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10.23.19 – Graduate students gain valuable job insights at the annual Student-Professionals Networking Event

Earlier this week, a group of graduate students from the Daniels Faculty's architecture and urban design programs gathered in the main hall at One Spadina for the Faculty's annual Student-Professionals Networking Event.

Through a series of "speed networking" sessions, students were able to make connections with established design professionals, who may one day be their employers or colleagues.

Representatives from 24 local architecture and design firms were in attendance. They engaged students in conversation about the realities of transitioning from school into professional life.

Dean Richard Sommer and Shane Williamson, director of the Master of Architecture program, welcomed participants:


Students gathered around tables for group conversations with guest professionals:


The two-hour event was followed by an informal reception with light refreshments and snacks:

The event was made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects, represented by VP Regulatory Mélisa Audet. The OAA’s mandate is to develop and uphold standards of skill, knowledge, qualification, practice, and professional ethics among architects, and to promote the appreciation of architecture in broader society. We thank the OAA for its continued support of the Daniels Faculty. And we also thank the design professionals who committed their time in support of our students in the architecture and urban design programs.

The firms represented at the 2019 Student-Professionals Networking Event were:

  • Adamson Associates
  • architectsAlliance
  • Bousfields Inc.
  • Brook McIlroy Inc.
  • Concord Adex Inc.
  • CS&P Architects Inc
  • DesignAgency
  • dkstudio
  • DTAH
  • Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
  • exp
  • Forrec Ltd
  • Giannone Petricone Associates
  • Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • IBI Group Inc.
  • KPMB Architects
  • Moriyama Teshima Architects
  • SvN
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • superkül
  • The Daniels Corporation
  • Williamson Williamson Inc.
  • WZMH Architects
  • Wonder Inc.