Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) is a Carleton University research centre dedicated to the advanced study of innovative, hybrid forms of representation that can both reveal the invisible measures of architecture and animate the visible world of construction. As part of the Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture, we are committed to exploring and developing innovative symbiotic relationships between the digital and fabricated 2D and 3D modes of representation. Our mandate includes the advancement and development of the tools, processes and techniques involved in the transformation of data into tangible and meaningful artifacts that impact the way we see, think, and work in the world.
CIMS was established as an Organized Research Unit, within the Azrieli School of Architecture and the Faculty of Engineering at Carleton University, through a “New Opportunities” Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant awarded in 2002.
The CSALT Laboratory at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism is focused on the study of materiality in architecture. The goal of this research lab is to effect and contribute to the understanding, application and invention of the material nature of architecture, construction and design. Of particular interest in the lab are the secondary properties of materials, the combination of organic and inorganic materials and the reassessment of traditional materials and methods within the context of our contemporary condition. The Facility is located in the Architecture Building.
The Carleton Urban Research Lab (c-url) at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism supports design-based thinking and collaborative projects centered on the entwined issues of water, cities, and equity. Historically architecture, whether at the scale of the room or the city, is based on understanding and imagining environmental conditions and technical interventions in terms that are simultaneously social, political, cultural, and artistic. New challenges around globalization, urbanization, environmental change, infrastructure, mass migration, and energy use increase the need for this type of thinking, which equally values human factors alongside quantifiable data. The Urban Research Lab was founded by Professors Ozayr Saloojee and Catherine Bonier in January of 2017, with the support of Azrieli School Director Jill Stoner, to promote this type of design thinking, and to expand research, teaching, and engagement connected to the Lab’s three central themes. They look forward to building upon their own expertise in the areas of architecture and urbanism to establish ongoing transdisciplinary collaborations with university, government, and private entities within Canada as well as internationally.
C-url hosted its inaugural symposium and workshop, Fluid Infrastructures, on March 3-4, 2017. With assistance from partners in the National Capital Commission and the help of visiting designers and researchers, students investigated Ottawa’s past and present relationship to its river through tours, lectures, discussions, and design workshops. The next c-url symposium in Summer of 2018 will bring together international students and experts to envision urban waterfront redevelopment around the issues of infrastructure, environment, and equity.
Carleton Research | Practice of Teaching | Collaborative
The Director of the Carleton Research | Practice of Teaching | Collaborative is Federica Goffi
C R | P T | Collaborative | is formed by PhD Candidates, PhD students, Post-Professional Master students and faculty of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. The Collaborative pursues research in the humanities with a diverse research agenda that reflects the interests of the collaborators through the Practice of Teaching in academic settings in architecture.
C R | P T | C activities | are collaborative in nature and include research, publications, symposia, and exhibits.
C R | P T | C works | transmediate between the written word and epistemic constructions.
chair: Federica Goffi
coordinators: Rana Abughannam, Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon, Pallavi Swaranjali
Director of the CLIFF: Zachary Colbert
The Carleton Climate Futures Design Laboratory combines design and scholarly research in an interdisciplinary setting to explore, anticipate and prototype climate futures in the built environment. This work elucidates productive linkages between architecture and politics toward elevating architecture’s capacity for political engagement both in the classroom and in the field. Through the lens of ‘atmospheres,’ our research weaves together the technical, ethical and post-humanist challenges of our time at the scales of the building and the city. These endeavours intersect with preexisting extensive and international efforts spanning disciplines, ideologies and geographies to re-imagine the North American way of life to address the impacts of climate change and societal climate change adaptation. We seek to unite disparate conversations across disciplines and to examine the interdependent scales of the individual, the community, the city and the region through public consultation, symposia, design charrettes, publications and speculative architectures. Climate change is a planetary phenomenon and while the potential for climate change to impact low-lying, coastal cities is clear; the potential of climate change to adversely impact energy and housing market fluctuations, human migration patterns, regional ecosystem stability, and severe weather events will be felt in inland cities as well. This research provides an opportunity to examine and redefine 21st century practices and paradigms related to North American multi-family housing, urban design, and building construction practices. Additionally, we seek to identify and define civic architectural practice strategies, proactive approaches from within the architecture profession that engage stakeholders in laying the groundwork for climate change adaptation at community and municipal levels.
Directed Studies Abroad (DSA)
Directed Studies Abroad (DSA) is a long tradition and an essential component of our undergraduate programs here at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. DSA options are most often tied to third year design studios, and to the 4th year urbanism and conservation studios.
During the winter break in February, faculty members and students travel to cities around the world. The 10 – 12 day itineraries span multiple cities, where students observe and engage in urban situations outside of Canada, visit the offices of internationally renowned architects, and document specific sites that serve as the context for their design project during the semester. Previous DSA trips have included Italy, Mexico, Myanmar and India. In the Winter of 2019, our undergraduate DSA destinations included trips to Portugal, Turkey and Japan.
