Jesse Bird

Studio Teaching Fellow

Jesse Bird is a recent Master of Architecture graduate from Carleton University where he also completed his undergraduate degree in architectural studies. Jesse’s research interests can be found at the intersection of alternative building technologies and resource recovery techniques, with a focus on the social and cultural significance of inclusive waste management, topics he explored in Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Jesse has received both professional and academic awards for his innovative design approaches and was recently recognized for his thesis research in sustainable material development.

Jesse is currently leading a design team through the Azrieli school’s CSALT  Lab, where ongoing research from his thesis is exploring the structural and thermal properties of recovered paper and cardboard as an alternative building material for prefabrication and construction.


Master of Architecture – Carleton University

Bachelor of Architectural Studies – Carleton University



ARCN 2015A – Digital Practice and Theory – Teaching Assistant

Studio First (May/June) – Post-Baccalaureate Program Digital Lab Instructor

Studio First (July/August) –  Post- Baccalaureate Program Digital Lab Instructor

ARCS 5015 – MArch 1 – Gateway Studio Teaching Fellow   


2018-Present – Design lead, CSALT Lab, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

2019-Present – Material Design Researcher, Zeoform, Australia

2018 – KPMB Architects, Toronto, ON

2017 – Hobin Architecture, Ottawa, ON 


Sustainable Paper Waste Management

Alternative Building Technologies

Second-Generation Material Recovery Solutions

Material Engineering

Environmental Sciences

Grassroots Innovation for Zero-Waste Communities

Inclusive Waste Management