Terri Meyer Boake

Professor, Associate Director

Contact InformationTerri Meyer Boake

Phone: 519-888-4567 x27634, 416-258-5000
Location: ARC 3012

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Biography Summary

Terri Meyer Boake, BES, BArch, MArch, LEED AP is a professor teaching in the School of Architecture and Department of Architectural Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She has been teaching in building construction, structures, environmental design and film since 1986 when she joined the School of Architecture. Her research passion is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel and has now published four extensive books on the subject with Birkhauser. She works with several agencies developing teaching resources for Architectural education as well as continuing education for the AEC sector. She sits on several boards including the BTES, CISC Education and Research Committee, CTBUH, and OAA Committee for the Sustainable Built Environment.

Research Interests

  • Architecture
  • Construction technology
  • Low Carbon design
  • Steel construction
  • AESS
  • Diagrids
  • Architecture and film

Education

  • 1986, Master's, MArch, University of Toronto
  • 1982, Bachelor's, BArch, University of Waterloo
  • 1979, Bachelor's, BES, University of Waterloo

Courses*

  • AE 101 - History of the Built Environment
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • AE 200 - Enclosure Design Studio
    • Taught in 2022
  • ARCH 126 - Environmental Building Design
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 172 - Building Construction 1
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ARCH 173 - Building Construction 2
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2022
  • ARCH 346 - Competitions in Architecture
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ARCH 473 - Technical Report
    • Taught in 2018
  • ARCH 570 - Special Topics in Building Technology and Environmental
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ARCH 684 - Special Topics in Architecture
    • Taught in 2018
  • ARCH 686 - Competitions in Architecture
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Terri Meyer Boake, Complexity, Simplified, Modern Steel Construction, Januar, 2021
  • Terri Meyer Boake, To Grind or Not to Grind, Modern Steel Construction, March , 2019
  • Terri Meyer Boake, When Aesthetics Govern, Modern Steel Construction, March , 2018
  • Terri Meyer Boake, De-mystifying Diagrids: Expressive Structural System for Skyscrapers, Structural Engineering International (SEI) Journal, 2016
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Steel, Fun is in the Details, Visually Speaking, Modern Steel Construction, March , 2016
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Art of the Bridge, Advantage Steel, Winter, 2016, 24 - 29
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Emergence of the Diagrid: It’s All About the Node, International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, 5, 2016, 1 - 12
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Evolution of Tall Buildings in the Gulf Region: From the Sensational to the Sensitive, AD Journal, Januar, 2015, 54 - 71
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Hot Climate Double Façades: Avoiding Solar Gain, Facade Tectonics, Journa, 2015
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Targeting Low Carbon Design, OAA Perspectives, Spring, 2014
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Tall Buildings: The Gap Between Fantasy and Reality, CTBUH Journal, 2014, 34 - 39
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Embrace Your Braces, Modern Steel Construction, March , 2014
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Understanding CISC’s Category System, Construction Canada Magazine, Februa, 2013
  • Terri Meyer Boake Sylvie Boulanger, The 3 C’s of AESS, Architecture New Zealand Magazine, Fall 2, 2012
  • Terri Meyer Boake Sylvie Boulanger, The 3 C’s of AESS, Modern Steel Construction, Decemb, 2011, 22 - 25
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Branching Out: Hollow Steel at the University of Guelph, Modern Steel Construction, July 2, 2008, 31 - 33
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Leap to Zero Carbon and Zero Emissions, The Journal of Green Building, Fall 2, 2008, 64 - 77
  • Terri Meyer Boake Sylvie Boulanger Walter Koppelaar, A Categorical Approach, the New Canadian Matrix for AESS, Modern Steel Construction, April , 2008, 43 - 45
  • Terri Meyer Boake Sylvie Boulanger Walter Koppelaar, The New Canadian Matrix: A Category Approach for Specifying AESS, Advantage Steel, No. 31, 2008, 15 - 21
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Void in the Celluloid Skyline, Tampere University of Technology. Datutop 29. City + Cinema, 2007, 164 - 177
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Ordering Chaos: Constructing Libeskind’s ROM, Canadian Architect, Januar, 2006, 54 - 57
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The 3Rs of Steel: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Advantage Steel, No. 26, 2006, 10 - 11
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: How it is Defined, Advantage Steel, No. 22, 2005, 12 - 13