International Option Studio
In the winter semester, students have an opportunity to spend 6 weeks abroad in one of our Option Studios Abroad, under the supervision of outstanding academics and practicing architects. Students who opt to participate have take a set of courses while residing abroad. Courses are delivered by renowned architects and scholars who teach and practice in the chosen city. The semester is positioned between the “Gateway / Comprehensive” studio and the yearlong thesis, and offers students an extraordinary and diverse academic experience being immersed in a different cultural context and experiencing diverse approaches to contemporary architecture.
Forum Lecture Series
The Forum Lecture Series is a long-held tradition of the school. First initiated in 1968 and popularized in the 1980s and early 1990s the lecture series was an inspiring event, introducing the Carleton community to leading architectural thinkers of the day. Held during the academic year, approximately one lecture is held per month from the end of September to March.
Re-established in 2004 through the generous endowment of its founding sponsors, Hobin Architecture, IBI Group, GRC Architects, Trinity Development Group, Merkley Supply and Charlesfort Development, the Forum lecture series continues to introduce our students, faculty and the wider Ottawa community to a host of leading practitioners and critics of architecture. As Barry Hobin stated “The importance of the lecture series cannot be stressed enough. It has tremendous opportunities to be a catalyst for better design in the Ottawa area — including the Carleton campus,”
Held in either of two venues, the National Gallery of Canada Auditorium and the Alma Duncan Salon at The Ottawa Art Gallery, our series invites the capital city to engage in emerging ideas and celebrate the architectural profession. Lectures are held on Monday evenings at 6:00pm, and are free and open to the public.
Open Forum Lecture Series
Open Forum is an expansion of the Forum Lecture Series to once again introduce great speakers in the heart of our school. Located in the pit, a series of annual talks will engage our students and faculty in cross-disciplinary ideas and emerging practice. The Open Forum is intended to be a more intimate affair, ranging from focused roundtable discussions to collaborations with other Carleton faculties. The development will give the Azrieli School calendar greater breadth of subject and further depth of critique.
More information to come soon.
The Azrieli School of Architecture and urbanism is continually striving to provide additional funding for students to support them through their academic programs.
HODI Built Conservation Award
Established in 2015, the HODI Award for Built Heritage Conservation is awarded annually to outstanding students at Carleton in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or the School of Canadian Studies. Recipients are involved in projects aimed at safeguarding and rehabilitating historic buildings in Ottawa. The award provides the opportunity for HODI to support the emerging generation of conservation professionals in researching, learning and practicing in Ottawa. It helps build the capacity needed to deliver conservation best practices for Ottawa’s built heritage, now and into the future.
HODI Submission Form
Brief HODI 2017
Ontario Association of Architecture Award
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to a deserving student enrolled in the Second year of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism program an award of $1,200; and to a deserving student enrolled in the Third year of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism program an award of $1,200. Donor: Ontario Association of Architects. Established 1972.
Page and Steele School of Architecture Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University.
Michael Russell Coote Memorial Award
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to a promising student who has successfully completed First year in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.
Donors: Friends, family and colleagues of the late Michael R. Coote. Endowed 1983 in memory of Michael R. Coote, a member of the faculty since 1970 and Director of the School of Architecture from 1978 to 1982.
Jacques and Helene Sabourin Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to the student showing the greatest proficiency in a course devoted to lighting for architecture.Donated by the illuminating Engineering Society and its members in memory of Jacques and Helene Sabourin who were active in the field of illumination and who tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident in 1984. Endowed 1985.
Federation of Chinese CPEF Award in Architecture(2334)
Value $1,500. Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to an outstanding student enrolled in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Architecture degree. Recipients will be selected by the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in consultation with a panel of internal and external reviewers. Eligible students will have completed the fall semester Housing Studio and will have demonstrated design excellence in their project, with a particular attention to the social and cultural aspects of building.
Established 1986, Revised 2001, 2005, 2016.
Nicholas C. Scolozzi Scholarship in Architecture
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to a deserving student who excels in the Fourth-year design studio of the Architecture program.
Endowed in 1997 by family and friends in memory of Nicholas Scolozzi a former Carleton University architecture student.
Murray and Murray Prize
Awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student in the M.Arch or B.A.S. program at Carleton University following a juried competition. The competition challenges students to develop and present an architectural idea through hand-drawn drawing and to demonstrate an exceptional ability in using scaled and rendered drawings that include the conventions of plan, section and elevation. The competition takes place at the first week of the fall term and celebrates the beginning of a new school year.
Endowed in 2003 by friends, family and colleagues of Tim and Pat Murray.
The John Adjeleian Graduate Scholarship in Structural Design
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student pursuing research in structural design. The award will be given in alternate years to students in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Eligible students will be in the first year of their thesis project. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select the recipient upon the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
This award recognizes excellence in the art of structural design and celebrates the professional accomplishments and academic contributions of Dr. John Adjeleian.
Endowed in 2002 by Dr. John Adjeleian, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Carleton University.
Maxwell Taylor Scholarship
This scholarship, which was endowed in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of the late Mabel Leona Taylor, is awarded annually to a student in his/her final year of the Master’s Program in Architecture who incorporates building technologies into his/her thesis project. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.
