Isabel Potworowski is a PhD student at Carleton University’s ASAU since 2020. She completed her Bachelor’s in Architecture at McGill University (2011), her professional Master’s in Architecture at TU Delft (2015), and obtained a Master’s in Architectural History + Theory at McGill (2020). In the Netherlands, she worked at Barcode Architects, the International New Town Institute, and Mecanoo Architecten. She has also been a contributing editor for the international architecture magazine C3 since 2015. Her research interests revolve around architecture’s capacity to foster well-being and communicate meaning through atmosphere and aesthetic experience. Her doctoral work deals specifically with the spiritual dimension in the architecture of Peter Zumthor.
Isabel’s previous research includes collaborative development of the project New Towns Arrival Cities about accommodating migration in European post-war towns as part of her work for the International New Town Institute, and collaborative work on the research report “Campus: The Spatiality of the Knowledge Economy; A Thematic Analysis” for Barcode Architects. Currently, she is an active member of Carleton’s research collaborative, CRIPTIC.
PhD, Architecture – Carleton University, 2020-present
Post-Professional Master (non-thesis), History and Theory of Architecture – McGill University, 2020
MS, Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science – Delft University of Technology, 2015
BS, Architecture – McGill, 2011
Contributing author for two research reports for the New Towns Arrival Cities project: New Towns | Arrival Cities: Lab 1 | Milton Keynes (2017) and New Towns | Arrival Cities: Lab 2 | Sabaudia (2018).
Contributing author for the report “Campus: The Spatiality of the Knowledge Economy; A Thematic Analysis” at Barcode Architects (2017)