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Evening lecture + afternoon workshop: Fabric Structure Architecture

Thu, Nov 14/13 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

230 College Street, Room 103

Students, architects and engineers are invited to the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design to take part in an evening forum on fabric education, design and realization being held on November 14th at 7:00pm. Presented by Blackwell, the Institute for Membrane Structures, DIBA & Tensile Integrity, guest speakers include Professor Robert Off, architect and founder of the Institute for Membrane Structures, and Leila Araghian, architect and founder of DIBA Tensile Architecture. Robert and Leila will be sharing their combined wealth of knowledge and details of the projects completed throughout their careers.

The evening’s presentation will focus on the history of fabric architecture, its global presence and the innovations it allows for in modern building applications. J. David Bowick and Bryan Schopf of the firm Blackwell will be accompanied by James Gallagher of Tensile Integrity to introduce our featured guests and share both firms’ current contributions to the Canadian fabric industry.

Please click here to RSVP.

Students and professionals are invited to join in an extension of this forum the following afternoon, Friday November 15th at 12:00pm, when the Daniels Faculty will be hosting a fabric workshop. The intent of the workshop is to allow for the practical realization of the skills and aspirations born from the evening’s presentation. Attendees will be provided with the tools to create their own vision of fabric structure architecture with the guidance of Professor Off and Leila Araghian.

To RSVP for the workshop, please click here.