Rayleen Hill (BCOM’95, BEDS’04, MArch’06) is the owner of RHAD Architects, two-time winner of the Lieutenant Governor Award for Architecture and named as one of Canadian Architect Magazine’s “Top Ten Emerging Architecture Firms in Canada”. Please see the following interview and follow the rest of the Pathways series as it unfolds!
Reza Nik (BEDS’10, MArch’13) is an Iranian-Canadian architect, artist and educator based in Toronto, Canada. He is the founding director of SHEEEP, an experimental architecture studio working through an equitable lens. Please see the following interview and follow the rest of the Pathways series as it unfolds!
We always say that our students come from unique backgrounds and that our graduates have the opportunity to pursue divers and rewarding careers. Jay Pooley (BEDS’08, MArch’10) is certainly no exception. Built on the foundation of creating things, Jay has built a diverse career steeped in the pursuit of creativity and learning.
This past Spring new grad Alex Glista (MPlan ’20) found himself walking across a virtual stage into an uncertain future. Like most new grads across the country and due to widespread pandemic restrictions, Alex was faced with a slow job market and limited networking opportunities. When the opportunity for a passion project emerged, Alex jumped on it! And in true Dal Planning style, the project is very unique – Alex was the successful bidder on a decommissioned 1981 TTC streetcar!
Ron Wickman was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and in 1991 received his Masters of Architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Influenced by life with his paraplegic father, he set up his own Edmonton based practice in January 1995 focusing on barrier-free design. He is passionate about using architecture to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Nova Tayona Architects, led by Nova Tayona (MArch’02), is a Toronto-based architectural and design studio. It provides thoughtful architectural spaces that reflect a client’s needs and budget. The firm’s focus is on residential and small-scale new-construction, renovation, and interiors.
Waymark Architecture is a collaborative, expertise driven firm informed by science, ethics, and the arts. Will King (MArch ’00) and Graeme Verhulst (MArch ’12) are inspired by architecture’s potential to contribute to positive change, and started Waymark in Victoria, BC in 2015 as a means to amplify their impact.
Hugo Hardy is a graduate of Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Environmental Design program who went on to complete his Masters degree in Holland at the Berlage institute in 2002. 8 years ago he established his practice in Berkhamsted, England. The following is a reflection on the values that have guided his career and how they apply to his current work.
Chelseay Rudolph (BCD ’18) is a Planning Intern with the Town of Stony Plain, AB. As an Intern she is continuing her education in planning and discovering her passion for working as a public servant. Chelseay is inspired by people’s passion for their communities and plans to continue her career in the municipal sector upon completion of her Internship.