Thursday, June 2, 2011

TLW Accepted into the BTES Conference 2011

Professors Shadi Nazarian, Chris Romano, and Nick Bruscia will be presenting the project as part of the Building Technology Educators' Society Conference 2011, themed "Convergence + Confluence"  on August 5, 2011.  
TLW will be presented in the Environmental Design category.
The conference this year is hosted by Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) and sponsored by both Ryerson and the University of Waterloo.  Conference website:

Theme overview: (from the conference website)
If Architecture cannot exist in a vacuum, then what can be said of its pedagogy?
Architecture is the epitome of convergence. Throughout history architecture has made manifest the confluence of multiple disciplines, stakeholders, technologies, and materials that have intimately responded to its context. From multidisciplinary innovations in material technologies to unconventional appropriation of tools for teaching, it is difficult to find disciplines that do not present some impact on contemporary architecture. Where traditional models of architectural pedagogy have been reluctant to embrace this trend towards convergence, notable educators, practitioners, and students have emerged as vanguards of a contemporary and holistic discipline. To witness these convergences is to witness innovation. As architecture continues to evolve, it becomes increasingly evident that in order to educate future generations of designers, the discrete model of dissemination will be replaced with one that embraces the confluence of multiple dimensions and facets.

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing. Thank you so much for freely sharing all your hard work! We are going to definitely use a lot of this!

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