Circularity (of People and Place)

ARC395H1 S
Instructor: TBD
Meeting Section: P0102
Summer 2024
Location: Downtown Toronto Dates: July 9 - August 1, 2024 (Monday - Thursday)

Inspired by principles of the circular economy, students will engage with the community to design and build an impactful placemaking installation, on the site of a prominent future housing project by TAS in downtown Toronto.

This studio will investigate placemaking, through cultural and material lenses of the site's history and present condition. Students will propose a program based on local research, develop a design and working drawings, and fabricate and assemble the installation. In the spirit of circularity, they'll be asked to incorporate a menu of materials salvaged from the existing site, as well as ‘design-for-disassembly’ principles to ensure the installation can be relocated and all materials can be reclaimed at the end of its life.


In order to apply, please submit a paragraph describing your interest in this Design Build course, 5 work samples (student work), and a short CV. This course is available to HBA AS students in year 2 or higher who completed ARC200H1 and ARC201H1.

Applications are to be submitted HERE (Please note the form is limited to 1 submission. Further editing and amendments are NOT allowed after the form has been submitted.).

Information sessions for this course will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (please see email for more details).

The deadline to apply is Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.