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 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.
Lorenzo, who received a B. Arch. from the University of Rome and an M.Arch. 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.
Reini, a Professional Engineer, received his PhD from Iowa State University, and is the author of Standards Manuals for Cold Formed Steel. He holds a cross appointment with Civil Engineering.
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 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).