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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jane 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.
Andrew Levitt has a degree from the Architectural Association, London, England and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He is the author of, THE INNER STUDIO | A Designers Guide to the Resources of the Psyche and LISTENING TO DESIGN / A Guide to the Creative Process.
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 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.
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.
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’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.
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 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.
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.