Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) present the Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture. This summit presents twelve papers from schools of architecture featuring the latest in research from Canadian academics and practitioners in the fields of architecture and design. 

Papers will be presented through two moderated sessions per day on July 9 and 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET for a total of 6 hours of sessions.

Session topics include: 

  • Constructing a Sustainable World
  • Hands-on Pedagogies
  • New Machine Paradigms
  • Broadening the Conversation
     

Join the RAIC and CCUSA on July 9 and 10 for a live broadcast of the 2020 Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture, and discover the latest research conducted by Canadian schools of architecture.

  


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The Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture is available at special reduced pricing until July 7. Register before this deadline and receive a 20% discount. A certificate of completion for 6 hours of live content will be available through the RAIC LMS after the completion of the feedback survey following the last day of the event. It is the responsibility of the participants who are reporting their attendance to review the requirements of their regulatory body or organization with respect to session requirements. A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here.   

Broadcast Schedule

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Presentations

Session 1: Constructing a Sustainable World
Thursday, July 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Moderated by: Carlos Rueda

Mass timber as dynamic insulation and thermal mass
Presented by Salmaan Craig

Healthier and Happier: Designing for Well-being and Daylight
Presented by Terri Peters

Tall Wood, Thin Concrete: Digitally Drafting and Crafting
Presented by Jerry Hacker

Session 2: Hands-on Pedagogies
Thursday, July 9
3:00 pm - 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Moderated by Anne Bordeleau

Is learning “to make” enough? The latent value hidden in design-build education
Presented by Bruce Wrightsman

Design for Assembly and Architecture as Platform
Presented by Jonathan Enns

The Gift is in the Making: Reconciling ways of knowing
Presented by Shaun Bailey

Session 3:  New Machine Paradigms
Friday, July 10
1:00 pm - 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Moderated by Martin Bressani

Architecture and Intelligence: What implications for our contemporary 'algorithmic condition'?
Presented by Michael Robert Doyle

Designing (with) Machines
Presented by Maria Yablonina

Augmented Weave: Physical and Virtual Prototyping of Off-Loom Weaving Techniques Using Head-Worn Displays (HWDs)
Presented by James Forren

Session 4:  Broadening the Conversation
Friday, July 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Moderated by Jill Stoner

Toward an Atlas of Research on Excellence in Architecture (AREA Canadian Partnership
Presented by Jean-Pierre Chupin

Integrating Indigenous Land-Bassed Learning into the Architectural Curriculum: An Emerging Form of Professional Conduct
Presented by Shannon Bassett

Interdisciplinarity in Pedagogy and Practice
Presented by Alberto de Salvatierra

A cocktail hour will follow the closing remarks.  



Alberto de Salvatierra
Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Alberto de Salvatierra is an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Data in Architecture at the University of Calgary SAPL and a Founding Principal of PROXIIMA. An interdisciplinary polymath, architectural designer, and landscape urbanist, he has previously taught at the BAC, Cornell University, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Universidad Iberoamericana and the UNLV School of Architecture. He is the previous recipient of Cornell's Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship, Harvard's May Crane Fellowship, and Harvard GSD's Penny White Prize. De Salvatierra holds a BArch from Cornell and both an MLA and an MDes in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology from Harvard. ↑back
 


Anne Bordeleau, PhD, OAQ, MRAIC
O'Donovan Director, University of Waterloo, School of Architecture 

Anne Bordeleau is Associate Professor and O’Donovan Director of the School of Architecture of the University of Waterloo. A registered architect in Québec (OAQ), she is an historian with publications on the temporal dimensions of drawings, maps, buildings, and architecture more generally. Her publications include a monograph, "Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time: Reflections around Anachronistic Drawings" (Ashgate, 2014), and a co-authored book and exhibition, "The Evidence Room' (New Jewish Press, 2016 and 15th Venice Biennale in 2016). She is interested in architecture as a cultural act, a commitment that informs her research as much as her approach to education. ↑back


Bruce Wrightsman, AIA, NCARB
Assistant Professor, Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture

