Architectural Technology


In the School of Architectural Technology, we excel at teaching visualization and design, and give students a sound education in design development, graphic communication, legislation, building science and structure.

Graduates from Sheridan’s two-year Architectural Technician program and three-year Architectural Technology diploma enter the workforce with two powerful competitive advantages: a nationally recognized credential and a superior, industry-approved education.


Architecture Week 2017

Architecture Week was a huge success! Thanks to the 125 Arch Tech student participants who engaged and enjoyed, the faculty who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm and the out-of-the-box thinking that was evident throughout the week's activities.

With a 36’ long 1:1 piece resulting from the detailing exercise, the Sierpinski Tetrahedron Math extravaganza, a studio charrette, Thea Kurdi’s lecture ‘Who are we designing for’, the design of an 8’x8’x10’high Story Pod, the (almost) famous Historic walking tour of Toronto and ‘busting down the roof’ where 52 roof structure models were built to be busted, it was a week to remember!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Arch Tech week 2017! It was a success because of all of you!

Veldi Chair

In a collaborative effort between Matthew Reeve of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) and the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD), a metal frame chair was conceived, designed and produced. Ergonomic tools were used for rationalizing the height of both the seat and back of the chair, and lots was learned about advantages and limitations of designing with metal.

We hope this is just one of many steps along the collaboration continuum between FAST and FAAD.

Skills Ontario Competition 2017

Congratulations to all Sheridan participants at the 2017 Skills Ontario competition. You not only represented Sheridan, you raised the bar for what can be accomplished.

Congratulations to all our participants and award winners and good luck in the next stage of the Skills Competitions.

Sheridan Students showcase their work at the AATO General Meeting

The Association of Architectural Technologists in Ontario (AATO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) showcased the exemplary project work of Sheridan's Architectural Technology/Technician students.

We are proud of our student talent and it's no surprise that much of the work completed by our scholars often receives industry-wide recognition. The AGM took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan and bought together some of the most creative minds in the architectural profession.

Shannon Pirie

Inspirational in a learning environment, Shannon teaches to students to draw on real-life examples and pay attention to their surroundings. As an active Architectural Technology professor and Research Coordinator for the School of Architectural Technology, Shannon uses creativity in and out of the classroom to make learning relevant, engaging and inspiring.

Faculty Contacts

Terry Davison
Associate Dean
Ext. 5010
Office: B425

Valerie Hughes
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8036
Office: B104 (Davis)

Julia Sestito / Frances Jones
Program Support Specialist /
Ext. 5304 / 5760
Office: B104 (Davis) / B420 (HMC2)

Jordan Martin
Program Coordinator
Architectural Technology
Ext. 5457
Office: B426