Monday, June 21, 2021

Congratulations to the BAS and MArch graduates!

image of cap and degree

The Waterloo Architecture community wishes to congratulate the 2 students who have completed their Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree and the 31 students who have completed their Master of Architecture degree. While we can't celebrate in person, the Class of Spring 2021 were sent a video of congratulatory messages from faculty and staff, participated in a virtual toast, and on June 19th joined the Class of 2021 Virtual Convocation Celebration.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Contested Circumpolar: Domestic Territories

Map of the Territory

17th International Architecture Exhibition



Monday, May 17, 2021

Venice Biennale GROVE sneak peek

image of GROVE installation in progress

The Living Architecture Systems Group’s GROVE project opens this month at the Venice Biennale. The pool-shaped form in the middle acts as a kind of well that will receive a CGI-based film entitled Grove Cradle. 40 channels of sound will weave in and out around it, enacting a death-to-life-to-death cycle that includes mineral, liquid and organic forms rising and transforming into a child’s form who wakes and explores, touching and communicating hesitantly. Sound includes extracts from Flaubert’s Temptations of St.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Babyn Yar synagogue opens in Ukraine

image of the synagogue

A synagogue designed by Basel-based architect Manuel Herz for the Babyn Yar site in Kyiv, Ukraine, held it's official opening. It is a pop-up synagogue that stands in the tradition of the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe that were all destroyed during the Holocaust. It is a building that is inspired by the children’s pop-up book.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Anya Moryoussef wins RAIC Emerging Architect Award

Congratulations to Anya Moryoussef (MArch '06), who has received the 2021 Emerging Architect Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

The Emerging Architect Award is to recognize an emerging architect for excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession. It is intended that this award will inspire other individuals to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Brenda Reid nominated for a Women of the Year Award

Congratulations to MArch candidate Brenda Reid, for receiving a nomination for the Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Awards, in the Arts & Culture category. The Awards celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women in Waterloo Region. "The women nominated are doing incredible things which help build strong communities and it is evident that their accomplishments are making a difference across the region," said Tim Beckett, festival President. 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Alumnus Elsa Lam receives a RAIC Award of Excellence

Congratulations to alumnus Elsa Lam, recipient of a RAIC Award of Excellence.

The book Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967 to the Present has won the President's Award for Multimedia Representations of Architecture. This award recognizes a narrative about buildings and cities that promotes the publics understanding of architecture and the role of architects. The entry must be a body of work. 

Medal Recipient: Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967 to the Present

Elsa Lam (Editor), Graham Livesey (Editor)
Published: 2019
Toronto, ON

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Naama Blonder's team named as honoree for OAA's SHIFT challenge

mini Midrise render

The Ontario Association of Architects’ (OAA’s) 2021 SHIFT Resiliency/Architecture Challenge sought unique, inventive ideas that would promote public dialogue, shift public consciousness, affect society, and drive change.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Alison Brooks named a High Commendation at 2021’s Female Frontier Awards

image of Alison Brooks

Waterloo Architecture alumnus Alison Brooks (BES '85 and BArch '88) was named a High Commendation at 2021’s Female Frontier Awards, in the Architect of the Year category.

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