Thursday, August 8, 2019

11 Ways to Become a Better Architect (Without Doing Architecture)

Architects are often noted for having bad work-life balance, a lot of stress and little free time. How can you take time off while still improving your skills as an architect? Can that time off even give you an extra edge? Compared to other fields, architecture stands out as a field in which you need to “know a little bit about everything." Thus, in order to live up to our name we must also do a little bit of everything, and as they say, a little goes a long way.

Friday, July 19, 2019

University of Waterloo architecture student receives recognition from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Master of Architecture student Amal Dirie will receive a Certificate of High Merit for her essay, focusing on the temporary dwellings built by nomadic people in Somalia. Headshot and essay available in the drop box link below.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre Public Art Competition

The City of Kitchener invites artists/artist teams to submit proposals for a one-stage competition to provide a site-specific work of public art that combines an artistic vision with functionality for an outdoor seating installation at the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, Kitchener, Ontario. The competition is open to all emerging and established artists/teams residing in Canada. Each artist(s)/team is limited to one entry.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Architects, advocates team up on affordable tower to slow ‘avalanche of condominiums’

Architects, advocates team up on affordable tower to slow ‘avalanche of condominiums’

A team of architects and activists are gearing up to pitch what they envision as a new type of public housing, in the heart of one of Toronto’s poorest neighbourhoods, but first they need the city to agree to expropriate the land.

Friday, June 7, 2019

HIRSHHORN PRESENTS U.S. PREMIERE OF “THE EVIDENCE ROOM"

HIRSHHORN PRESENTS U.S. PREMIERE OF “THE EVIDENCE ROOM"


HIRSHHORN PRESENTS U.S. PREMIERE OF “THE EVIDENCE ROOM”
Read the full article on hirshhorn.si.edu

Monday, June 3, 2019

PhD students to get schooled on climate change

PhD students to get schooled on climate change

From June 3 to 12, over 30 top PhD scholars from 15 countries will gather at the University of Waterloo to participate in the Water Institute’s inaugural international summer school. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

When Houses Float Instead of Flood

As Ontario deals with the fallout of another year of heavy spring flooding, many are wondering how the province can avoid a future of the dreaded cycle of flood, rebuild, repeat. For Elizabeth English, associate professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo, it's all about learning to live with water. She is founder and director of the Buoyant Foundation Project which designs and builds houses that float rather than flood. She joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss her work.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Clay & Glass Gallery Showcases 3D Printed Façades By University Of Waterloo Students

Clay & Glass Gallery Showcases 3D Printed Façades By University Of Waterloo Students

David Correa’s Clay and Glass exhibition featured on Canadian Architect! Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Visit to the Unfathomable Past of Auschwitz

A Visit to the Unfathomable Past of Auschwitz

The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s exhibition about the death camp depicts, in ways large and small, the horrors of the Holocaust. Read the full article on the New York Times.

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