Architectural Technology

Welcome

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.

Highlights

5th annual Architecture Week

A fantastic variety of architectural technology sessions were offered during the 5th annual Arch Tech week. All Arch Tech students were involved in the week-long event, participating in activities like building structures, touring local landmarks, and learning from experienced guest speakers. The week was filled with a broad and exciting range of 'outside-of-the-box' learning activities.

Jacqueline, Brad, and Amr from the City of Mississauga’s Urban Planning Department presented the Tactical Urbanism project that they set-up on the street at City Hall this summer. We were fortunate enough to have them stay with us during the event's zenith, offering one-to-one feedback to over 250 students during the all-school charrette. It was a great learning experience as well as a great networking opportunity for the students as they formed new connections with each other.

Thank you to all our staff who worked so hard to make this week-long event a great success, and to the students who participated with enthusiasm and creativity. An extra big thank you to Shannon Pirie who worked tirelessly to deliver this unique and super special week of hands-on learning.

2019 Arch Tech week Day 4

The last and final day of another Architecture Week! We kicked off the final day with guest speaker Tae Hwang, from Sheridan’s Counselling Services, who spoke about counselling services and how important mental health is to us.

Next, we welcomed Jacqueline, Brad, and Amr from the City of Mississauga’s Urban Planning Department who presented the Tactical Urbanism project that they set-up on the street at City Hall this summer. We were fortunate enough to have them stay with us all day offering 1:1 feedback to students throughout the All-School Charrette. Well over 250 students were in attendance which represented each level of student.

By the end of the day, over 35 outstanding presentation boards were displayed that included spectacular models and drawings of the students’ own ideas for tactical urbanism. The event was filled with energy, out-of-the-box teaching, and real-world learning... an important demonstration of the high quality education that Sheridan has to offer.

Thank you to all our staff who worked so hard to make this event a great success. A thank you to the students who participated with enthusiasm and creativity. And an extra big thank you to Shannon Pirie who worked tirelessly to deliver this unique and super special week of hands-on learning.

2019 Arch Tech week Day 3

On day 3 of Architecture Week students toured various locations around Toronto and Mississauga.

Term 1 students (approx. 175 of them) visited the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) then did a St-Lawrence Market history tour looping through Old Toronto and all the important stops along Front Street.

Term 3 students got some exercise during their walking tour of Mississauga: the Living Arts Centre, City Hall, the Central Library, and the Mississauga YMCA. It concluded with a systems tour of HMC1. The students were astounded at the size of the components involved!

Our fifth-term crew went on a tour of the offices of Moriyama Teshima, the architects behind HMC2 and the new Student Centre. They learned about wood construction and discussed 2 projects using wood as the primary structural system… Students left in awe and loved the experience!

Despite the drizzle, our three concurrent tours were a resounding success!

2019 Arch Tech Week Day 2

What another awesome day in Architectural Technology!

The morning of Day 2 saw two concurrent 'Building Materials' activity sessions; first-semester students built roof structures to span over 11” and to support as many bricks as possible (which amounted to three) and third-semester students constructed towers that were required to be light, tall and wind-resistant - scientifically tested with a leaf blower There were some great designs, serious engagement and superb creativity in both sessions!

The afternoon sessions centered around CADD/BIM with our 5th-semester student leaders. The resulting (and truly impressive) designs are currently hanging on the glass wall outside of B426. A special thank you to Mark Kurdi for preparing a really in-depth activity!

2019 Arch Tech Week - Day 1

What a great turnout for Day 1. The morning session saw a lot of activity where we successfully ran three concurrent 'Detailing' activities:

• The Detailing 1 students did a great job creating 36-foot-long, 1:1 full wall sections of the 2 storey-house
• The Detailing 2 students drew outstanding details of the five HMC2 models that are scattered throughout our building. Look for these details to be pinned up in the studio classrooms
• The Reno students were excellent mentors for the first-semester students and also drew house addition details of their own

In the afternoon, the students created some really neat geodesic domes with about 30 students working on their projects IN the Gallery.

Thanks to everyone who made Day 1 of Arch Tech week a resounding success! Special thanks to Chris F and Dan A, for all their help during the day and in the Commons clean up.

2019 City of Mississauga Pilot Project

On Living Arts Drive from June 7th to 17th, the City of Mississauga is trying to find ways to enhance the experience of their streets by installing temporary planters, bike lanes, decorative shelters, food trucks, murals and more. The City will be studying the response to these installations, so we encourage everyone to explore the area during those 10 days and discuss the new additions.

Faculty Contacts

Dave Wackerlin
Associate Dean
dave.wackerlin@sheridancollege.ca
Ext. 5062
Office: B425

Valerie Hughes
Academic Portfolio Administrator
valerie.hughes@sheridancollege.ca
Ext. 8036
Office: B104 (Davis)

Julia Sestito / Frances Jones
Program Support Specialist
julia.sestito@sheridancollege.ca / frances.jones1@sheridancollege.ca
Ext. 5304 / 5760
Office: B104 (Davis) / B420 (HMC2)

Jordan Martin
Program Coordinator
Architectural Technology
jordan.martin1@sheridancollege.ca
Ext. 5457
Office: B426