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Arfa Aijazi

Assistant Professor

Arfa Aijazi is a PhD student in Building Science in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and also works as a graduate student researcher at the Center for the Built Environment. She received a Masters in Building Technology (2017) and Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering (2013) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her doctoral research evaluates how climate change impacts building performance by using future weather files in existing simulation tools in order to design more climate resilient buildings.

Rick Andrighetti

Rick Andrighetti

Continuing Lecturer

Rick received his B.Arch. from Waterloo in 1984. His design work, in conjunction with Toronto firms, has received numerous awards, including a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture. He has taught in numerous design studios over the years, with an emphasis on design fundamentals. He has also taught courses in landscape theory and design. Research interests include: Canadian architecture and landscape history and theory; contemporary landscape design; relationships between buildings and the land; land art.

Mohamad T. Araji

Mohamad Araji

Associate Professor

Dr. Araji is a design expert in climate and environment. He has contributed to landmark projects that range from the Chicago DeCarbonization Plan to the world’s tallest buildings Jedda Tower and the world’s first large-scale positive energy building Masdar Headquarters. Numerous of these projects and winning competitions in his work portfolio at renown architecture firms in the United States apply innovative technologies to form high-performance, sustainable designs that generate minimal ecological footprint.

Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley

Professor

Philip Beesley RCA FRAIC (Professor School of Architecture, University of Waterloo; Director Living Architecture Systems Group/LASG, Director Riverside Architectural Press) is a practitioner and researcher developing sculpture and architecture that approach near-living functions. His collaborative research integrates multiple disciplines from art, science and technology. He is widely cited as a pioneer in the rapidly expanding fields of interactive systems and responsive architecture.

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Adrian Blackwell

Associate Professor / Associate Director, Research

Adrian Blackwell received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo and his Master of Urban Design from the University of Toronto. He is an artist and urban and architectural designer whose work examines the relation between physical spaces and political/economic forces. He has exhibited his work at artist-run-centers and public institutions across Canada, in the 2005 Shenzhen Biennale, the 2011 Chengdu Biennale and at London’s Architectural Association.

Terri Meyer Boake

Terri Meyer Boake

Professor

Education
B.E.S., University of Waterloo
B.Arch., University of Waterloo
M.Arch., University of Toronto
LEED AP

Teaching Interests
Building construction, Environmental design, Passive design, Sustainable design, Steel construction, AESS, Architecture and film, Multimedia, Web design

Research Interests
Construction technology, Low Carbon design, Steel construction, AESS, Diagrids, Architecture and film

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Anne Bordeleau

Professor

A registered architect in Quebec, Anne Bordeleau was awarded a PhD from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (University College London, UK) after receiving her professional degree and Masters in the history and theory of architecture from McGill University (Montreal). She is an architect and historian with publications on the temporal dimensions of casting, drawings, maps, buildings and architecture more generally.

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David Correa

Associate Professor

David Correa's research looks at biological structures and processes as a source of insight for the development of new fabrication processes and advanced materials. The research aims at implementing state of the art digital fabrication tools (robotic manipulators, 3D printers and CNC milling) to develop innovative and high-performance design solutions for industrial and architectural applications.

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Elizabeth English

Professor

Elizabeth English has experience in education, practice, teaching and research in both the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a PhD in Architectural Theory from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Enns

Jonathan Enns

Assistant Professor

Jonathan is a designer and assistant professor at the University of Waterloo where he teaches courses in the Architecture and Architectural Engineering departments. His work and research are dedicated to the empowerment of novice design & building cultures through the development of intuitive design processes and easy to assemble building systems.

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David Fortin

Professor

David Fortin is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), a LEED accredited professional, and a registered architect in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and has since taught undergraduate and graduate courses in architectural design, history and theory, in the UK, USA, and Canada.

Rick Haldenby

Rick Haldenby

Professor

Rick is a very proud graduate of the Waterloo School of Architecture and was its Director from 1988-2013. He is the founder of our Rome Program, a teacher in the Iconography Theme area, and a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award. He has also been involved in archeological work in Italy, Carthage and Malta and runs the mid-size city research program. Research interests include: Mediterranean archaeology; design and management of historic landscapes and sites; design in mid-size cities; and community/university partnerships.

