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Winter Reviews 2014

Thu, Apr 10/14 – 9:00am to Fri, Apr 18/14 – 6:00pm

230 College Street

From Thursday, April 10 until Thursday, April 17, graduate students at the Daniels Faculty will present their final projects throughout the school. Guest critics will critique their work and offer the students their insight. Reviews are free and open to the public.

Click on the date below to see details for that day. Information such as the names of participating guest critics will be updated as soon as it is available.

On the last two days of Reviews, Wednesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 17, graduating students will present their final thesis projects to their instructors as well as a distinguished group of guest critics from the Faculty, the professional community, and local and international academic institutions. To view descriptions of this semester's thesis projects, download a PDF of the Winter 2014 Thesis Booklet.

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To print off a copy of the review schedule, download this PDF.

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ARC1012YS

Architectural Design Studio 2: Site, Building, Tectonics

Instructors: Mason White, Roberto Damiani, Jonathan Enns, Adrian Phiffer

Location: Room 066 North/South

This course primarily consists of two design projects that emphasize the role of design influenced by site and program. Arguably, it is site and program of a design project that emphasize architecture’s social aspects. Among the discipline’s preoccupations of the last 25 years, we could offer architecture’s charged relationship to ground (site) and context. Additionally, the pair of projects will highlight tectonics and structural design aspects through elements such as retaining walls, cantilevers, and clear spans.

Guest Critics:

Maria Arquero

Donald Chong

Nayhun Hwang

Jen Maigret

David Moon

Laura Miller

Tom Ngo

Michael Wilford



LAN1012YS

Design Studio 2

Instructors: Pete North, Stephanie Cheng

Location: LWR Gallery & Room 106

This design studio is the second course in a sequence of courses that explore the relationship between site design and ecological systems. Projects will explore current theory, precedent and applications for the preservation, design and management of both natural and constructed green areas within and adjacent to the city. Projects and issues will range from regional to site-specific proposals of the development and revitalization of the public and private realm including open space systems, and related infrastructures.

Guest Critics:

Marc Ryan

James Roche

Victoria Taylor

Erik Prince

Justin Miron

Fionn Byrne

Peggy Chi

 

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ARC2014YS

Architectural Design Studio 4: Comprehensive Building Project

Instructors: Barry Sampson, Edward Broeders, Maria Denegri, Steven Fong, Francesco Martire, Brady Peters

Location: Room 066 North/South

This Fall studio approaches the design of buildings from an urban design perspective, focusing on how groups of them can be arranged and designed in conjunction with urban landscapes to transform parts of the city. Without losing site of the role of buildings in making places within the city, the “human artifice par excellence” as Claude Levi Strauss argues, this studio focuses on the comprehensive design of a complex building. It stresses a synthetic and holistic understanding of the problem and process of building and site design, from ideation to realization in detail.

Guest Critics:

Friday Morning

Michael Wilford

Howard Daives

Bruce Kuwabara

Don Schmitt

Rob Wright

Laura Miller

Alex Lukachko



Friday Afternoon

Michael Wilford

Howard Davies

Don Schmitt

Betsy Williamson

John Shnier

Ted Kesik

Alex Lukachko

 

LAN2014YS

Design Studio 4

Instructors: Elise Shelley, Nina-Marie Lister, Jane Wolff

Location: LWR Gallery, Room 106, Room 104



Guest Critics:

Susannah Drake

David Leinster

Marc Ryan

Sandra Cooke

James Roche

Alissa North

Rob Wright

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ARC2014YS

Architectural Design Studio 4: Comprehensive Building Project

Instructors: Barry Sampson, Edward Broeders, Maria Denegri, Steven Fong, Francesco Martire, Brady Peters

Location: Room 066 North/South

This Fall studio approaches the design of buildings from an urban design perspective, focusing on how groups of them can be arranged and designed in conjunction with urban landscapes to transform parts of the city. Without losing site of the role of buildings in making places within the city, the “human artifice par excellence” as Claude Levi Strauss argues, this studio focuses on the comprehensive design of a complex building. It stresses a synthetic and holistic understanding of the problem and process of building and site design, from ideation to realization in detail.

