Over his 48-year career as a student and School of Architecture Director and Professor at the University of Waterloo, Rick Haldenby has observed and, many times, been directly involved in the design of buildings on and off campus.
In this all new talk, Haldenby will weave stories of buildings into a narrative that visits both high and not-so-high points in the development of the built fabric of a great institution.
Architectural historian Shannon Kyles takes a look at trends in the architecture of Ontario school buildings and the social forces which influenced these. She will open a discussion of how the schoolbuildingboth reflects and contributes to the quality of education.
An illustrated talk, by UW School of Architecture Professor Rick Haldenby, about the beautiful industrial buildings designed by Waterloo Region architects John Lingwood, Barnett and Rieder, Jenkins and Wright in the 1950s and 1960s.
Thanks to Drs. Gail Pool and Frances Stewart for hosting us at their lovely Berlin Vernacular home on Sunday December 6, 2015. It was a real treat to hear, first hand, how they have carefully researched and restored this two-story house, reminiscent of the Queen Anne style of architecture. An inspiring and most enjoyable afternoon!
Former Director, University of Waterloo School of Architecture, 1987-2013; Co-Author, Images of Progress 1946-1996: Modern Architecture in Waterloo Region; Executive Curator, Building Waterloo Region Festival of Architecture & Design 2014.