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Jane Mah Hutton

Associate Professor

Jane Mah Hutton is a landscape architect whose research focuses on the expanded relationships of the act of building – from material flows to labour movements. Hutton’s work examines the movement of materials as they pass from production landscapes (plantations, quarries, factories) to designed constructions (buildings, landscapes, infrastructure) through demolition and disposal or re-use. She recently completed the book, Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements (Routledge, 2019) that traces five seminal landscape materials that ended up in New York City over the past century.

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Marie-Paule Macdonald

Associate Professor

Education
Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS),  Urbanisme, 
Institut Français d’Urbanisme, Université de Paris VIII – Vincennes- Saint Denis, France 1987

Bachelor of Architecture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ongoing education: Ph.D., Philosophy, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Teaching Interests
Contemporary architectural and urban design, theory and practice, landscape architecture, urbanism, contemporary sculpture and their inter-relations.

John McMinn

John McMinn

Professor

John is a graduate of the Architectural Association and McGill University, and has taught and lectured at many schools of architecture in Europe and North America. He practices in Toronto, is a frequent curator of exhibitions on architecture, and has published widely in journals on contemporary Canadian architecture. He has written books on the cultural dimensions of contemporary sustainable architecture, 41º to 66º: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada, and on Canada’s leading engineering practice, Yolles: A Canadian Engineering Legacy.

Maya Przybylski

Maya Przybylski

Interim O'Donovan Director / Associate Professor

Maya Przybylski is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto where she was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute Medal for her thesis work. She previously earned a degree with a specialization in Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Through her teaching, research and design work Maya is exploring the complex intersection of architectural design, data and computation.

Val Rynnimeri

Val Rynnimeri

Associate Professor

Val is a graduate of the Waterloo School of Architecture and has been an adjunct faculty member since 1981 and a full-time faculty member since 1990. He also has an MA in History from the University of Guelph. His design work has won numerous competitions and awards, and focuses on urban design and land development, the landscape urbanism of the urban periphery, and the ecosystem design of green infrastructure.

Lola Sheppard

Lola Sheppard

Professor / Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies

Lola Sheppard’s research exists at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. It privileges architecture as a mutable territory that is formed out of and responsive to its history and environment.  The work posits that the role of the architect is not simply problem solver or designer, but cultural, environmental and spatial detective, bringing to light the forces at work within a site-specific climate and geography, and able to look for synergies between issues and opportunities.

John Straube

John Straube

Associate Professor

John Straube is an Associate Professor joint-appointed to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. He researches and teaches building science, building materials, and engineering design with a focus on high-performance low-energy sustainable buildings.

Robert Jan van Pelt

Robert Jan van Pelt

University Professor/ Associate Director, Graduate Studies

Robert Jan van Pelt has taught at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture since 1987, and held appointments at many institutions of higher education in Europe, Asia and North America, including the Architectural Association in London, the Technical University in Vienna, the National University of Singapore, the University of Virginia, Clark University, and MIT. 

Tracey Eve Winton

Tracey Eve Winton

Associate Professor

Tracey Eve Winton is a designer, artist, scholar and urbanist, specialized in iconography, architectural narrative, and spatial symbolism. She received her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Architecture from the University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, with Dalibor Vesely, and her MArch in the History and Theory of Architecture from McGill University, with Alberto Pérez-Gómez. She also holds a professional Architecture degree, and a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. Tracey has worked professionally in offices in Toronto, Montreal, and London, and in her own studio.

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Matthew Allen

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Allen researches the history and theory of architecture, computation, and aesthetic subcultures as they pertain to today’s pressing ecological and social issues. He is the author of Architecture becomes Programming: Modernism and the Computer, 1960-1990 and essays in venues such as Loge-fluxDomus, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (his writing can be found here). Allen holds a PhD and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.