Bruce Wrightsman is an Assistant Professor with the McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury, ON. He is a licensed architect with over 25 years of experience.  As an educator, Bruce has over a decade of experience serving as instructor on multiple award winning academic Design Build projects. His current research examines the pedagogical, environmental and social efficacy these design build projects are leaving on their intended communities.  He is also currently developing a book on the work of architect Neil Astle, who re-envisioned traditional wood framing using an innovative system of interlocking 2x2 wood members. ↑back


Carlos Rueda, Ph.D., M.Arch II.,(McGill) B.Arch., (U Andes) Architect (CPNAA, Colombia)
Head, Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture

Carlos Rueda is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Manitoba (2015-), he holds a Ph.D. (2009 ARCC Medal) and Post-Professional Master (2001) from McGill University. He has taught at Universidad de los Andes, Nacional, and Piloto (UPC), in Colombia, and at the School of Architecture of McGill University (2003-15). Dr. Rueda is coauthor and editor of the Syndesis book series, and keeps a selective professional practice as an architect in Colombia with the firm Monumental Arquitectura, of which he is cofounder and associate. ↑back

 

 


James Forren

Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, School of Architecture

James Forren is an Associate Professor of Architecture in Design and Technology.  He utilizes computational, fine arts, and anthropological methods in the study of new materials and material technologies in architectural contexts. His research focuses on the production of architectural compo-nents and assemblies, concrete and composite technologies, and people’s experiences with materials in industrial, design, and public contexts. His current research is supported by the 2019 SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund, Exploration program for the transdisciplinary project, “Gesture and Form: A Field-based Approach to New Methods of Architecture and Handcraft in Textiles Using Augmented Reality Technologies”. ↑back

 


Jean-Pierre Chupin, PhD, architect MOAQ, MRAIC, DPLG, DipArch(2)
Professor, Université de Montréal, School of Architecture

Jean-Pierre Chupin is a professor at Université de Montréal School of Architecture, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence. He coordinates the interuniversity team of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (L.E.A.P). Conducting research on contemporary architecture competitions and architecture awards, he addresses professional and theoretical issues (architectural quality, analogies, sustainability, energy, tectonics, judgment, excellence). He is a cofounder and chief editor of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue. Chupin started his academic career as a scientific translator of Alberto Perez-Gomez’s seminal Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science (The MIT Press, 1983) published in French in 1988. Since he has been working on the role of analogical thinking in architecture from various vantage points (historical, theoretical, pedagogical and cognitive). Most recently, he released in open access: Young Architects in Competitions (When Competitions and a New Generation of Ideas Elevate Architectural Quality) along with G. Stanley Collyer. ↑back


Jerry Hacker, B.Env.D., M.Arch
Assistant Professor, Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

A registered architect, Jerry practiced for 13 years as a senior associate and design leader with the critically acclaimed firm MBAC (The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative). While practicing, Jerry developed a deep respect for the comprehensive and necessary interface between design, technology, construction and environmental stewardship: A fertile ground where theory informs practice and practice informs theory. In the classroom, this translates to fostering the capacity to craft highly poetic ideas that manifest as an integrated body of knowledge and expertise. Now at Carleton University, Jerry is the founder of hACT, an architectural firm employing research through design to investigate, situate and construct architecture as infrastructure. ↑back


Jill Stoner
Director of Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University

Jill Stoner has been a professor of architecture for 35 years. Since July 2015, she is director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa. Previously, she spent 28 years at the University of California, Berkeley, where she headed the Master of Architecture program from 2008 to 2012; served as chair of the Centre for Jewish Studies from 2012 to 2015; and was associate dean of the Graduate Division from 2014 to 2015. Her professional practice, between 1993 and 2007, was devoted to adaptive reuse of public buildings and visionary competitions and received national and international awards. Jill’s first book was Poems for Architects (William Stout Publishers, 2001). A recent book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press, 2012), advocates for a more political approach to the post-recession landscape. ↑back


Jonathan Enns, M.Arch
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, School of Architecture

