Design at Riverside
7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
Design at Riverside is pleased to present New Realities, the 10th annual Projects Review exhibition, featuring the top projects from the Waterloo Architecture undergraduate and graduate design studios. New Realities begins its four week run with Interview Week, one of the school’s busiest weeks of the year. This week is when candidates for entry to the undergraduate program come to the school with their portfolios to present their work to a jury of faculty and practicing architecture professionals, and the exhibit serves as both inspiration for future students, as well as means of setting the bar of expectations of work. In order to accommodate this week-long increased traffic flow, the exhibition is open extended hours.
Future Realities. This annual exhibition showcases the school’s long-standing fusion of imaginative studio culture and co-op work experience for which the schools is internationally recognized. What links all of the projects is a passion to explore, expand and understand the potential for architecture to positively impact our world.
The projects on display feature work from both undergraduate and graduate programs of the school. The undergraduate projects are drawn from studio based assignments that guide students through an increasingly complex, experimental and comprehensive cycle of architectural investigations that range in scale from the single house to the urban precinct. Graduate projects are distinguished by self-directed thesis work that brings a depth of research and design based insight to a wide array of contemporary architectural issues.
This exhibition highlights the school’s commitment to bringing resilient and creative architectural voices to the difficult challenges of our time. To build sustainably and poetically, to harness the vast power of new technologies and to understand how cities can flourish in the 21st century; these are our new realities.
New Realities Curator
Continuing Lecturer, University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Tues – Thurs 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Fri 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 1:30 – 4:30 pm
* Open extended hours Interview week (April 21-25): Monday 10:00 am – 5: 00pm, Tues-Thurs 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening: Tuesday, April 22, 6:30pm
Andrew Levitt has a degree from the Architectural Association, London, England and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He is the author of, THE INNER STUDIO, A Designers Guide to the Resources of the Psyche. The book offers a psychological view of the built world in order to help architects understand the wisdom of their dreams, body and shadow during the process of design. Current research is focused on empathy, creativity and sustainability. He is a Continuing Lecturer at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge Ontario.