Congratulations to Teresa Tran and Thanh Tran along with Shalaka Jadhav (Urban Planning, Waterloo) for their proposal TABS, which won second place in the World’s Challenge Challenge UWaterloo on March 1st. The team proposed a sustainable, low-cost, low-maintenance rainwater collection system to provide potable water in rural Vietnam.
The School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Architectural Engineering with a proposed start date of September 1, 2018. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor may be considered.
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.
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.