Details of all Doors Open events can be found at the Waterloo Doors Open websites:
Location: University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy
10-A Victoria St. S., Kitchener
Free Doors Open Parking: UW Lot 3 (enter from Joseph St.)
2 p.m. TALK
Siamak Hariri, Founding Partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects and Partner-in-Charge of the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy design, will discuss how the firm partners with clients in their aspirations, leveraging the transformative power of collaboration and design: the ability of design to shift the perception of what an institution is and wants to be. Every project is a narrative; the unfolding, in architectural form, of the history and values of its client. By channeling the finest aspects – the very soul – of each institution into architectural form, we leverage the power of design to transform, to attract, and to uplift.
Seating for 80; open seating
2. 60 Years at Waterloo: Perspectives of a University, from a Corn Field to Architectural Traditions
Location: University of Waterloo Dana Porter Library
200 University Ave. W., Waterloo
1 p.m. TALK
In this illustrated talk, Ken McLaughlin, distinguished professor emeritus and Waterloo’s official historian, will tell the story of the development of the 1,000-acre University of Waterloo campus, and its impact in Waterloo and beyond.
In the Dana Porter Library Flex Lab (floor 3); seating for 50; open seating.
Location: Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church
131 Victoria St. S., Kitchener
2 p.m. TALK
Discover the rich meaning of Byzantine iconography, using as illustration the iconography of Holy Transfiguration Church, during this talk by Fr. Myroslaw Tataryn, theologian, professor, and Department of Religious Studies Chair at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo. You will be introduced to this ancient medium, often termed “theology in colour”, which adorns the walls, ceiling, and beautiful iconostasis of the church.
4. Life in the Detweiler Neighbourhood 150 Years Ago
Location: Detweiler Meetinghouse
3445 Roseville Rd., Roseville
11 a.m. TALK
Gather meetinghouse-style on the Detweiler benches as they did 150 years ago, and hear historian and author Sam Steiner’s overview of life and faith among the Mennonite settlers in this part of Waterloo Region. Followed by a Q&A session. Illustrated books covering much of this history will be for sale at the book table.