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Saarinen Balagengatharadilak

Adjunct Professor

Saarinen is an architectural designer based in Toronto.  He obtained a Master of Architecture from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. He is interested in the process of grafting built work into specific site conditions while exploring phenomenological opportunities to elevate the human spirit.

Eric Beck Rubin

Eric Beck Rubin

Adjunct Professor

Eric Beck Rubin received a doctorate in comparative literature from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a master of architectural history and theory from McGill University. His areas of academic specialty are disparate – Memorials and Memory, 19th and 20th Century Literature, Fin–de–Siècle Vienna, and South Asian and Post–Colonial Studies. The common interest is in the way works of art transmit memory, and what happens when we use fiction as a means of conveying history.

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Tara Bissett

Adjunct Professor

Tara Bissett teaches architectural history and theory from 1500 to our contemporary period. She specializes in the history of craft and labour in architecture, contemporary architectural history and theory, and early modern (global) architecture. Courses taught at the University of Waterloo include Contemporary Architectural Theory, Ornament and its Discontents, Architecture and Media, and Architecture: Pre-Renaissance to Reformation.

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Michael Bootsma

Adjunct Professor

Michael is an architect licensed by the OAA. He studied at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where he received the OAA Guild Medal for his graduate thesis on civic infrastructure. Michael has worked in London, Rotterdam, and Toronto on projects including the National Gallery of England, social housing developments in the Netherlands, and Toronto’s Union Station.

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Cheryll Case

Adjunct Professor

Cheryll Case, founder, and principal urban planner of CP Planning nurtures relationships between the government, charity, private, and community sectors to develop programs that reflect housing as a human right. In partnership with community, she implemented the Black Futures on Eglinton community research project that is now living through the Tenant Solidarity Program (TSP) where she and community organize for affordable housing in Little Jamaica, Toronto.

K. Jake Chakasim

K. Jake Chakasim

Adjunct Professor

Jake, a Cree scholar from the Mushkegowuk Territory (Northern Ontario) continues to establish an interdisciplinary approach to community design via Architecture, Engineering and Indigenous Planning Principles. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate with UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, SCARP where he is formulating a practice-based research approach to community planning with a focus on Resilient Strategies conducive to First Nations urban and rural development.

Roberto Damiani

Roberto Damiani

Adjunct Professor

Roberto Damiani is a designer, scholar and curator whose work investigates how architecture and urbanism can engage and empower multiple "publics" in today contested urban environments. He received his Ph.D. in History and Theory of Urbanism from the Università "G. d’Annunzio" in Pescara with a dissertation on Aldo Rossi’s, Colin Rowe’s, and Oswald Mathias Ungers’ innovative pedagogies on architecture and the city. Some of its doctoral research was on display in the pavilion Radical Pedagogies at the 2014 Venice Biennale and it was published in the magazine San Rocco.

Ella den Elzen

Ella den Elzen

Adjunct Professor

Ella den Elzen is an architectural designer and researcher. Working with modes of representation such as drawing and model making, she is interested in exploring the role of architecture in relation to justice. Her research examines questions around spaces of incarceration, borders, and settler-colonial infrastructures. She currently works as a curatorial assistant at the Canadian Centre for Architecture on exhibition projects. Previously, she worked at architectural and urban design practices based in Toronto and New York City on projects at a range of scales.

Jennifer Esposito

Jennifer Esposito

Adjunct Professor

Jennifer Esposito is a licensed Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects. She graduated with a post-professional Master of Architecture II from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2012) and previously earned a Master of Architecture (2007) and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (2005) from Carleton University.

Michelle Fenton

Michelle Fenton

Adjunct Professor

Michelle graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Masters of Architecture (2002) and  Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degrees (1998). Her thesis, based on cultivating authentic spaces by identifying and celebrating established ritual and collective memory, won the Outstanding Thesis of the Year award. 

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Salim Filali

Adjunct Professor

At the age of nineteen years old, Salim El Filali came to Canada from Morocco to start his bachelor's degree in architecture at Université de Montréal. After graduating in 2014, he decided to settle in Montréal and worked for two years for a small architecture office called Archidesign Inc.

