Winners of the Maxwell Taylor Scholarship
Four students at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism have won a Maxwell Taylor Scholarship for their thesis projects.
The Maxwell Taylor Scholarship is awarded annually to students in their final year of the Master of Architecture program who have incorporated building technologies into their final thesis project.
Each winner will receive $1,500. The scholarship was endowed in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of the late Mabel Leona Taylor.
Thinking and Making – Digital Craft Hybridity
Winner: Sinan Husic
Advisor: Associate Professor Sheryl Boyle
The awards committee praised this well-researched mini-thesis for its hands-on exploration and development, prolific production, and extensive documentation of the work in progress.
The student built a fascinating dialogue between hand and technological tools through an impressive range of material studies.
THE ARCHITECTURAL CHUCK BOX
Winner: Joel Tremblay
Advisor: Associate Professor Johan Voordouw
This mini-thesis approaches architecture in mobility through a hands-on approach toward the design and construction processes. It uses the integration and ramification of available technology in inhabiting the rural Canadian landscape and developing an off-grid solar system on a mobile living unit.
To date, design and development are documented and recorded in a thorough multi-media systematic way.
BLUE JUNCTION – IMPROVING SPATIAL EXPERIENCE WITH ECOLOGICAL WATER MANAGEMENT NETWORKS AT CARLETON UNIVERSITY
Winner: Gregory Juneau
Advisors: Assistant Professor Jerry Hacker and Associate Professor Paul Kariouk
This well-researched thesis proposal incorporates existing literature in academic format from an expanded bibliography. It offers in-depth analysis and description of case studies related to water-based technologies. At this stage, it already proposes advanced design intentions for Carleton University’s campus with the use of living machines and constructed wetlands.
The document is beautifully illustrated with elaborate original mappings and drawings.
Vital Traditions: Heritage Trades in Toronto’s Conservation Sector
Winner: Luke McElcheran
Advisor: Associate Professor Mario Santana
This proposal receives an award for its critical analysis and exemplary review of literature and presentation of the existing policy of Canada’s standards and guidelines. It makes explicit its intention to tackle undervalued trades skills in relation to heritage conservation.
This mini-thesis presents a strong bibliography, pertinent documentation, and base drawing research.