Events - 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

In conjunction with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition, several student initiatives will be hosting a lunchtime conversation series at the Design at Riverside gallery. Following the theme of Questioning the Canon, this conversation series invites alumni and guests to address the overarching question: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities what can architectural education do?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

After the thorough work of the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH), I have received the committee’s report of recommendations on strengthening student mental health at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, March 12, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

In conjunction with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition, several student initiatives will be hosting a lunchtime conversation series at the Design at Riverside gallery. Following the theme of Questioning the Canon, this conversation series invites alumni and guests to address the overarching question: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities what can architectural education do?

Monday, March 12, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT

At both the urban and architectural scales, the suburban fabric of large cities like Toronto isolates people from one another and from the environment in which they live: social space is segregated by class, urban form is designed for the car and as a result actively discourages face to face interaction, while living spaces are cut off from the solar energy, air and living plants and animals that that surrounds them.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

The School of Architecture invites all interested students, along with their parents and friends to join us at 7 Melville St, S., Cambridge on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a great opportunity to visit the Architecture campus, speak to professors and current students, tour the facilities, see demonstrations and displays of student work, portfolios and attend a program information session.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 — 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM EST

At both the urban and architectural scales, the suburban fabric of large cities like Toronto isolates people from one another and from the environment in which they live: social space is segregated by class, urban form is designed for the car and as a result actively discourages face to face interaction, while living spaces are cut off from the solar energy, air and living plants and animals that that surrounds them.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST

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?”

This particular conversation will feature Charles Walker and Theodora Vardouli and will consider the following sub-question: "How can digital technology qualitatively engage the complex material, economic and social realities of the world?"

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

In conjunction with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition, several student initiatives will be hosting a lunchtime conversation series at the Design at Riverside gallery.

Following the theme of Questioning the Canon, this conversation series invites alumni and guests to address the overarching question: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?

Monday, February 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

In conjunction with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition, several student initiatives will be hosting a lunchtime conversation series at the Design at Riverside gallery.

Following the theme of Questioning the Canon, this conversation series invites alumni and guests to address the overarching question: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?

Friday, February 16, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

Of the thesis entitled: The Sockeye Special: Reimagining the Arbutus Corridor for a Resilient Vancouver

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST

Of the thesis entitled: Post-Oil +15: Designing an “Urban Campus” in Downtown Calgary

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 9:30 AM EST

Of the thesis entitled: Body, Mind and Existence Shaped by Built Form: The Strategic Creation of Affective Architecture and the Practitioner’s Role

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Monday, February 12, 2018 — 5:00 PM EST

Of the thesis entitled: Henrik Latrope

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This is a parody on Albert Camus’ The Fall, and it satirizes Contemporary Architecture’s Dystopic Marginalizations. It takes place one fateful night between a frustrated middle-aged architect, Henrik Latrope, and his fresh off the streets client Moseley.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST

This conversation is the fourth 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?”

This particular conversation will feature Siamak Hariri and Philip Yuan and will consider the following sub-question: "How can design pedagogy address the very real problems of the world while retaining its radical openness and experimentation?”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — 1:30 PM EST
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Monday, February 5, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST to Sunday, April 8, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

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.

Friday, February 2, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Organized by the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Building Common Ground Symposium features 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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST

This conversation is the third 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?”

This particular conversation will consider the following sub-question: “With its legacy of confronting difficult questions, how can cultural history evolve to embrace the complex cultural narratives of our global world?”    
 

Sunday, January 21, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

A multidisciplinary look at the installation The Evidence Room, its historic context, and its significance in understanding the mechanisms behind the Holocaust. 

RSVP is required.

Download The Evidence Room Symposium Program and Schedule

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

Of the thesis entitled: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Friday, January 12, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

Of the thesis entitled: POWER, ARCHITECTURE, TRANSITION: Creating a Safe Space for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Friday, January 12, 2018 — 9:30 AM EST


Of the thesis entitled: Motion with Moisture: Creating Passive Dynamic Envelope Systems Using the Hygroscopic Properties of Wood Veneer

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 — 5:30 PM EDT

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.

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