Michael Fohring

Michael Fohring

Adjunct Professor

Michael Fohring is a co-founder of the Toronto-based design studio Odami. The studio’s work ranges from architectural design to interiors, furniture, and small objects, with a focus on contextual design rooted in materiality and craft.

Michael completed his B.Sc.Arch and M.Arch degrees at McGill University in Montreal, where he was named to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll, and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the RAIC Student Medal. Michael was also named a One Club for Creativity Young Gun in 2018 for 30 international designers under 30.

Zoë Hanneman

Zoë Hanneman

Adjunct Professor

Zoë Hanneman is a Professional Engineer and founder of Hanne Engineering Ltd., a boutique structural engineering firm that specializes in residential structures.

Prior to founding Hanne Engineering, Zoë held positions at Blackwell Structural Engineers, Anchor Shoring & Caissons, and Lafarge in Toronto. Her expertise in residential design and consulting is also complimented by her extensive hands-on experience, having worked as a rough carpenter for several years.

Jessica Hanzelkova

Jessica Hanzelkova

Adjunct Professor

Jessica is an intern architect and performance artist. She graduated with a B.A.S from Laurentian University and a M.Arch from the University of Waterloo, where she was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal for her thesis work titled “The Artifacts of No-Place”. This work and her ongoing praxis, use the lenses of her own racialized and gendered identity to poke at the performativity of- and expectations placed on- bodies in public space.

Anna Ingebrigtsen

Anna Ingebrigtsen

Adjunct Professor

Anna Ingebrigtsen is a licenced Landscape Architect and interdisciplinary designer. She has practised within architecture, urban design and landscape architecture in Vancouver, Stockholm, and Toronto. Anna studied at KTH (Sweden), TU Delft (The Netherlands) and The University of Manitoba. Her focus areas include: Sustainable urban resiliency and alternative practices. 

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Anwar Jaber

Adjunct Professor

Anwar Jaber, BEng, MPhil, PhD (Cantab), is an interdisciplinary researcher and urban scholar interested in the cultural and socio-political aspects of architecture and urbanism.  Her interdisciplinary research explores the meaning and change of the urban environment in cities facing extreme conditions, such as violent conflicts.

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Kat Kovalcik

Adjunct Professor

Kat Kovalcik is a designer, educator, and researcher. Her work examines the intersections of climate change adaptation, resiliency, and architectural agency. Kat has taught at the University of Waterloo and Laurentian University. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo. Kat has worked at architectural practices in New York, Paris, Toronto, and Whitehorse, and has contributed to community-based climate change and wildlife monitoring projects in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

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Sandrina Kramar

Adjunct Professor

Sandrina Kramar is a landscape and urban designer and is an Associate Member of both the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) and Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). These complementary skills and experience offer her a unique integrative approach to the design and development of communities, buildings and landscapes.

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Amina Lalor

Adjunct Professor

Amina Lalor is a full-time researcher and coordinator for "Nokom’s House," a proposed Indigenous land-based research lab at the University of Guelph led by Indigenous scholars Dr. Kim Anderson, Dr. Sheri Longboat, and Dr. Brittany Luby. Amina holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo where she was one of three co-founders of the student initiative Treaty Lands, Global Stories.

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Janna Levitt

Adjunct Professor

Janna Levitt co-founded LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects) in 1989. She believes architecture is an essential tool for creating living, working, and learning environments that improve the quality of people's lives. Her projects often involve implementing transformative cultural and environmental agendas that are developed through a collaborative process with diverse communities.

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Fiona Lim Tung

Adjunct Professor

Fiona Lim Tung is a designer and educator. She received her Master of Architecture from the the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and was named to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll upon graduation.

Fiona has taught and coordinated courses at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, the University of Waterloo, and in the interdisciplinary post-graduate program at the Institute Without Boundaries, at George Brown College.

