Barry Sampson has been involved with the Daniels Faculty since 1967, when he first entered the University of Toronto's architecture program as a student. He graduated in 1972, became a sessional lecturer in 1979 and taught continually until 2018, when he retired as a full professor. He remains active as a principal at the award-winning architecture firm Baird Sampson Neuert.
Now, as a result of numerous generous contributions to a fundraising appeal initiated by Sampson's longtime colleagues Bruce Kuwabara, Brigitte Shim, Pina Petricone, Ian MacDonald, and Shirley Blumberg, the Daniels Faculty is pleased to announce the creation of the Barry W. Sampson Scholarship.
The new scholarship will honour Sampson's legacy as the originator of the Daniels Faculty's comprehensive building studio, in which graduate students are given the technically demanding task of designing a complete building, inside and out. Recipients of the scholarship will be Master of Architecture students who have demonstrated an exemplary grasp of whole-building design through their projects and coursework, and who have shown an ability to creatively integrate technical systems, environmental performance, and architectonic design.
The scholarship will be awarded annually, beginning in 2021.