Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada

POP // CAN // CRIT is an annual national symposium that promotes excellence in architecture through constructive, critical, professional, and academic discourses on contemporary practice and its peripheries. POP // CAN // CRIT explores the in-between spaces of the profession to challenge the ways we see and understand architecture, current practices, contemporary issues, and to propose new solutions for the future of architecture in Canada.

POP // CAN // CRIT 2019 will explore the topic of education and emergence of architects in Canada. The first panel, The Student // The Intern, will look at the student and intern experiences, including professional practice in education, mentorship, and exam support, and the disconnects between architectural education and practice. Panel Two, The Architect, will shift the discussion to the professional practice of architecture, beginning with a look at the first five years of emergence. It will also look at the role and opportunities for continuing education in Canada, and the needs of the emerging practitioner in building an architectural practice. The final panel, The Alternate, explores the other opportunities available to those with a professional degree in architecture. This will include alternative paths to licensure, alternative types of practice and careers, and the role of the PhD in supporting architectural research and practice. The day will close with a Roundtable on The Future of Architectural Practice and Education in Canada.

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Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

POP // CAN // CRIT 2018: The Business of Architecture in Canada

POP // CAN // CRIT 2018:
The Business of Architecture  in Canada

How do the art of architecture and the art of business come together? How is the subject of business being taught within schools of architecture? What does it mean to practice architecture? What does success mean to the architect? 

POP // CAN // CRIT 2018: The Business of Architecture in Canada will explore these topics and more through a series of panel discussions in a day-long symposium on October 19, 2018 in Vancouver. This is the third national symposium in a series that looks at contemporary topics related to the intersections between the public understanding, education and profession of architecture, specifically within our Canadian context. 

The 2018 symposium will bring together leading architects, academics, media and business strategy personnel to discuss the business of architecture in Canada. Panel discussions will focus on how business topics are being taught in architecture schools in Canada, how the art and business of architecture come together, how architects are finding their niche within the increasingly diluted design and construction industry, as well as how and whether architecture firms are succession planning – and what does that mean for the future of architecture in Canada. 

Simon Fraser University, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555, Vancouver, British Columbia

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