News archive - 2021

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Waterloo professors named to the Order of Canada

Eric Haldenby

Rick Haldenby and Geoffrey Fong, have been appointed to be a member of the Order of Canada.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Viktors Jaunkalns, Waterloo Architecture alum, part of design team at MJMA Architecture & Design, awarded 2021 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Western North York Community Centre render

Western North York Community Centre
WINNER OF A 2021 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Nashin Mahtani recognized with Young Alumni Achievement Medal in Faculty of Engineering

Nashin Mahtani headshot

A remote ceremony has recognized Faculty of Engineering medal and award recipients, including Waterloo Architecture alum, Nashin Mahtani (BAS ’14 and MArch '15). 

As the director of the Indonesian nonprofit Yayasan Peta Bencana, Nashin Mahtani leads the development of software to support disaster relief.

Friday, November 26, 2021

llLAB. project Bamboo Bamboo wins ArchDaily’s 2021 Small Scale & Installations award & Dezeen's 2021 Small building of the year

Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions / IILab, GUILIN, CHINA

At present, large clusters of bamboo cover most of the site, creating structures of mingling pipes and leaves. As a means to coincide with what is already there, the new architecture looked at borrowing the materiality of the bamboo, re-configuring it to form new space....it aims to augment, albeit very gently, the surrounding bamboo groves and hills.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Upcoming panel: “Human beings are more important than real estate”, or why we need a gentrification tax in Toronto

Gentrification tax

Gentrification Tax Action (GTA) is a collective of artists and designers formed to campaign for a Gentrification Tax. Current members of GTA: Jane Mah Hutton teaches landscape architecture at the University of Waterloo; Sameer Farooq is an artist and documentary filmmaker; Kika Thorne is an artist; Adrian Blackwell is an artist and urbanist, teaching at the University of Waterloo.

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