  • Terri Meyer Boake, FROM REPETITION TO CHAOS: Complex Fabrications in Contemporary Steel Structures, ICSA Structures and Architecture, 07 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Terri Meyer Boake, DIGITAL FASCINATIONS VERSUS CONSTRUCTED REALITY: Towards Achieving Excellence in Execution, ICSA Structures and Architecture, 07 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Terri Meyer Boake, EXPOSED! THE IMPACT OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALITY ON THE DESIGN OF ARCHITECTURE, Building Technology Educators' Society, 07 2019, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Terri Meyer Boake, When Facades Kill, FTI 2018 World Congress, 04 2018, Los Angeles, California
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Complexity Meets Craft: Fabrication and Erection Issues in Non Orthogonal Steel Structures, IABSE Conference, 09 2017, Vancouver, BC
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Pedestrian Bridges of Expressive Steel: Architecturally Reconnecting the Urban Fabric, World Steel Bridge Symposium/NASCC, 04 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Pedestrian Bridges of Expressive Steel: Architecturally Reconnecting the Urban Fabric, Architectural Engineering Conference, 05 2016, Singapore
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Mashrabiya Reinvented: Double Façades, Persian Gulf Style, ICSA Structures and Architecture, 07 2016, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Pedestrian Bridge as Public Art: Detailing in Exposed Steel, ICSA Structures and Architecture, 07 2016, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Changing Structure of Tall: Composite Construction: Globalization of Skyscraper Construction Methods, CTBUH World Congress, 10 2016, Shenzhen, China
  • Terri Meyer Boake, FILM INVESTIGATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE. QUESTIONS EVERYTHING. The Use of Collage in Creating Speculative Architectural Environments, CINICRI15, 06 2015
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures: Tall Buildings Take to the Sky, IABSE Conference, 05 2015, Nara, Japan
  • Terri Meyer Boake Islam Abohela, Visualizing a Renewable Future: The Utopian Potential in Science Fiction Films, CINICRI15, 06 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Tall Buildings: The Increasing Gap between Fantasy and Reality Iconic Opportunities in Need of Direction, ACSA Annual Meeting, 04 2014, Miami, Florida
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrids the New Stability System: Combining Architecture with Engineering, Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, 04 2013, Penn State University, Pennsylvania
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures: Innovation and Detailing, ICSA Structures and Architecture, 07 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Dynamic Phraseology of Structures: Enabling the Design of Complex Systems, ICSA Structures and Architecture, 07 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Abstract Calculations vs Contextual Study: The Need for New Approaches in the Teaching of Complex Structures, Building Technology Educators' Society, 07 2013, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Clearer Communications for a Better Project, Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, 04 2013, Penn State University, Pennsylvania
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Embrace Your Braces, International Conference on Adaptation and Movement in Architecture, 10 2013, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Terri Meyer Boake, From Orthographic to Eccentric: Tall Architecture of Extremes, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, 4 - 14
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Mind the Gap! Raising the Bar: Re-integrating Design and Technology through Design Competitions, Building Technology Educators' Society, 07 2011, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Rediscovering the Renaissance Architect The Role of Cooperative Education in the Architectural Curriculum, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2010, Portland, Oregon
  • Terri Meyer Boake Mary Guzowski, The Carbon Neutral Design Project: Pedagogy Meets Practice, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2010, Portland, Oregon, 294 - 301
  • Terri Meyer Boake Vincent Hui, Steel Connections: Fun is Fondling the Details, Building Technology Educators' Society, 08 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 319 - 327
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Preparing for the 2030 Challenge: The Principles of Designing for Carbon Neutrality, ASES Solar Conference, 06 2009, Buffalo, New York
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Leveraging Technology: With or Without the Buy-In of Your School. ACSA Annual Meeting, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Terri Meyer Boake Mary Guzowski James Wasley, The Carbon Neutral Design Project, The Oxford Conference, 07 2008, Oxford, England, 77 - 81
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Changing Icons: The Symbols of New York City, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2008, Houston, Texas, 69 - 79
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Defying Gravity: Space Architecture in Film Environments, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2008, Houston, Texas, 108 - 117
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Taking Inventory: The Role of Professional Education in Successful Building Science Technology Transfer, National Building Envelope Council. 11th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, 04 2007, Banff, Alberta
