Teaching Architecture is a series of interviews with faculty at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. They are asked why they teach, what drives them, what brought them here, and their opinions on academia in architecture today. The conversations are motivating, inspirational, and reveal great stories about people who shape the way we learn today. This article is a conversation with Terri Meyer Boake, a Professor at UWSA.
About Sneha Sumanth
Sneha Sumanth is a graduate student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Her role in BRIDGE involves overseeing the website and publications. Her thesis work looks at the relationship of energy and architecture in the offshore infrastructure of the Santa Barbara Channel in California.
Living Architecture Systems Group will be presenting a Symposium at BRIDGE on Friday, November 4, 2016 which will be accompanied by an exhibition of Student Work. If you have any work that operates within realm of responsive architecture, explorations of digital processes, or multi-disciplinary interactions, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master Works Exhibition provides recent graduates of the UW Masters of Architecture program the opportunity to exhibit their work solo or in a group and takes their thesis beyond a book to explore it as a larger exhibition. The opening reception for the exhibition will be on Monday, Oct 3rd at 6:30pm at the Design at Riverside Gallery.
Water_ On Exhibition is a collaboration between SWIGS (Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section) and the BRIDGE Centre of Architecture + Design. It aims to showcase the wide range of student projects in water research, while introducing BRIDGE to a larger university community. All UW students are welcomed to submit entries for inclusion in the show.
In his thesis, Pawel Bednarek uses Toronto as a subject to develop an anarchist spatial practice that challenges architecture’s complicity in the face of society’s authoritarian and hierarchical structures. He will defend his thesis titled ‘Arguments in the Streets Became More Frequent’ on Wednesday September 14th at 11:30am at the BRIDGE Centre for Architecture+Design.
Amanda Ghantous will be defending her thesis titled “Three Minutes to Midnight” on Wednesday September 7th at 12:30pm at the BRIDGE Centre for Architecture+Design. Her thesis is an exploration of the disconnection between the idealistic presentation of the world as depicted by utopian-fueled architecture and the everyday reality of human behaviour.
Pidgin Magazine, Princeton’s bi-annual student publication is accepting submissions for their 22nd issue, FLORA+FAUNA. Submissions are due September 10th, 2016. Direct any submissions or questions to email@example.com.
The Grand River Film Festival has partnered with student-run Bridge Centre for Architecture + Design to curate an exhibition of film related works in: POSITION, an exploration of what it means to be an architect through various medias. This is a Call for Submissions for POSITION, accepting works till September 2nd. The event will take place on October 28th & 29th.
The RAIC Emerging Practitioners are looking for a new logo design to showcase during their formal launch at the Festival of Architecture 2016 in Nanaimo, BC. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59pm Central Time on May 27/2016. Check out the post for more details!
The RAIC Emerging Practitioners / IRAC Relève professionelle, established this year, is a national organization founded, directed and governed by emerging practitioners in the field of architecture. The team is made up of students, intern architects and recently licensed architects from across Canada, and is looking to grow in order to strengthen the voice of and connect emerging practitioners across Canada. Their mission is to ‘serve, inspire and advocate for the continued professional growth of emerging practitioners on their path to licensure.’