Guest Critics:

Saturday Morning

Michael Wilford

Annette Lecuyer

Brian Carter

Anne Cormier

Viktors Jankalns

Tom Watson

Ivan Saleff

Saturday Afternoon

Michael Wilford

Annette Lecuyer

Brian Carter

Anne Cormier

Viktors Jankalns

Tom Watson

Ivan Saleff

Brigitte Shim

 

LAN2014YS

Design Studio 4

Instructors: Elise Shelley, Nina-Marie Lister, Jane Wolff

Location: LWR Gallery, Room 106, Room 104

Guest Critics:

Susannah Drake

Brigitte Shim

 

URD1012YS

Urban Design Studio: A Vision for the West Torotno Rail Corridor

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Instructor: Ken Greenberg

Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

The West Toronto Rail Corridor represents an extraordinary underutilized land resource and a valuable opportunity to support neighbourhood intensification. It goes through the West Toronto Rail Path incorporating Weston, The Junction, The Junction Triangle and Parkdale neighbourhoods along its way, as well as the West Queen West neighbourhood, the new bridge to Fort York and its future Visitor Centre, Liberty Village, urban park initiatives such as the Pan-Am trail and the Garrison Creek green corridor initiative, all the way to the downtown core.

The objective of the studio is to create and develop a consolidated Development Framework that builds from the existing transportation, urban design, architectural, and landscape/green space plans and initiatives that are currently being proposed along the West Toronto Rail Corridor.

Guest Critics:

Michelle Delk

Alfredo Landaeta

Steven Webber

Beth Kapusta

Harold Madi

Mike Layton

J. Niall Haggart

Ruth Mora

 

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ARC3016YS

RESEARCH STUDIOS



The Design of Urban Infrastructure: The Mount Dennis Mobility Hub on the new Eglinton Avenue LRT

Instructor: George Baird

Location: Room 066

The subject of this Research Studio Option is the proposed new Mobility Hub to be located at Mount Dennis, at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Weston Road, in north-west Toronto. The design challenge of the studio will be the design of a complex piece of urban infrastructure on a complex site, with appropriate relationships to the historic existing urban fabric adjacent.

The Eglinton LRT is already under construction, but work has not yet started on the Hub proposed to be established at Mount Dennis. Students will be responsible for the development of a complete architectural design of this important new piece of urban infrastructure in Toronto, and for the shaping of its urban design relationships to the adjacent neighbourhoods.



Guest Critics:

Sinisha Brdar

Ian Griffiths

Michael Piper

Peter Rose

Graeme Stewart

Michael Wilford

Leslie Woo

Jose de Churtichaga

Robert Levit

 

Curatorial Operations, Collected Objects, Visual Rhetorics

Instructor: Laura Miller

Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Guest Critics:

Morning

Nic Barrette

Brian Boigon

Roberto Damiani

Natalie Fizer

Robert Levit

Richard Sommer

Cayetana Quadrasalcedo

Afternoon

Nic Barrette

Josemaria de Churtichaga

Roberto Damiani

Natalie Fizer

Michael Piper

Richard Sommer

Lisa Steele

Cayetana Quadrasalcedo

 

NOMAD MONAD

The Will to Form + The Institution


Instructor: John Shnier

Location: LWR Gallery

Does architecture have the final word? It is, as some would say, the most substantive and permanent resolution of cultural activity. Yet there are ephemeral practices---art, music and literature for example---through which ideas live on; timeless ideas. The late historian Sir Kenneth Clarke famously defined civilization as the quest for “a sense of permanence…”



Nothing lasts forever, so they say, yet it is in our nature to resist our own impermanence. We build monuments towards leaving a lasting legacy. Do we have to choose between permanent and the fleeting? Can our work be both lasting and fleeting. Can our work manifest a paradox?

