Contact InformationAndrea Atkins


Biography Summary

Andrea Atkins is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, supporting the Architectural Engineering program. She has over five years of experience in structural design of buildings, collaborating with award-winning architects to design everything from high-end cottages to municipal community centres.

Prior to joining the Architectural Engineering team, Andrea Atkins was an adjunct instructor for the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, teaching structural design courses to architecture and engineering students. She has guest-lectured in building science capstone courses and provided technical advice for graduate architecture students at the University of Toronto.

Professor Atkins is a member of the Board of Directors for StopGap Foundation, a Toronto-based charity working to make our communities accessible for everyone.

Andrea Atkins does not have an active research program, nor does she accept graduate students or post doctoral fellows.

Research Interests

  • Structural Design of Buildings
  • Building Envelope Design
  • Accessible Design
  • Inter-Disciplinary Collaborative Design
  • Structural Demolition Waste Re-Use
  • Building Information Modelling for Construction Drawings


  • 2018, Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2013, Master of Architecture, Architecture, University of Waterloo
  • 2010, Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Architecture, University of Waterloo


  • ARCH 362 - Steel and Concrete: Design, Structure and Construction
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 662 - Steel & Concrete: Design, Structure and Construction
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 260 - Principles of Structures
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 276 - Timber: Design, Structure and Construction
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 277 - Timber: Design, Structure and Construction for Engineers
    • Taught in 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.