FBD CHARETTE

February 12, 2021

A series of conceptual charettes provoking unique and emotive design through illustration of a room that portrays memories or places that help the participant escape reality. The event is broken down into three phases: brainstorming, team-based sketching, and individual submissions.

Escaping Reality: FBD Charette Series
Escaping Reality: FBD Charette Series

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Escaping Reality: Event Itinerary
Escaping Reality: Event Itinerary

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Escaping Reality: FBD Charette Series
Escaping Reality: FBD Charette Series

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CRAFT A STORY

December 3, 2020

For our AIAS' annual holiday event this virtual year, students and industry professional joined in to network and craft! The competition this year was a holiday movie-themed collaborative challenge. All that was needed was paper and cutting tools to craft your story.

Holiday Event Post
Holiday Event Post

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Terry Sin from Norm Li
Terry Sin from Norm Li

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Dylan Durst from B+H Architects
Dylan Durst from B+H Architects

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Holiday Event Post
Holiday Event Post

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FIRM CRAWL

October 16, 2020 | February 18, 2021

Firm Crawl is an event that gives student the opportunity to explore firms that are currently in the architecture field. During the event students would explore what it is like to work in an actual architectural firm, and has the chance to chat with industry professionals at the firm.

Gow Hastings
Gow Hastings

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Diamond Schmitt
Diamond Schmitt

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Gow Hastings
Gow Hastings

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BEYOND ARCH.SCI

March 26, 2019 | April 10, 2021

Beyond Arch.Sci is an event that invites Ryerson Alumni back to campus to discuss opportunities beyond the architecture field. Students had the chance to meet with professionals from other industries such as real estate, game development, movie special effects, and more!

Networking at Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019
Networking at Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019

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LueWebb presenting at Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019
LueWebb presenting at Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019

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Students attending Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019
Students attending Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019

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Networking at Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019
Networking at Beyond Arch.Sci | 2019

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PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

November 29, 2017 | October 22, 2018 | March 5, 2019 | February 27, 2020

The Portfolio workshop provides students in our undergraduate program the opportunity to polish and enhance their existing portfolios with the help of industry professionals. Students were grouped with one professional and rotations were held throughout the night for more input.

Jeff Jang reviewing our students' portfolios | 2020
Jeff Jang reviewing our students' portfolios | 2020

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Andrew Aziz our students' portfolios | 2020
Andrew Aziz our students' portfolios | 2020

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Portfolio Review | 2020
Portfolio Review | 2020

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Jeff Jang reviewing our students' portfolios | 2020
Jeff Jang reviewing our students' portfolios | 2020

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POPULARIZE

March 14, 2018 | February 26, 2019

The biggest event of the year, Popularize, is held at the end of every year. Last year's theme was "Essence". Industry professionals ENFORM, Gow Hastings Architecture, Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Studio AC were invited to speak.

Networking at Popularize | 2018
Networking at Popularize | 2018

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AIAS Popularize | 2018
AIAS Popularize | 2018

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Students attending Popularize | 2018
Students attending Popularize | 2018

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Networking at Popularize | 2018
Networking at Popularize | 2018

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HOLIDAY EVENT WINNERS

December 2020

Congratulations to Team 8 for winning our Craft A Story Holiday Event - our winners include Terry Sin (Norm Li), Sadberk Agma, Rysa Braganza,  Selina Deng, and Kathlynn Hoang. Thank you to all the participants for joining our annual holiday competition.

Holiday Winners
Holiday Winners

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Holiday Winners
Holiday Winners

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NAPKIN SKETCH

February 14, 2018 + 2019 | February 12, 2020

Held at Bocconcini's, students and industry professionals got together to compete in the Napkin Sketch competition. They were asked to complete a series of drawings following given themes. Winners get to have a coffee date with professionals.

Students at the Napkin Sketch | 2018
Students at the Napkin Sketch | 2018

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Networking at the Napkin Sketch | 2018
Networking at the Napkin Sketch | 2018

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Students at the Napkin Sketch | 2018
Students at the Napkin Sketch | 2018

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TUTORIALS

October 8 & 23, 2019 | November 20, 2019 |

January 30, 2020

Every year, students are offered a wide range of tutorials that aid in design visualization. Aimed towards first and second year students are the V-ray & Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Rhino. An AutoCAD Revit tutorial is offered to second and third year students.

V-Ray + Photoshop Turtorial | 202
V-Ray + Photoshop Turtorial | 202

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Andrew Lee running the V-Ray + Photoshop Tutorial | 2020
Andrew Lee running the V-Ray + Photoshop Tutorial | 2020

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Upper years working 1-on-1 with students in the Rhino Tutorial | 2020
Upper years working 1-on-1 with students in the Rhino Tutorial | 2020

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V-Ray + Photoshop Turtorial | 202
V-Ray + Photoshop Turtorial | 202

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Terry Sin | Norm Li Visualization Workshop

September 25, 2019

With clients such as Diamond Schmitt and Holt Renfew, Norm Li sets the standard for Architectural Visualization. Students began their year off with our visualization workshop, presented by Terry Sin, to learn how to conceptualize "What Makes a Great Render?

Terry Sin from Norm Li presenting "What Makes a Great Render?"
Terry Sin from Norm Li presenting "What Makes a Great Render?"

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Terry Sin from Norm Li presenting "What Makes a Great Render?"
Terry Sin from Norm Li presenting "What Makes a Great Render?"

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Terry Sin from Norm Li speaking with members of the audience
Terry Sin from Norm Li speaking with members of the audience

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Terry Sin from Norm Li presenting "What Makes a Great Render?"
Terry Sin from Norm Li presenting "What Makes a Great Render?"

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GINGERBREAD COMPETITION

December 6, 2017 + 2018 | November 28, 2019

As the winter season arrives, students looked forward to the annual Gingerbread Competition. Students were grouped with industry professionals to create a Gingerbread based on a theme with each team representing a country. Holiday spirit was in the air, together with an amazing time of cookies, icing, and architect-cheer!

Students and professionals working together to win the competition | 2020
Students and professionals working together to win the competition | 2020

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Gingerbread House Competition | 2020
Gingerbread House Competition | 2020

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Gingerbread House Competition | 2020
Gingerbread House Competition | 2020

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Students and professionals working together to win the competition | 2020
Students and professionals working together to win the competition | 2020

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