Interview: In conversation with Alexis Cohen

What does it take to work in heritage conservation? Find out in this interview! Here, we chat with Dr Alexis Cohen, U of T alumna and Associate at ERA Architects about her work as an architectural historian in the world of heritage conservation, her training in art and architectural history, why the humanities matter, andContinue reading “Interview: In conversation with Alexis Cohen”

Building profile: The Aga Khan Museum

Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, opened in 2014 and designed by Maki and Associates in partnership with Moriyama & Teshima Architects, is an educational museum on the contributions of Muslim civilizations to the global community throughout history. The museum’s mission is to promote dialogue, tolerance, and mutual understanding through its exhibitions and programming, including educational sessionsContinue reading “Building profile: The Aga Khan Museum”

Architecture and the Public

Did you miss the event “Architecture and the Public” on March 9? We’ve got you covered! The full recording is available below or on our YouTube channel. Part of the Canada Constructed Conversations Series, this panel focused on architecture and journalism with discussants Alex Bozikovic (Globe and Mail), Elsa Lam (Canadian Architect), and Adele WederContinue reading “Architecture and the Public”

Internship opportunities for summer 2021

Interested in architecture and heritage? Then take part in one of our internships! These arts-based internships are open to students at the University of Toronto through the Department of Art History. Offered as a course credit (FAH 481 H1/Y1), these internships are provide advanced students with the opportunity to work with local organizations for aContinue reading “Internship opportunities for summer 2021”

Event announcement: Architecture and the Public

Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00pm (EST) for the online event “Architecture and the Public,” as part of our Canada Constructed Conversations series. Use the Zoom meeting ID and passcode above to join. No RSVP necessary!  We look forward to seeing you there! To download a copy of the poster, click here.Please feel free to share widely!

Architecture in the Classroom

Did you miss our January 19 event “Architecture in the Classroom”? No problem! You access the full recording here or on our YouTube channel. This panel discussion was the first in the Canada Constructed Conversations Series, featuring discussants Peter Coffman (Carleton University), Michael Windover (Carleton University), and Jane Wolff (University of Toronto), moderated by CanadaContinue reading “Architecture in the Classroom”

Building profile: Église du Précieux-Sang

Lead photograph by Nickuzhov, 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Église du Précieux-Sang, or the Church of the Precious Blood, was designed by Manitoban architect Etienne-Joseph Gaboury in the St. Boniface neighbourhood of Winnipeg. The building was completed in 1968 and continues to serve as a church to the parish through today. InContinue reading “Building profile: Église du Précieux-Sang”

Interview: In conversation with Michelangelo Sabatino (Part 1)

This fall, we sat down (via Zoom!) with art and architectural historian Professor Michelangelo Sabatino, Director of the Ph.D. Program in Architecture in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Although Prof. Sabatino is based in Chicago, he was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and has published extensively onContinue reading “Interview: In conversation with Michelangelo Sabatino (Part 1)”

Event announcement: Architecture in the classroom

Join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 4:00pm (EST) for the online event “Architecture in the Classroom,” as part of our Canada Constructed Conversations series. Use the Zoom meeting ID and passcode above to join. No RSVP necessary!  We look forward to seeing you there! To download a copy of the poster, click here.Please feel free to shareContinue reading “Event announcement: Architecture in the classroom”

Site profile: Pier 21

 Most immigrants moved seamlessly, and with good memories, out of Pier 21, through the overhead walkways and into the separate Immigration Annex where they collected their baggage from Customs, their tickets and train to their new home and, if necessary, their wits, with the help of the religious and social agencies stationed there for theirContinue reading “Site profile: Pier 21”