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

Creative Campus Design Talk - March 21st, 2019

Interested in learning about BIM and the construction of HMC3? Join us for this week’s Creative Campus Design Talk in the HMC Gallery, Thursday (March 21st) from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Special guest speaker Lieu Dao, Senior BIM/VDV Coordinator with Pomerleau, holding a degree in Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Construction Engineering, will be speaking on the construction of Sheridan's new HMC3 building.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch and come ready to learn something from this informative and interesting session!

Congratulations Zoya Yahya

Fourth year Interior Design student and Architectural Technology graduate Zoya Yahya has been announced as the winner of the Bullock + Wood Design Student Award for 2018.

After graduating from Sheridan’s Architectural Technology program, Zoya decided to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and is already succeeding in her new endeavour with this award. Each year, Interior Design students across the province submit their work to the Bullock + Wood Design challenge, which is judged by their staff.
Congratulations on representing Sheridan, and both the Interior Design and Architectural Technology programs with this fantastic achievement, Zoya!

Architecture Week 2018

Sheridan's 4th annual Architecture Week was once again a resounding success thanks to the 125+ Architectural Technology students who engaged and the faculty who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm. The inspired thinking that came out of the week's activities was unparalleled.

The tessellation exercise was new this year, created by Wendi Morrison; its results were exceptional, with great patterning! The 1:1 detailing wall sections were fantastic, and our ingenious CADD team showcased a new activity that saw the students CADDing, printing, drawing, cutting, folding, and assembling paper cubes to build a tower. We enjoyed an inspiring talk by guests from Build for Bokma – urban landscape artists who create "skateboardable" sculptures and finally, an almost 200 people-strong engagement in our Studio 1 Design Charrette.

There were so many creative projects completed, prizing, engaging conversation and loads of laughter. The week was jam-packed with enriched learning; Architecture Week 2018 was missing nothing!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the week! It was a glowing success because of each of you!

Arch Tech collaboration with the Small Arms Society

As engaged members of the architectural community, Ken Snell and Shannon Pirie, both frequently heard names from the School of Architectural Technology, have been significantly involved with The Small Arms Society (SAS) in Mississauga. SAS is a non-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act which strives to represent the community in the preservation and re-purposing of the Small Arms Inspection Building into a Creative Hub.

The building and land, located in the City of Mississauga, were acquired in April 2017. To help address a seating shortage in the facility, students from Architectural Technology program collaborated with students from Furniture Making to produce stool-storage boxes that achieve both a period-style and functional aesthetic.

Collaborations are such wonderful opportunities to bring talent and knowledge from different disciplines together, to create. This proved to be a fun, exploratory collaboration that ended in the production of 20 units for use at the Small Arms Society.

2019 All-School Design Charrette Recap

On Wednesday March 20th, we were joined by just under 300 students for the 4th Annual All-School Design Charrette. The Design Charrette is an activity that introduces unique design problems to students and has them work in teams to hand over their best constructions and conceptual answers.

This year, the day started out with an interesting presentation by Tawfik who shared his expertise in biomimicry. Students were then tasked with creating a summer shelter for one person, inspired by the field of biomimicry, and a jury then selected six winning projects.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this successful event and we hope to see you at the next one!

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