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Carleton’s Azrieli School celebrates 50 year anniversary this fall


August 10, 2018
by Canadian Architect

Fall 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of architectural education at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, with alumni and the architectural community invited to celebrate the landmark occasion in Ottawa.

This October, Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism celebrates its 50th anniversary.

This October, Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Over the course of a two-day event dubbed FORWARD►50, alumni, faculty and current students will join in conversations about the fields of architecture and urbanism, engaging not only the spirit of things past, but also the shape of things to come.

The School of Architecture was established in the fall of 1968 with twelve students and four faculty under the Directorship of Douglas Shadbolt. The purpose-built architecture building followed four years later as the program grew in size and significance. A pivotal period in the school’s history was under the directorship of Alberto Perez-Gomez (1983-86), one that defined an era for the school’s pedagogy and left a lasting legacy of design thinking and production. These ideas have left a tangible layer onto the otherwise brut concrete walls.

The two-day 50th anniversary event will include stories and interviews, an auction, an afternoon in the design studios, and an evening reception—as well as free time to get together with old friends. As plans develop, we will provide monthly updates on the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism website, linked here.



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