Jonathan and Humanics.io develop product oriented, user assembled architecture based on qualitative human centered research and co-design. Jonathan’s recent work investigates how broad design-for-assembly systems (platforms) can offer resilient solutions for building in remote and low resource communities. A hybrid designer with a background in service experience design and Architecture, Jonathan was previously project lead at Continuum Innovation where he ran consulting projects for top consumer brands in home technology, internet of things (IOT), and the Japanese prefabricated home building industry. Prior to this, Jonathan was a design consultant at Front Inc. in NYC, where he designed facades for Atelier Jean Nouvel, Buro OS and Bjarke Ingles group. Jonathan is excited about the future. ↑back 


Maria Yablonina
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Maria Yablonina is an architect, researcher, and artist working in the field of computational design and digital fabrication. Her work lies at the intersection of architecture and robotics, producing spaces and robotic systems that can construct themselves and change in real-time. Such architectural productions include the development of hardware and software solutions, as well as complementing architectural and material systems in order to offer new design spaces. Maria’s practice focuses on designing machines that make architecture — a practice that she broadly describes as Designing [with] Machines (D[w]M). D[w]M aims to investigate and establish design methodologies that consider robotic hardware development as part of the overall design process and its output. Through this work, Maria argues for a design practice that moves beyond the design of objects towards the design of technologies and processes that enable new ways of both creating and interacting with architectural spaces. ↑back


Martin Bressani

Director, School of Architecture, McGill University, School of Architecture

Martin Bressani is William C. Macdonald Professor and Director of McGill University’s Peter G-H Fu School of Architecture in Montréal. He is the author of a monograph on 19th-century French neo-gothic architect and theoretician Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Architecture and the Historical Imagination: Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (Ashgate, 2014), and co-editor of Gothic Revival Worldwide. A.W.N. Pugin’s Global Influence (Leuven University Press, 2017) and The Companions to the History of Architecture – Nineteenth-Century Architecture (Wiley Blackwell, 2017). He has contributed essays and articles to many books and scholarly journals. Martin Bressani is William C. Macdonald Professor and Director of McGill University’s Peter G-H Fu School of Architecture in Montréal. He is the author of a monograph on 19th-century French neo-gothic architect and theoretician Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Architecture and the Historical Imagination: Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (Ashgate, 2014), and co-editor of Gothic Revival Worldwide. A.W.N. Pugin’s Global Influence (Leuven University Press, 2017) and The Companions to the History of Architecture – Nineteenth-Century Architecture (Wiley Blackwell, 2017). He has contributed essays and articles to many books and scholarly journals. ↑back


Michael Robert Doyle, PhD. Arch.
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Université Laval

Dr. Michael R. Doyle is an assistant professor at the Université Laval School of Architecture in the Faculty of Planning, Architecture, Art and Design. His main research and teaching interests in architecture and urbanism currently revolve around the following themes: the topological and climatic nature of the milieu; information theory and cryptography; computational techniques of abstraction in the production of architectural artefacts; and the articulations of mediacy and immediacy in perception and action in the built environment.

Prior to joining the faculty of the Laval SoA in 2019, Michael worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Department for Architectural Theory and the Philosophy of Technics (ATTP) at the TU Wien in Austria, with whom he is published an edited volume Ghosts of Transparency: Shadows Cast and Shadows Cast Out in 2019 (Birkhäuser/deGruyter). His PhD work, which combined philosophy, geology, architecture, urbanism and spatial econometrics was conducted as part of the Deep City Project at the Laboratory for Environmental and Urban Economics (LEURE) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). ↑back


Salmaan Craig, Eng.D., Environmental Technology (Brunel University, UK) B.Sc., Product Design (Brunel University, UK)
Assistant Professor, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University 

Salmaan Craig (B.Sc., Eng.D.) is an Assistant Professor at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University. His research involves using the principles of heat-exchanger design to develop new building materials that integrate many functions. With an emphasis on ""smart geometry, dumb materials,"" it might be possible to build buildings using only one or another local material and no mechanical ventilation. Monomaterial buildings would make lifecycle carbon accounting more tractable, and net sequestration more viable when the chosen building material is timber.