Karen May

Adjunct Professor

Interests ranging from computer-aided analysis and modelling to site-specific art installations inform Karen’s approach to landscape architecture. She earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Environment and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, and went on to complete her Masters of Landscape Architecture there in 2011. Karen also possesses a Fine Art Diploma, as well as a Certificate in Applied Digital Geographic Systems from Ryerson University.

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Mkomose (Dr. Andrew Judge)

Adjunct Professor

Mkomose (Dr. Andrew Judge) is Assistant Professor of Anishinaabe Studies at Algoma University, and has been sessional Lecturer at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University and The University of Waterloo and Coordinator of Indigenous studies at Conestoga College in South Western Ontario. He specializes in traditional Indigenous knowledge, ethno-medicine, and land-based learning. Mkomose regularly works with Elders to support conscious awakening to respond to the current state of society.

Sifei Mo

Sifei Mo

Adjunct Professor

Sifei Mo received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design from the University of Toronto and her Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. She has worked for URBANUS Architecture and Design striving to create interdisciplinary solutions through collaboration between disciplines. Her experience as a researcher and designer including her work with the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (2017UABB) has provided her with a foundation that spans multiple aspects of the field of architecture.

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Richard Mui

Adjunct Professor

Richard Mui is currently a structural designer at Blackwell Structural Engineers who is interested in how structural analysis can be used to inform decision making in the early stages of architectural design. He hopes to promote interdisciplinary work in both industry and academia.

 
Haji Nakamura

Haji Nakamura

Adjunct Professor

Haji Nakamura is a licensed architect with an interest in aspects of craft and fabrication. An advocate of a hands-on approach to the realization of design development and conceptualization, Haji is an enthusiastic advocate for a diverse and multifaceted practice, both in his work and as a studio instructor. His experience includes several projects built by himself, allowing for opportunities to test and invent assemblies that have enabled remarkable architectural details. 

Julia Nakanishi

Julia Nakanishi

Adjunct Professor

Julia Nakanishi is a designer and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. Her work explores architectures of degrowth and community-informed design. Julia's M.Arch thesis research focused on design through adaptive re-use in Japan's depopulating rural regions and the ways in which architecture can mediate relationships between communities and place.

Isabel Ochoa

Isabel Ochoa

Adjunct Professor

Isabel Ochoa is an architectural designer, researcher, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where she currently teaches Design Studio and Visual and Digital Media courses.  

Cameron Parkin

Cameron Parkin

Adjunct Professor

Cameron Parkin (BAS Honours, MArch) is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, an Adjunct Instructor at the University at Buffalo, and a Research Associate at Waterloo Architecture’s DATAlab. Cameron’s research focuses on the representation of complex field conditions through data driven, computationally generated drawings and models, with a specific interest in ecological systems in urban environments.

Christie Pearson

Christie Pearson

Adjunct Professor

Christie Pearson is an architect, writer and urban interventionist pressing at the limits of public space, where she works in collaboration with communities, artists, composers and choreographers to create politically charged multi-disciplinary events. She is a founding member and editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy. Christie has a Masters in Architecture from Cornell University and is a licensed member of the Ontario Association of Architects with twenty years experience in the field.

Jordan Schneider

Jordan Schneider

Adjunct Professor
Kristen Schreiner

Kristin Schreiner

Adjunct Professor

Kristin Schreiner is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in sociology and architecture. Joining Waterloo as Adjunct Faculty in 2017, Kristin is particularly focused on the socio-cultural impact of architecture with extensive experience developing design projects in Canada, Europe and Asia. She is currently practicing at Martin Simmons Architects in Kitchener and continues her international work as part of llLab, an architecture and design laboratory based in Shanghai.

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Clara Syme

Adjunct Professor

Clara Syme works as an architect in NYC and is a founding member of a83, a tiny organization with a three-part mission to exhibit, publish, and promote experimental projects in architecture, art, and design. 
 
Clara received her Bachelor's degree in architecture from UWSA and her Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. She is preoccupied by poodles, bread, and beauty in architecture. 

