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Architecture Computing & Media

The Architecture Computing and Media group provides computing support for students, faculty and staff in the School of Architecture. ACM supports and manages a range of teaching and research facilities within the school. These include computer applications such as: word-processing, spreadsheets, email, internet, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer graphics (in 2D and 3D). Students have access to basic and advanced computing equipment and operating systems as required by their studies. A Helpdesk, staffed by ACM, is available to answer student, staff, and faculty computing questions.

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Photo studio

All students and faculty have access to the Photo Studio with moveable lighting and adjustable backdrops for photographing architectural and other models. Still and video camera rentals are available. 

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In a world where digital imagery is everywhere, it is all the more important that architects are able to think and work with real materials and understand the processes of construction. A well-equipped Workshop allows all Architecture students to experience the pleasure of actually making things. This may include scale models of architectural designs, full-scale constructions, or other objects such as furniture, light fixtures, even boats.

The Architecture Workshop is located on the ground floor of the School building with easy internal and external access.

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Design at Riverside gallery

Design at Riverside is one of only two publicly funded galleries dedicated to architecture and design in Canada. It is a part of the Cambridge Public Library system with art exhibition spaces at Queen's Square in Galt and in Preston. Together, the three galleries host approximately 23 exhibitions per year reflecting a range of local, regional, provincial, national and international developments in contemporary and historical visual art.

An extensive program of art education is offered at five Cambridge locations, including studio art courses for children, teenagers and adults.

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Fitness centre

The Fitness Centre is available 24 hours per day, and is supervised by video cameras linked to security on main campus. Students must use their key to access the facilities.

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Supply store

The supply store provides students with a convenient location to purchase basic architectural supplies such as adhesives, drafting supplies, writing instruments, papers and boards, sketchbooks, basswood, as well as limited media sales (CDs, DVDs, darkroom supplies etc.).

Located in room 2004, the supply store is in the same location as the ACM Helpdesk and houses a large format scanner and two large format plotters for student use.

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View of atrium and front entrance of the School of Architecture

Mac computer lab

Photo studio


Two students looking at art in the Riverside GalleryStudent working out in fitness centre

Supply store and plottters