Carleton Architecture

Director's Message

woman with glasses smilingThis is an exciting time at the Azrieli School of Architecture + Urbanism. Now in my fifth year as Director, I am fully committed to the special qualities that have guided the school’s growth and development since the first class entered in 1968. Our students bring creative energy, diverse talent, and a passion for learning about the world. Our faculty members are profoundly dedicated to teaching and are engaged in ground-breaking and cross-disciplinary research at the forefront of aesthetic, environmental, and social questions. We work hard, and we have fun.

In 2018, we celebrated our 50th anniversary, welcoming over 200 alumni back to the school. Many have made significant contributions to the new Nan Griffiths Memorial Seminar Room and other current initiatives. Looking ahead, we have engaged LGA Architectural Partners, of Toronto, to develop with us a visionary master plan for the renewal of the architecture building.

The future of the school is bright. We continue to expand our horizons as we collaborate with our talented alumni, partner with other institutions locally, across Canada, and abroad, and invite visiting scholars to debate and explore the most provocative issues of our time. Here at the Azrieli School of Architecture + Urbanism, our students continue to invent new possibilities and to imagine a world that looks different from the world of today.

Jill Stoner


Carleton Immersive Media Studio

Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal Technologies

Carleton Urban Research Lab

Carleton Climate Futures Initiative

The Azrieli School’s former Dark Room was converted into an active gallery space in 2017. The Lightroom holds exhibitions throughout the year, hosting work by our students, colleagues, and renowned artists and designers from across Canada and the world.