DWELL CEx18 continues in the tradition of past Collaborative Exercises, which addressed a number of critical topics of public interest, including ‘Civility’ (2013), ‘Identity’ (2014), ‘Water’ (2016), and ‘Heat’ (2017).

In 2018, students investigated architectural identity, sense of place and collegiality through this exercise to create student housing as infill, addition, renovation or replacement of existing campus buildings. These sites within the immediate campus precinct were selected because they are either underdeveloped, inappropriately developed, or have potentially obsolete programmes (i.e. above ground parking garages, book storage, big box retail, etc.) in this era of Amazon, digitized library resources and active transportation and transit. Students will design to both improve the quality of the public space and architecture of the existing campus while positing a variety of affordable housing options. These ‘scavenged,’ university-owned sites makes them tenable for potentially affordable development in the midst of this current hyper-inflated real estate condition of the Toronto core.

Studio faculty: Cheryl Atkinson, Rob Coelho, Stanislav Jukovic, Veronica Maddon, Julie Ourceau, Vis Sankrithi, Scott Sorli, Jeff Geldart

Visiting Experts: Shelagh McCartney, Donald Schmidtt

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@StudentDwellTO 2019  |  A collaboration between University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, and OCAD University.