Schedule

Symposium 1: Material and Technical Innovation
Where is technology taking us and where are we taking technology?

Led by the trio of architects Nader Tehrani, Anton Garcia-Abrilis and Herbert Enns, the discussion will profile the advancement of innovations in design & construction materials, technologies and processes and their impact on architecture schools and construction projects around the world.

Featured Guest Presenters

Nader Tehrani – Head of MIT’s Department of Architecture and a Founding Partner of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to design innovation, researches the cultivation of new means and methods of methods of fabrication of the building industry. As the architect of three new architecture school facilities in Toronto, Atlanta, and Melbourne, Nader brings invaluable insight into the opportunity of the proposed new school of architecture.

Antón García-Abril – European PhD Architect, full-professor at the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). In 2000 he established ENSAMBLE STUDIO, and with his partner Debora Mesa, leads a cross-functional team researching and realizing new approaches to architectonic space, building technologies and urban strategies.

Herbert Enns – Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba. Professor Enns is the Founding Director, Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG) at the University of Manitoba. EMRG was approved by the University in October 2009 with the support of the Deans of Architecture, Arts, Engineering, Science, and Music, the Director of the School of Art, and the Section Head of Orthopedic Surgery.

Events

PUBLIC LECTURE – open invitation
Presenter: Nader Tehrani
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue

PANEL PRESENTATION – open invitation
Date: Friday, March 1, 2013
Time: 8:45-11:00am
Location: Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building

Sponsored by:
Strata-Development-Corp.

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Symposium 2: Environment, Culture and Community Engagement
How do we balance these precious resources as we design our future?

To initiate a new school of architecture, creating an educational environment unlike any other, we must establish a learning and research environment reflective of Saskatchewanís strong traditions of innovation, determination and rich cultural production. Real engagement with our local communities and environments can have a significant influence on how the study of architecture is practiced and taught within the Province.

Featured Guest Presenters

Douglas Cardinal – is one of Canadaís most well-known architects and a visionary of a new world where beauty, balance and harmony thrive, and where client, architect, and stakeholder build together in a common vision. His Curriculum Vitae and the awards achieved throughout his brilliant career are a testimony to what the partnership of architect and client can achieve together.

Dr. Ray Cole – a Professor and former Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, where he has been teaching environmental issues in building design for more than 35 years. His current research interests relate to regenerative design, building environmental performance assessment, and human and automated intelligence.

Dr. Terrance Galvin – is the inaugural Head of the new Laurentian University Department of Architecture. He was previously the Director of the School of Architecture and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he taught architectural history, theory and design and received a Teaching Excellence Award from the Student Union. He also held the roles of Adjunct Professor and Research Associate at McGill University in Montreal. He is Past President of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and has served on numerous provincial and national boards governing architectural education and practice in Canada.

Events

PUBLIC LECTURE – open invitation
Presenter: Douglas Cardinal
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Roxy Theatre, 320, 20th Street

PANEL PRESENTATION – open invitation
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Time: 8:45-11:00am
Location: Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building

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Symposium 3: Design Thinking and Teaching
Do architects think differently? How and Why? And is that a good thing?

Methods of Design Thinking offer unique interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities. Design thinking is a pedagogy pioneered in architectural education and practice. Through this practice,’real world’ situated learning with problem definition and an iterative process of inquiry, creation and testing results in a learning experience unique from most others within a traditional university environment.

Featured Guest Presenters

Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray – an accomplished architect and speaker of five languages, Ray is the current Director of Bowling Green State University’s School of Art. Ray has won several international design awards and has participated in numerous art and architecture competitions in the United States and Europe. She has also curated 11 exhibitions and given more than 50 invited lectures on art and architecture.

Clive Knights – a Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Portland State University. He practices architecture and art, in particular mixed media and monotype printmaking. He holds professional architectural design undergraduate and graduate degrees from Portsmouth Polytechnic, UK, and a Master of Philosophy in Architectural History and Theory from Cambridge University (Thesis: “The Place of Mimesis in Architectural Representation,” Supervisor: Dalibor Vesely, 1988).

Leslie Van Duzer – has been Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia since 2010. In her role as Director, Prof. Van Duzer spends much time connecting the school to the broader community through a host of initiatives designed to share the school’s resources and to create smooth pathways for graduating students. Recognizing the school’s important role in the community, she has launched an initiative to establish City Room, a downtown venue that brings politicians, design professionals, non-profits and academics together to discuss and design the future of the region. She is currently developing the groundwork for a new building: a mixed-use, tall wood tower at UBC.

Events

PUBLIC LECTURE – open invitation
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue

PANEL PRESENTATION – open invitation
Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 8:45-11:00am
Location: Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building