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Greener Foundations: Environmental Sensibilities and Beginning Design Education: The Box Projects, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, 2006, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 65 - 69
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Ordering Chaos: Computerism versus Humanism, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah, 143 - 150
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Do You Own A Hardhat and Safety Boots? Maximizing Potential Learning Through Construction Case Studies, Building Technology Educators' Society, 05 2006, University of Maryland, Maryland
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Experiential Realities And Dystopic Futures, ACSA Annual Meeting, 03 2006, 519 - 527
  • Terri Meyer Boake, LEED: Evaluating the Impact Potential on Building Envelope Design, National Building Envelope Council. 10th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, 05 2005, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Moving Towards Green: A Brief History of Sustainable Design in Canada, Canada Innovates: Sustainable Building Volume II, Luigi Ferrara, , 29 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Complex Steel Structures: Non Orthogonal Geometries in Building with Steel, Birkhauser, Basel, 195 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details, Birkhauser, Basel, 184 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures: Systems, Connections, Details, Birkhauser, Basel, 184 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, A Guide for Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, Australian Steel Institute, 48 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual, Birkhauser, Basel, 248 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, A Guide for Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, CISC, Toronto, 48 manuscript pages
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally EXPOSED! From High-Tech Architecture to Today's Best Practices in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, 04 , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Spliced by Design, 10 , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Why and Why Not?, 02 , Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Understanding AESS, 05 , Montreal, Quebec.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures, 10 , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Communicating for Success, 04 , St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Castings in Architecture, 05 , Montreal, Quebec.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Basics of AESS, 05 , Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures, 11 , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architectural Steel, 01 , North York, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecture and Construction, 11 , North York, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Complex Steel Structures, 05 , Banff, Alberta.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Pedestrian Bridges: When Aesthetics Govern, 04 , Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Steel: Fun is in the Details, 05 , Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Steel, Fun is in the Details, Visually Speaking, 04 , Orlando, Florida.
  • Terri Meyer Boake Mike Williams, Climate Design, 02 , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake Sylvie Boulanger, The Splice is Right, 04 , Orlando, Florida.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Steel: Fun is in the Details, 11 , Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in Architectural Steel, 02 , Sharjah, UAE.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Case of the Disappearing Right Angle, 05 , Calgary, Alberta.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Embrace the Brace, 09 , Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Case of the Disappearing Right Angle, 04 , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in AESS Design: Part 4: Connections, 04 , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in AESS Design: Part 5: Diagrid Structures, 11
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in Architectural Steel, 01 , Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Taking it to Zero, 11 , North York, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures, 06 , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in AESS Design: Part 2, 04 , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in AESS Design: Part 3, 11 , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Embrace Your Braces, 04 , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Sustainability, Mainstream, 10 , North York, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake Duncan Phillips Stephen Collette, Climate Design, 03 , Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, AESS: Design with Curves and Castings, 06 , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, The Case of the Disappearing Right Angle, 05 , Banff, Alberta.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Innovation in Architectural Steel, 07 , Guimaraes, Portugal.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, 05 , Medellin, Colombia.
  • Terri Meyer Boake, Diagrid Structures take to the Sky, 05 , Nara, Japan.

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