Collective Visions showcases work of Carleton University’s graduating Bachelor of Architectural Studies class

The Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture presents Collective Visions, an exhibition of work by this year’s graduating class in its Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) program, at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) from April 9-12, 2015 (project reviews run from April 13-14).

Collective Visions presents design projects located in both Ottawa and Montreal by 58 students that challenge and explore the relationship between architecture and current social, cultural, political and ecological concerns. With work that represents the very best of craft and technique in drawing, rendering and model-making from Carleton’s architecture design students, the exhibition presents visions on the role architecture plays in the continuing transformation of our urban environment; visions that are necessarily collective.

Students will be presenting design projects responding to one of four specific studio briefs: indeterminacy, strangeness and the public realm around Chaudière Falls on the border between Ottawa and Gatineau; performance space in Old Montreal; a new ecological vision for Kanata; and a New Market in the Bayview/LeBreton Flats area of Ottawa. Together, these address questions that are central to the discipline of architecture as well as questions that cut across multiple related disciplines. The range of the inquiry and the rich variety of work presented will resonate with broad audiences.

The public opening of the exhibition will take place Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:00pm at the CUAG with an introduction by Australian architect Bud Brannigan, who is the current Azrieli Visiting Critic in the Master of Architecture program at the School of Architecture. The reception runs until 9:00pm.

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