Azrieli Global Studio Symposium 2023

May 2, 2023

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (ASAU) hosted fellow members of the Azrieli Global Studio from McGill University, Tel Aviv University, and Technion Institute of Technology from April 20-21 for a symposium.


Guests included Naomi Azrieli, chair of the Azrieli Foundation, which sponsors the studio.

Carleton and McGill students shared their projects at the symposium. They also heard from Métis architectural designer Dani Kastelein on land-based practices and working on Indigenous land. Architect and Associate Professor Lola Sheppard (University of Waterloo) delivered a keynote lecture about architectural speculations on complex sites.

“As a participant it was interesting to see and learn different modes of work and approaches to them,” said ASAU Master of Architecture student Harrison Lane. “McGill’s studio seemed directed, while ours was loose and research-based. The variety of projects was incredible!”

The Tel Aviv University and Technion students toured Ottawa and the National Gallery of Canada and visited a site they are studying on the Ottawa River at Victoria Island.

Twelve ASAU students will travel to Israel/Palestine and Jordan from April 29 to May 15, led by Assistant Professor Piper Bernbaum and Associate Professor Zachary Colbert. Their project in the graduate studio ARCH 5106 investigated questions of human migration, cultural resilience, infrastructures of power and care, and the contrast of traces and erasures in the Negev/Naqab desert in Israel/Palestine.