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Di Tang

Adjunct Professor

Di Tang is a designer and interdisciplinary artist, received his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, and B.Arch. from Chongqing Jianzhu University. Since 1996, he has worked in China (mainly), The Netherlands and Canada. He was the design principal and partner at AUNA International Architecture Design Inc., in Beijing (2006- 2015). His design projects has won numerous awards including a finalist for 2008 WA Chinese Architecture Award. Through his practice he has being developing a high-dimensional approach to architectural design.

Jonathan Tyrrell

Jonathan Tyrrell

Adjunct Professor

Jonathan holds an MArch from the University of Waterloo, receiving the AIA Medal upon graduation. He has developed specialized experience in interactive systems, component design, and fabrication, through gallery-based artworks and public space projects that range in scale from the body to the city. His multi-disciplinary approach to architecture and urbanism also includes a series of sound compositions and cultural mapping projects that explore identity, memory, and mythology in the contested city.

William Woodworth

William Woodworth

Adjunct Professor

William (Bill) Woodworth is a member of the Lower Mohawk Kanien'kehá:ka Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River in the Bear Clan. Adopted into the Deer Clan of the Cayuga Nation he was named Rawe:nokwas "he dips the words" in the Haudenausaunee tradition.

Educated in architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he has an independent architectural practice and is an educator. His principle teacher there was the well known Latvian architect Gunnar Birkerts.

Brian Hunt

Professor Emeritus

Brian is Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). He retired in 2005, a tenured faculty member who had taught at every level in the school of architecture. A graduate of the Architectural Association in London, England, Brian worked as an architect in Europe and Canada, before opening his own practice in 1967.

Donald McKay

Professor Emeritus

Donald is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has designed many widely published and award-winning projects including both buildings and furniture. Research interests include: contemporary architectural design; composition, tectonics and manufacturing practice; continental infrastructures; vernacular artifacts; furniture design; domesticity; photography.

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Lorenzo Pignatti

Professor Emeritus / Adjunct Professor, Rome

Lorenzo, who received a BArch from the University of Rome and an MArch from the University of Toronto, is the former Director of the Waterloo Rome Program and he also teaches at the Facoltà di Architettura in Pescara (Italy). Based in Italy, Lorenzo has an architectural office in Rome. Research interests include: architectural design and urbanism; relationship between history and design; rehabilitation of industrial sites and relationship between architecture and landscape.

Dereck Revington

Associate Professor Emeritus

Dereck is a graduate of the Architectural Association, London, recipient of the Canada Council Prix de Rome in Architecture (1991-92), and has taught at Universities across Canada, in the USA and Italy. The works of Dereck Revington Studio encompass architecture, commissioned public sculpture, museum installations and performance, and over the last decade have been installed and exhibited in Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, New York and Toronto.

Ryszard Sliwka

Professor Emeritus

Ryszard Sliwka studied and practiced art and architecture in Britain, the United States and Canada and has a Masters in Architecture and Urban design from Washington University, St Louis. Current research focuses on the themes of Mimesis, Materiality and Immateriality, both in art and architecture. A second area of research examines the social and economic forces transforming the current Urban Landscape. In 2006 he began an M1 Europe studio based in Rome.

Fred Thompson

Professor Emeritus

Fred Thompson has made extensive study of the relationship between ritual and space, particularly in Japanese culture. He has further studied the relation of these issues in Japanese culture and Western notions of space. In addition to numerous articles on this subject, he also has published the work Ritual and Space (1988) and a pivotal thesis ‘A Comparison between Japanese Exterior Space and Western Commonplace’ (1988).

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Preetha Arulananthan

Administrative and Communication Ambassador

The Administrative and Communication Ambassador will support various projects related to communications, recruitment, events, administrative office support and other special projects.

Email
Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27676
Office: ARC 2106

Tina Davidson

Graduate Program and Research Coordinator

The Graduate Program and Research Coordinator assists graduate students throughout their academic and research endeavours. Tina acts as a resource and liaison with other UW departments and does everything to guide and encourage graduate students, ensuring a smooth and timely move toward the thesis defence.

