Adriana Ross

Adjunct Professor

Adriana Ross was born and raised in Bulgaria and developed a keen interest in design and architecture after moving to Canada. She has been teaching for the last decade as a sessional instructor at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. Her research, teaching and original work focuses on the translation of meaning from past tradition to a contemporary context in a way that incorporates the evolution of social values. Ross has published and presented papers internationally on issues of the conservation, state, and future of ecclesial buildings. Her personal work on the creation and preservation of ephemeral structures has been published in the international magazine DOMUS. Through her research and studies, she has received several awards and grants. Ross holds first place and honourable mentions from local and international architectural competitions.


Master of Architecture – Carleton University (with high distinction)

Bachelor of Architecture – Carleton University


ARCS 2105 – BAS – Studio 2

ARCS 5104 – M.Arch 1- Studio 3

ARCS 1005 – BAS – An Introduction to Drawing

ARCS 2106  – BAS – Studio 3

ARCN 2106 – BAS – Introduction to Multimedia

ARCN 5005 – M.Arch 1 -Theory and Practice of Architectural Representation

STUDIO FIRST – Post-Baccalaureate Program

ARCS 1105 – BAS – Studio 1

ARCU 3902A – BAS – Workshop in Urban Studies and Heritage Conservation

ARCN 1005 –  An Introduction to Drawing: Seeing through the Hand  


Goffi, Federica and Ross, Adriana, 2018 NCBDS Conference, Cincinnati, USA. “Transmedial Time Constructs” read and published by Journals@UC – University of Cincinnati.

Ross, Adriana. “Comatose and Ricorso, An Ecclesial Exploration”, The Future of Churches Conference, Bologna, Italy, 2016, paper read and published. 


Private Practice –  ADesign, Ottawa, ON

1998-2003 – Senior Designer, Susan Firestone Design, Ottawa, ON

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