Gabrielle Argent is an architectural designer and researcher. She holds a Master of Architecture (2020) from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture (2015) from the University of Alberta. Gabrielle worked at the Azrieli School during the 2020-21 academic year as a research assistant, communications coordinator, and teaching team member for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Gabrielle was also the assistant editor of Volume 3 of the publication OBL/QUE – A Journal on Critical Conservation, created by Dr. Natalia Escobar Castrillón.
Her graduate thesis entitled Mobility, Voice, and View: Unpacking the Future of Cape Town’s District Six, explores the role of agency in architecture, especially in the context of race, segregation, and politics. Her thesis was recently featured on the architectural design platform KooZA/rch. In the past year, she has completed research on enslaved peoples and architecture in the American South and design projects that examine and propose imagined architectural interventions for migrants along the US-Mexico border. Gabrielle hopes to further explore these types of topics through the lens of spatial justice.
Currently, she works as a Studio Instructor + Program Coordinator for the 2021 summer sessions of the Post-Baccalaureate Program STUDIO FIRST.
MArch – Carleton University, 2020
BArts (Honours), History of Art, Design and Visual Culture – University of Alberta, 2015
ARCN 2106 – Intro to Multimedia – Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2018-2019
ARCH 1000 – Intro to Architecture – Course Tutor, 2020
ARCN 1005 – An Introduction to Drawing: Seeing Through the Hand – Course Tutor, 2021
STUDIO FIRST 2021 – Post-Baccalaureate Program – Studio Instructor + Program Coordinator