Before McGill, he was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he taught seminars on natural ventilation and the design of innovative envelope systems for the thermoregulation of buildings, and where he also co-taught a seminar on material innovation with the world-renowned materials scientist Joanna Aizenberg. Before that, he worked at Foster + Partners, where he contributed to three building projects which have gained international recognition for their integration of low-energy technologies: Bloomberg’s European Headquarters in London, Apple’s Headquarters in Cupertino, and the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. Before working at Foster + Partners, he was a Facade Engineer at Buro Happold, where he spent most of his time working on the dome of the Abu Dhabi Louvre. ↑back


Shannon Bassett, MArch. UD, BArch, MRAIC
Assistant Professor, Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture

Shannon Bassett is a Canadian-American architectural and urban designer. Her research, teaching, writing and practice operate at the intersection of architecture, urban design and landscape ecology.Her writing on both China’s explosive urbanization and its changing landscape, as well as shrinking cities and the post-industrial landscape in North America, has been published in Topos, Urban Flux and Landscape Architecture Frontiers Magazine (LAF) and Canadian Architect. Her design research and work has been exhibited both nationally, as well as internationally. She has practiced architecture at award-winning practices in Boston and Ottawa. With the National Capital Commission in Ottawa she was also a junior architect for the Official Residences Section and a junior urban planner for the Long-Range Planning Division for community outreach on several high profile urban design projects, including the LeBreton Flats Redevelopment. She was appointed by the Mayor of Ottawa and Ottawa City Council to serve as an Advisor to the City of Ottawa Planning Advisory Committee. Shannon is specifically advocating for the implementation of green infrastructure and design excellence in the proposed future Masterplan 2031 for the City of Ottawa. She serves as an Elected Board Member of the Building Technology Educator's Society. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for (Re)Stitch Tampa. Ensuing from this research platform was the publication, “(Re)Stitch Tampa: Designing the Post-War Coastal American City through Ecologies", published by ACTAR. ↑back


Shawn Bailey, B.ENV.D, M.ARCH, MRAIC, OAA, MAA
Indigenous Scholar, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture

Professor Bailey is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario.  Shawn was raised in an area of Lake of the Woods that depended on access to mainland by boat and winter road.  This background has provided Shawn with a strong connection to the land.  His research interests focus on collaborative design processes that draw connection from the land through indigenous knowledge and perspectives. Rather than focusing on contemporary trends and sophisticated visions, his work seeks to develop an architecture understanding through a process rooted in story. His recent design studio collaborated with a fourth year Landscape Architecture studio (Prof. Richard Perron and Ryan Coates) and the northern community of Iskatewizaagegan to design a culturally based recreational park to help improve the community’s long-term financial stability and cultural awareness among visitors and community members. The ambition was to develop a place that celebrates the land and shares culture within the context of the Canadian Shield (publication pending). ↑back

 


Terri Peters, BA, BEDS, DipArch, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science

Dr. Terri Peters is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the Department of Architectural Science. She is a registered architect in the UK and holds a PhD in architecture focused on the sustainable renovation of modern housing. She has funded research projects in daylight simulation, urban housing morphology, and biophilic design. She is co-author of “MURB Design Guide v2” (with Ted Kesik and Liam O’Brien 2019), co-author of “Computing the Environment: Digital Design Tools for Simulation and Visualization of Sustainable Architecture” (with Brady Peters, Wiley 2018) and editor of “Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture” (Wiley 2017). ↑back

 

 


Do I need to be a member of the RAIC to register for the Academic Summit?  

No, membership is not required; the 2020 Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture attendance is open to all. 

What is the registration cost and deadline? 

Registration Type

Special Reduced Pricing

Regular Pricing

RAIC Member:

$60

$75

RAIC Non-Member:

$80

$100

RAIC Intern Member:

$40

$50

Intern Non-Member

$60

$75

RAIC Student Member:

$24

$30

Student Non-Member

$32

$40

Retired Member:

$40

$50

Retired Non-Member:

$60

$75


Registration closes July 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

The Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture is available at special reduced pricing until July 7. Register before this deadline and receive a 20% discount. A certificate of completion for 6 hours of live content will be available through the RAIC LMS after the completion of the feedback survey following the last day of the event. It is the responsibility of the participants who are reporting their attendance to review the requirements of their regulatory body or organization with respect to session requirements. A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here.

