Congratulations to Daniel Abad, who received the RAIC Honour Roll, ARCC King Student Medal, and his thesis received commendation.
The RAIC Honour Roll is awarded to 4 students whose academic average is in the top 10% (MArch 2019).
Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), the ARCC King Student Medal award is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.
Daniel's thesis Six Empty Shells, Contextualizing the Aspirations of Mexican Modernity through the Tlateloco Housing Complex, also received commendation.
Daniel Abad is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture master's program. Daniel's recent work investigates the housing urbanism and architecture produced by the Meican state in the mid 20th century, a period defined by national identity and social reform. He unravels the promises embodied in these projects and documents their subsequent betrayal. He is a founding co-editor of galt. publication and co-directed BRIDGE Centre for Architecutre+Design. He has practiced in architectural firms in Toronto, CDMX, Rome, Barcelona and Paris.