 

Resiliency, Architecture, and Health

Instructor: Stephen Verderber

Location: Room 106

Forty years after the term “engineered resilience” was first put forth, this concept is being explored across a wide range of disciplines. Originating in ecological science in 1973, C.S. Holling first defined resilience as the measure of a system’s ability to rebound to its pre-altered operational integrity after having sustained a sudden shock. The Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, subsequent Daiichi nuclear reactor crisis, and the recent Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines underscore the global ramifications of sudden catastrophic disruptions—acts of nature, terrorism—we will likely be required to endure in the 21st century.

The principal objective is for each student to master the terms resilience (and its antithesis), regeneration, and rehabilitation, and to adroitly distinguish between and across these concepts in architecture and health, and beyond, together with comprehending and applying these with fluidity in pre-design and design phases throughout the term.

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ARC3016YS

RESEARCH STUDIOS

 

Rereading Materiality

Instructor: Josemaria de Churtichaga

Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

 

The "Both-and" Studio

Instructor: Benjamin Dillenberger

Location: LWR Gallery

 

"in the halls of the Crystal Palace"

Instructor: David Lieberman

Location: Room 106

In 1851 Joseph Paxton constructs “the Building erected in Hyde Park for the GREAT EXHIBITION”, an enclosure that demonstrated the remarkable possibilities of materials and a structural frame, a utopian vision of a world full of opportunity and technological challenges, a building as an enormous wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities, a museum of the challenges, success, and excess of daily life, to display the achievements, technological and cultural of the emergent industrial age.

The studio is intended to develop advanced design skills for the architect with an emphasis on the necessity of collaboration with the engineering disciplines. Project work advances to the design development stage with the integration of detailed structural systems.

 

Collectivity After Orthography

Instructor: John J. May

Location: Room 066 North

This studio will take up the burdens and possibilities offered by a specific site in Mexico City, located along the "Glorieta de Insurgentes" ring road. Constructed in the late 1960's, the Glorieta de Insurgentes sought to mitigate and stitch together a diverse set of programs and sectional demands that had historically converged on a single point; pedestrial and vehicular were segregated and juxtaposed, and a massive multi-storey subterranean metro station was placed beneath a new public plaza, which in recent years has served as a site of congregation.

Guest critics:

Alexandra Barker, Pratt Institute and BarkerFreeman

Jimenez Lai, UIC and Bureau Spectacular

Alex Pilis, Global Architecture São Paulo

Antonio Furgiuele, City College of New York and Pratt Institute

Outside the Mall: The Aggregate Form of Peripheral Urban Centres

Instructor: Michael Piper

Location: Room 066 South

Malls have developed an outward orientation. While initially designed as introverted boxes set back from the city, malls have been amended with additions and crowded with high density development. Such changes provide an opportunity to test out new externally oriented formal organizations for the mall, but as importantly, they offer cause to re-evaluate some of the theories on urbanism that have been derived from them.

 

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THESIS REVIEWS

ARC4018YS

Location: Room 066 North/South

Click here to view the schedule for the Master of Architecture Thesis Reviews



LAN3017YS

Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Guest Critics:

Naomi Cottrell, Michelle Crowley Landscape Architects Boston

Jason Sowell, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

Brad Fleisher, Principal, Fleisher Ridout Partnership Inc.

Click here to view the schedule for the Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis Reviews

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THESIS REVIEWS

LAN3017YS

Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Guest Critics:

Naomi Cottrell, Michelle Crowley Landscape Architects Boston

Jason Sowell, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

David Leinster, Planning Partnership

Click here to view the schedule for the Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis Reviews



URD2015YS

Location: Room 066 North/South

Guest Critics:

Nashid Nabian, Harvard GSD

Mark Sterling, &Co

Robert Glover, Bousfeld Inc

Robert Levit, Daniels Faculty

Aziza Chaouni, Daniels Faculty

Michael Piper, Daniels Faculty

Click here to view the schedule for the Master of Urban Design Thesis Reviews

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