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Fall 2015 Reviews

Wed, Dec 9/15 – 9:00am to Thu, Dec 17/15 – 6:00pm

Daniels Faculty | 230 College Street

Alumni, design professionals, and members of the public are welcome to join us for final reviews. Daniels Faculty graduate students in architecture, landscape, and urban design will present their final projects to their instructors, as well as guest critics from the professional community and local and international academic institutions. The student presentations are part of their final exam requirements and they will be graded on their work.

If you are an alumnus or alumna planning to attend reviews, we would like to welcome you personally and make some introductions. Alumni are encouraged to email John Cowling at John.Cowling@daniels.utoronto.ca.

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All reviews take place from 9 AM to 6 PM (unless otherwise stated).

Wednesday, December 9

Design Studio 1: ARC 1011
In this course, students are asked to turn abstract design questions into architectural environments. View the full course outline.
Coordinator: Robert Levit
Location: Room 066

Guest critics (Morning session):
David Bowick
Mauricio Pacheco
Barry Sampson
Shannon Hilchie
Michael Piper
Laura Miller
Zeynep Celik Alexander
Shane Williamson
Jeannie Kim
Lisa Rappoport

Guest critics (Afternoon session):
David Bowick
Shannon Hilchie
Barry Sampson
Mauricio Pacheco
Michael Piper
Laura Miller
Zeynep Celik Alexander
Jonathan Enns
Jay Pooley
Mason White

 

Design Studio 1: LAN 1011
The goals of this course are to introduce students to the discipline of landscape architecture and to advance their abilities to articulate, represent and argue design ideas for small public spaces. View the full course outline.
Coordinators: Jane Wolff & Andrea Mantin
Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Guest critics:
Maria Arquero, University of Michigan and MAde
Nancy Chater, Planning Partnership
Jen Maigret, University of Michigan and MAde
Robert Wright, Daniels Faculty
Elise Shelley, Daniels Faculty
Liat Margolis, Daniels Faculty

 

Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11

Superstudio: ARC 2013, LAN 2013 & URD 1011
This course takes the future form of the city of Toronto as its subject. Through the design of an urban project situated in Toronto, architecture, landscape and urban design students are asked to speculate about the forms of urbanity that the city’s future development might conceivably foster or sustain. View the full course outline.
Coordinator: Laura Miller
Location: 230 College Street (throughout the building)

Guest critics (Thursday, December 10 - Morning Session):
Zeynep Celik Alexander
Jay Pooley
James Parakh
Pete North
Mason White
Barry Sampson
James Macgillivray
Shadi Ramos
Erkin Ozay
Ellen Dunham-Jones
Lluis Ortega
Rocco Ceo
Brady Peters
Robert Levit
Drew Sinclair
Dean Richard Sommer
Shane Williamson
Jerome Markson
Pina Petricone 

Guest critics (Thursday, December 10 - Afternoon Session):
Pete North
Shadi Ramos
Jonathan Enns
Jay Pooley
Erkin Ozay
Ellen Dunham-Jones
Lluis Ortega
Rocco Ceo
Brady Peters
Robert Levit
Brian Boigon
Dean Richard Sommer
Shane Williamson
Jerome Markson

Guest critics (Friday, December 11 - Morning Session):
Mark Sterling
Jeannie Kim
Vivian Lee
James Macgillivray
Zeynep Celik Alexander
Douglas Birkenshaw
Leo Lin
Alissa North
George Baird
Jay Pooley
Hans Iblings
Stefano Pujatti
Brady Peters
Erkin Ozay
Ellen Dunham-Jones
Lluis Ortega
Rocco Ceo
Dean Richard Sommer
David Lieberman

Guest critics (Friday, December 11 - Afternoon Session):
Mark Sterling
Douglas Birkenshaw
Leo Lin
Alissa North
Julie Bogdanowicz
Jane Wolff
David Lieberman
Jay Pooley
Hans Iblings
Stefano Pujatti
Brady Peters
Erkin Ozay
Ellen Dunham-Jones
Lluis Ortega
Rocco Ceo
Dean Richard Sommer
Daniel Comerford

 

Saturday, December 12

Undergraduate Reviews: View Event page for schedule

 

Monday, December 14

Option Studio: ARC 3015
Optic Civics
Students will be required to research optical phenomena and to define their own approach to civic space. View the full course outline.
Instructor: James Macgillivray
Location: Room 066 North

Guest critics:
Zeynep Celik Alexander
Anya Sirota
Hans Ibelings
Stefano Pujatti
Nima Javidi
Eiri Ota
Vivian Lee

 

Architecture, Landscape Therapeutics, and Health
Instructor: Stephen Verderber
Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Guest critics:
Laura Miller
Frank Pitts
Rob Wright
Brigitte Shim
Liat Margolis
Michelle Cohen Iodine
Terri Peters
Gina Page
Jonathan Enns

 

Option Studio: LAN 3016
Stone | Sediment | Water: Projecting the Ontario Freshwater Coast
The Great Lakes are anything but permanent and predictable. In this course, students are challenged to develop strategies for engaging large-scale landscape dynamics at the site scale that retain/enhance ecological and social value. View the full course outline.
Instructor: Sean Burkholder
Location: Room 106 & Larry Wayne Richards Gallery