What is included in the registration?  

Included in the registration is access to the live broadcast of the 2020 Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture.

What days/times are the sessions? 

The first day is scheduled for Thursday, July 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The second day is scheduled for Friday, Jule 10 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. A cocktail hour will follow the closing remarks.  

What format are sessions? 

The broadcast will feature four sessions with three live paper presentations each. A moderated discussion will follow each paper presentation.

How do I access sessions? 

The live broadcast will occur using Zoom. For detailed information and instructions on how to access  Zoom on various devices and a video tutorial, visit here.  The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants one week prior to the live broadcast. 

The Zoom link will also be posted on the RAIC LMS. A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here. You will need to log in to www.raic.org using the email with which you have registered. If you do not remember your email and password, you may reset it. If you are having trouble logging in, contact info@raic.org

Will the sessions be recorded for post-summit viewing? 

Summit registrants will have indefinite access to all sessions through the RAIC’s LMS.  A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here

How do I access my continuing education certificates?  

A certificate of completion for 6 hours of live content will be available through the RAIC LMS after the completion of the feedback survey following the last day of the event. It is the responsibility of the participants who are reporting their attendance to review the requirements of their regulatory body or organization with respect to session requirements. A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here.

How do I access Zoom?  

You will receive initial instructions once you’ve completed your registration. The RAIC will also be sending pre-event emails one week and one day prior to the event as well as the day of the event. Links to the Zoom meeting room will be posted on the RAIC LMS. A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here. For detailed information and instructions on how to access  Zoom on various devices and a video tutorial, visit here.   

How do I access RAIC’s LMS? 

Once you have registered, click on the  RAIC LMS link in the menu at the top of the page to access the 2020 Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture. You will see this listed on the dashboard when you sign in. (Please note, if you click on the link and you are not automatically signed in to the RAIC LMS, please click Login and you will be automatically signed in. A video tutorial on the RAIC LMS can be accessed by clicking here.  

Do I need special software to watch the webcast sessions? 

The live broadcast will occur using Zoom. For detailed information and instructions on how to access Zoom on various devices and a video tutorial, visit here.   

Can I watch the webcast sessions on my phone or tablet computer?  

For the best audio-visual experience, we recommend using Zoom and accessing the RAIC LMS through a desktop or laptop computer with a hardwired internet connection. If using Wi-Fi, we recommend being as close to the router as possible.  

What kind of Internet connection do I need to watch the live broadcast?  

For the best audio-visual experience, we recommend using a hardwired internet connection. If using Wi-Fi, we recommend being as close to the router as possible.  

What if I can't hear the audio on my computer?  

If you cannot hear any audio, make sure that your speakers are turned on. If they are on, make sure the correct speakers are selected in Zoom. If you still cannot hear any audio, close the Zoom session and your browser and re-open both to rejoin the virtual summit room. For detailed information and instructions on how to access Zoom on various devices and a video tutorial, visit here.   

When will I receive the instructions for attending the virtual event?

You will receive initial instructions once you’ve completed your registration. The RAIC will also be sending pre-event emails one week and one day prior to the event as well as the day of the event.  

What do I need to do on the day of the virtual event? 

You will need to access Zoom the day of the virtual event. For detailed information and instructions on how to access Zoom on various devices and a video tutorial, visit here.  The RAIC will also be sending pre-event emails one week and one day prior to the event as well as the day of the event. This will include information on what to do the day of the virtual event. 

Will I be able to see the speakers for each session?  

All speakers will be given the option to broadcast their camera.  

How will I earn credit for the sessions?   

No credits will be issued for 2020 Virtual Academic Summit on Architecture.

Can I ask questions during the sessions?  

Participants will be able to send in their questions through the participant chat within Zoom during the live broadcasted sessions. These will be addressed during the moderated discussion following each presentation.

Can I share my academic summit login information with other members of my team? 

To access the virtual summit room, participants will be asked to login using their name as it appears on the registration. Access will not be granted to those who have not registered.   

What if I need more help?  

If you require any assistance, contact conference@raic.org.

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