Gabrielle Argent is an intern architect at Shean Architects in Ottawa. 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 has worked at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism as communications coordinator, a research assistant and as a teaching team member for both undergraduate and graduate courses. She has been a contract instructor for ARCS 1105-Studio I, and in summer 2021 she was a studio instructor + program coordinator for the post-baccalaureate program STUDIO FIRST. Gabrielle was also the assistant editor of volume 3 of the Harvard based publication OBL/QUE – A Journal on Critical Conservation.
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. Furthermore, the research for her undergraduate thesis entitled The Role of the Architect in Constant’s New Babylon, served as a seminal foundation for her critical views on the role and responsibility of the architect in helping to facilitate and empower people as agents in the process of shaping the built environment. Her work has been featured on KooZA/rch and in Architectural Design Journal.
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 – Intro to Drawing: Seeing Through the Hand – Course Tutor, 2021
STUDIO FIRST – Post-Baccalaureate Program – Studio Instructor + Program Coordinator, 2021
ARCS 1105 – Studio 1 – Contract Instructor, Current