Email
Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27604
Office: ARC 2106A

Julie Dring

Julie Dring

Advancement Manager

Working in close collaboration with the Engineering Advancement team, the Advancement Manager develops, produces and executes communication materials, strategic advancement initiatives and engagement events directed to local, national and international audiences and stakeholders, which includes: alumni, prospective donors, prospective sponsors and related professional associations.

Email
Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27662
Office: ARC 2103

Amanda Dudnik

Amanda Dudnik

Administrative Assistant

Amanda is responsible for booking and coordinating events at the School. She also administers the teaching evaluations and assists with field trip coordination. Amanda provides support to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and offers support with the Lecture Series. 

Email
Office: ARC 2103

Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson

Communication Specialist

The Communication Specialist works closely with the Director and Advancement Manager providing creative and design expertise in the execution of all marketing and communication strategies. 

Email
Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27600
Office: ARC 2004

Andre Gignac

Manager, Architecture Computing & Media

Andre is responsible for the daily operation and management of the Architecture Computing & Media Department (ACM). He is responsible for the planning, procurement, and implementation of information technology systems and other communication services for the School of Architecture, Cambridge satellite campus. Andre ensures that the daily operations of the ACM department meet the computing needs of the school’s academic, research and administrative activities.

Email
Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27685
Office: ARC 2004

Fred Hunsberger

Fred Hunsberger

Multi Media Specialist, Architecture Computing & Media

Fred manages installed AV equipment and equipment loans including cameras, audio recorders and sound systems. Fred records uWaterloo lectures when ever possible and provides photography services to the University Of Waterloo.

Fred is available for consultation and training in photography, video, audio recording, AV set up in classrooms and off sight events.

Email
Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27601
Office: ARC 2004

Heinz Koller

Heinz Koller

Manager, Fabrication Labs

Heinz manages the Workshop and the Digital Fabrication Lab. He graduated with honours in Industrial Design from the Humber Institute of Technology in 1989 and has more than 18 years experience in product design and development for consumer products, exhibits and furniture. Heinz has taught advanced modeling at Humber’s industrial Design Program and has worked for the WideCom Group, Museum Productions and Contour Inc., working with clients such as Apple, Nike, IDEO, Fitch and Microsoft.

Sarah Mickelson

Sarah Mickelson

Financial Officer

The Financial Officer (FO) offers financial information and direction to the senior management in the School of Architecture and the Rome Campus to ensure informed decision making, while providing effective financial systems and strategic planning. The FO is responsible for the integrity of financial processes and systems within the School to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and the University of Waterloo policies and guidelines. 

Email
Office: ARC 2102

Frauke Petretto

Frauke Petretto

Administrative Manager, Rome Program

The Administrative Manager acts as the primary business representative and liaison for the University of Waterloo on site in Rome. Management of the program from an organizational point of view: organization and management of educational trips, off-site lectures, the study in Rome and relations with Canadian and Italian professors, as well as acting as financial officer. Frauke assists our students on a daily basis, both with personal inquiries and academic issues.

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Emily Stafford

Administrative Officer

This position is responsible for strategic planning and support, human resources administration, financial oversight management of facilities and equipment in a satellite campus, maintaining relationships with external organizations and other administrative functions required to support the teaching and research missions of the School of Architecture. The Administrative Officer is the senior administrative staff position in the department and provides continuity as academic leadership changes.

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Michael Syms

Fabrication Specialist/Instructor

As the Fabrication Specialist/Instructor, Michael is primarily responsible for making sure the workshop is a safe environment for the school community to work in. He is responsible for supervising and instructing undergraduate and graduate students in the operation of the workshop equipment while educating users in proper safety practices. Michael also assists other staff and faculty members in the construction of various exhibits and installations within the school and community.

Vacant

Client Support Specialist, Architecture Computing & Media

The Client Support Specialist provides support, consulting, and training to the faculty, staff, and students at the Architecture campus. Their responsibilities include troubleshooting client computer issues, providing instruction and training for school services (printing, wireless access, shared resources, and information systems) and maintaining school computing equipment (three computer labs, multifunction printer/copier/scanners, large format plotters).

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