bring together students, professionals, faculty, and co-operative education in exploration of current Architectural practice and employment opportunities.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT

Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event invites adventurous residents and visitors to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long.

Nuit Blanche 2018 will focus on Toronto as a city of change and progress. Join the artists and curators while they unfold, reinterpret, disrupt, question, listen and view Toronto through new eyes and our places within it.

Friday, September 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
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Stop by our booth at the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) to learn more about programs, admissions, co-op, careers, financing your education, student life, and more!

  • Find information on our programs
  • Speak to professors, staff and students, and
  • Get answers to your questions!
Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT


Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Harvard GSD

Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 11:30 AM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Real Mixed Use: Combining Living and Production on Underused Historic Industrial Sites to Resist Gentrification

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

The Design Build Research Colloquium is focused on discussion of Anishinaabe material and cultural traditions with a particular focus on the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN). The colloquium is organized by the Waterloo Architecture Design Build program (WADB) as part of the collaborative project between the MNCFN and WADB for the creation of a new pow wow arbor in a sacred grove at the heart of the community. The colloquium is open to all members of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture community as well as a wider public audience.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: The Importance of Place: A Role for the Built Environment in the Etiology and Treatment of Problematic Substance Use

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT to Monday, November 12, 2018 — 8:00 PM EST

Please join us at 7 Melville St. S. on the following dates for the Fall 2018 Arriscraft Lecture Series.

September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Last Lecture
University of Waterloo

September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Anne Bordeleau, O’Donovan Director of the School of Architecture, invites alumni, students, friends and the community to a reception at the Cambridge campus to celebrate the illustrious teaching career of professor Donald McKay.

After the reception, there is an opportunity to hear professor McKay deliver “The Last Lecture”.

Registration includes light refreshments and one drink; cash bar thereafter.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Emergent Hybridity, Cyborgs in Architecture

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — 9:30 AM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Faith and Architecture: Designing from the Heart

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Architecture is a site where the public may visit in this year's Doors Open event.

Friday, September 14, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Revisiting To-Morrow: A Contemporary Interpretation of Ebenezer Howard’s Celebrated Garden City Model

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Still Wandering: Tales from the Diaspora

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Recalibrating Detroit: A Plan for Incremental Neighbourhood Densification


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