Students must be in the final year of the M.Arch. program. Research in thesis project must incorporate building technologies.
Awarded annually to a student in the Professional M.Arch. Program who, in the judgment of the faculty, has completed an outstanding final thesis for that year.
OAA Silver Guild Medal
Awarded annually to the graduating student in the B.A.S. Program with the highest grade-point average in recognition of outstanding promise in the practice of architecture.
Alpha Rho Chi Award
Awarded annually to the graduating student in the B.A.S. Program who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for the School, and gives promise of real, professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The purpose of the Award is to encourage and promote professional qualities which do not necessarily pertain to scholarship. Scholastic attainment is not to be a consideration in awarding this medal.
The American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal
Awarded annually to a student for outstanding academic achievement and professional promise.
The American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit
Awarded annually to a student in recognition of general excellence in academic performance.
ORSA Annual Student Award
Designed specifically to encourage student involvement in the community, the annual program awards a cheque and a year’s free membership to the Society to a student nominated by faculty of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. The nominee must be a student registered in a degree program offered by Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism; and the nominee must have demonstrated initiative and active voluntary participation in community activities such as, but not limited to: society of architectural students, C.U.student council, student or community newspaper or local non-profit organizations.
RCA/ERNEST ANNAU SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARCHITECTURE
Awarded, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to a student in the Architecture Program for formal study abroad.
Gulzar Haider Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, to an undergraduate student with the highest grade in first year studio. Endowed in 2004 by alumni, colleagues and friends of Gulzar Haider, Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism from 2000-2004.
Cyril M. Leeder Prize in Urban Design
The Cyril M. Leeder Prize is awarded annually to students making an outstanding contribution to Urban Design who are either in their third or fourth years of the Bachelor of Architecture program or in their first year of the Masters of Architecture program.
John E. Ruddy, B.Arch/’75 Architecture Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism to an outstanding student(s) entering the Master of Architecture: Professional program.
Endowed in 2004 by John E. Ruddy, B.Arch ’75. This scholarship is a member of the Carty family of awards.
Steel Structures Education Foundation Scholarship [New]
Awarded annually, to a student enrolled in the 4th year of the Bachelor of Architecture program or the Master of Architecture program, studying the use and design of steel products. Eligible recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person). Established 2007 by the Steel Structures Education Foundation (SSEF).
Note: Undergraduate students considering applying for bursaries must complete a bursary application form in the Awards Office website.
C. T. Hobin Bursary
Awarded annually to deserving Ontario students in financial need who are in good academic standing. Recipients are to be either students in the Third or Fourth year of the Bachelor of Architecture, the Bachelor of Humanities programs, or the Enriched Support Program. Donor: Barry J. Hobin, B.Arch 1974, son of Mr. C. T. Hobin. Endowed 1997.
Evelyn and Earl Langill Bursary
Awarded annually to deserving students in the Bachelor of Architecture program who require financial assistance in order to continue their studies. Endowed in 2000.
Donors: Evelyn and Earl Langill.
John Lyndhurst Kingston Bursary Fund
The fund is to provide assistance to needy students in the study of architecture. This is made possible by a bequest of the late Leslie Chandler Kingston. Endowed 1986.
John E. Ruddy Bursary Fund
Awarded annually to deserving full-time students enrolled in the Fourth or Fifth year of the Architecture program and to Carleton University varsity team athletes. Students must be in need of financial assistance and in good academic standing.Endowed in 1997 by John E. Ruddy, B.Arch. 1975, who was a varsity athlete during his years at Carleton.
Z. Matthew Stankiewicz Bursary
Awarded annually to a deserving student requiring financial assistance, who is entering or is enrolled in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University.
Donors: Friends, relatives and associates
The Student Well-being Committee is a group of students, staff, and faculty working together to address student health and well-being. The SWBC is driven by student ideas and initiatives, with the goal of opening dialogues to improve student experiences.
The 5 current working topics of the SWBC are the following:
2. Stress and mental health, general wellness
3. Building condition, comfort, and safety
4. Technology and fabrication
5. Structure and culture of the School
The Azrieli School Student Well-being Committee is trying to collect student feedback to open a dialogue and to improve student experiences. This is a tool for conversation. Information will be shared and discussed.
The role of this portal is to understand student experience and gather data in order to, as best we can, serve the students at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and support your well-being needs. There is no guarantee that we can resolve or act upon all the suggestions and feedback given, however, our aim is to gather information from our students in order to make informed decisions moving forward.
*This is not a regularly monitored portal, and is intended to be used for feedback, NOT for emergency situations. For support and access to resources related to well-being, please view our resource links.
How could student well-being be improved at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism? Please use THIS FORM or click the button below to describe your suggestions, concerns or thoughts on well-being at the school. You can consider broad areas of improvement in terms of well-being and mental health programs, make suggestions for new extracurricular programs or tutorials, speak to conditions of the physical or working environment at the school, etc. Please be as specific as you desire.
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