Gabrielle Argent is an intern architect at Roderick Lahey Architects (RLA) 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 a research assistant, a teaching team member for both undergraduate and graduate courses and will continue to work part-time as communications coordinator, a position she has held since September 2020. 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 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 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.
In winter 2022, she will be a contract instructor for the undergraduate course ARCS 1105 – Studio 1.
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
Upcoming: ARCS 1105 – Studio 1 – Contract Instructor, 2022