Guest critics:
Brendan Stewart
Karen Lutsky
Nicholas Pevzner
Nicolas Koff
Alissa North
Pete North

 

Option Studio: URD 2013
Patch City
This option studio examines the potential to respond to both the demographic challenges associated with shrinking household sizes and the need to make optimal use of the infrastructure of the existing city as directed by the Growth Plan by exploiting specific “patches” within or nearby the so-called “stable” areas of the City of Toronto for intensification. View the full course outline.
Instructor: Mark Sterling
Location: Room 066 South

Guest critics:
Janna Levitt
Mark Conway
Mary Jane Finlayson
Ute Maya Giambattista
David Pontarini
Mark Guslits
Robert Freedman
Nasim Adab

 

Tuesday, December 15

Option Studio: ARC 3015
Water water all around
The course will specifically focus on the very sophisticated relation between water and building.
Water will be used as an instrument for the setting of the project at the urban scale as well as the medium that informs the construction elements and defines the detailing of the building.
View the full course outline.
Instructor: Stefano Pujatti
Location: Room 500B

Guest critics:
Vivan Lee
Laura Miller
Adrian Phiffer
Vlad Bortnowski
James Macgillivray
Robert Levit
Ute Maya
Andrea Calla
Roberto Damiani

 

Designing the Future: Simulation, Computation, and the Environment
Students are expected to develop a building design using an iterative process extending from concept through to detailed design. This building will develop from the given program and site, with the add inclusion of an aspect of performance simulation and computational geometry generation. View the full course outline.
Instructor: Brady Peters
Location: Room 106 & Larry Wayne Richards Gallery

Guest critics:

Bille Faircloth
Marianne Touchie
Nick Bruscia
Rei Tasaka
David Lieberman
Benjamin Dillenburger

 

Architecture / Landscape Architecture Joint Option Studio Late Entry to the Phillips House Redevelopment Project: Design Competition, North York General Hospital Campus. An innovative model of community based care.
The studio will explore the impact of moving mental health care beyond the hospital and into an integrated environment. We will realize design projects that strive to integrate and intertwine the allied disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture to provide a holistic environment for care of adolescent mental health patients in need. View the full course outline.
Instructors: Brigitte Shim & Robert Wright
Location: Room 066

Guest critics:
Jane Wolff
Liat Margolis
Richard Sommer
Annemarie Adams
Gary Hilderbrand
Barry Sampson
Mark Sterling
Pina Petricone
Clifford Harvey
Gina Page
Michael McClelland
Andrew Pruss

 

Option Studio: LAN 3016

The Cultural Form of Toronto Parks: Heritage values, aesthetic experience, and enhancing landscape through design
This option studio investigates 3 highly valued and intensively used downtown Toronto parks: Trinity Bellwoods, Allan Gardens and Riverdale Park. It postulates that contemporary design interventions are required to create robust landscape systems and powerful aesthetic experiences capable of elevating the performance of these parks to meet the needs of 21st century Toronto. View the full course outline.
Instructor: Brendan Stewart
Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Guest critics:
Sean Burkholder
Karen Lutsky
Alissa North
Nicholas Pevsner
Graeme Stewart
Michael McClelland
Marc Ryan

 

Thesis Reviews

View Thesis Booklet

Wednesday, December 16

Download schedule for Wednesday, December 16

MArch Thesis Reviews:

Advisor: Vivian Lee
Location: Room 066 North

Advisor: Michael Piper
Location: Room 066 South

Advisor: An Te Liu
Location: Eric Arthur Gallery & Room 500B

Advisor: John J. May
Location: Eric Arthur Gallery & Room 500B

Advisor: Shane Williamson
Location: Room 106 & Larry Wayne Richards Gallery

 

Thursday, December 17

10 AM - 6 PM

Download schedule for Thursday, December 17

MArch Thesis Reviews:

Advisor: George Baird
Location: Eric Arthur Gallery

Advisor: Benjamin Dillenburger
Location: Room 106 & Larry Wayne Richards Gallery

Advisor: Jonathan Enns
Location: Room 066 South

Advisor: Mark Sterling
Location: Room 066 North

Advisor: David Lieberman
Location: Room 066 North

Advisor: John Shnier
Location: Room 500B

 

Thesis Reviews Guest Critics:

Dan Adams, Northeastern
Christy Anderson, U of T, Dept. of Art
Alex Anmahian, Anmahian Winton Architects
Ila Berman, University of Waterloo
Hansy Better, Rhode Island School of Design
Lonn Combs, Rensselaier Polytechnic Institute
Howard Davies, Atelier Big City
Evan Douglis, Rensselaier Polytechnic Institute
Michael Jemtrud, McGill University
Sean Keller, IIT
Peter Rose, Peter Rose + Partners
Daniel Sherer, Columbia University
Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects
Geoffrey Thun, University of Michigan

Faculty critics:

Zeynep Çelik Alexander
George Baird
Brian Boigon
Katy Chey
Roberto Damiani
Jonathan Enns
John Harwoo
Zach Hinchliffe
Hans Ibelings
Nima Javidi
Jeannie Kim
Robert Levit
David Lieberman
Mary Lou Lobsinger
Laura Miller
Andy Payne
Adrian Phiffer
Mason White