Dr. Federica Goffi is Interim Director, Professor of architecture, and Co-Chair of the PhD & MAS program in Architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She holds a PhD from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She published book chapters and journal articles on the threefold nature of time-weather-tempo. Her book, Time Matter[s]: Invention and Re-imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter’s in the Vatican, was published by Ashgate in 2013. She holds a Dottore in Architettura from the University of Genoa, Italy. She is a licensed architect in her native country, Italy.


Isabel Potworowski is a PhD student at Carleton University's ASAU since 2020. She completed her Bachelor's in Architecture at McGill University (2011), her professional Master's in Architecture at TU Delft (2015), and obtained a Master's in Architectural History + Theory at McGill (2020). In the Netherlands, she worked at Barcode Architects, the International New Town Institute, and Mecanoo Architecten. She has also been a contributing editor for the international architecture magazine C3 since 2015. Her research interests revolve around architecture’s capacity to foster well-being and communicate meaning through atmosphere and aesthetic experience

Kristin Washco is a PhD Candidate at the ASAU, Carleton University. She received her Master’s in Architectural History + Theory from McGill University and her professional degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Kristin is a Registered Architect in New York and spent seven years practicing in New York City before relocating to Canada. Her professional work with NOROOF Architects, DXA Studio and MADERA has won multiple awards, including the AIA Award of Excellence. Her research interests are centered around the synesthetic experience of architecture, methods of architectural representation, and the translation from page to built work. 



Rana Abughannam began her PhD studies at Carleton University in 2017. In 2012, she obtained her professional degree in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University. She was granted her post-professional Master’s degree from the History and Theory of Architecture Program at McGill University in 2013. Rana has taught at the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the Canadian University Dubai and at the Department of Architecture at Birzeit University.


Nicolas Arellano Risopatron is an architect from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he was Adjunct Professor of Building Techniques and Construction and worked at the Timber Innovation Centre. He worked at NORR Limited and currently is a research team lead at CIMS. In addition, he teaches BIM Fundamentals at Algonquin College and started his PhD at Carleton University focusing on building technologies and digitalization.

Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon is a Vanier Scholar and a PhD student at the ASAU, Carleton University. She explores issues of settler colonialism, landscape representation, language, architectural imagination, and the display of architecture. She completed a BA in Environmental Design at UQÀM and an MA in Architecture at McGill University. Before starting her doctoral studies, she worked in various design firms specializing in industrial design, architecture and landscape architecture in Montreal and Berlin.


Jenan Ghazal is a PhD candidate in architecture at the ASAU, CU, Canada. She holds a Bachelor (2012) and Master degrees (2014) in Architecture from the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Lebanon where she practiced as a licensed architect. She holds a MAS from CU (2016). She is a doctoral student, since September 2016, exploring theories of spatial violence and conflict focusing on Beirut as a case study.

Jesse Rafeiro is a PhD Candidate at the ASAU investigating the role of fiction in architectural pedagogy within the context of the Anthropocene. His PhD research explores the intersection of posthumanist education studies and narratology of the nonhuman within the context of architectural education and representation. Jesse also has a research background in digital tools between CIMS (Carleton), FARMM (McGill) and Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa where he has collaborated in several research projects for heritage documentation and dissemination.


Miquel Reina Ortiz is PhD Candidate in Architecture (2015-present) at the ASAU at Carleton University. His research concerns the relationship between different scales of intervention within the context of the historic city. He collaborates with the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) in the development of new digital workflows applied to heritage conservation. He studied architecture and a MsC in Restoration and Rehabilitation at ETSA Barcelona (UPC).


Dr. Jorge Rivera Gutierrez was an Ontario Trillium Scholar, and graduated from the PhD Program in Architecture at the ASAU. He is an architect working both in the design-build and videography fields. He began his doctoral studies in 2016 at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University. In 2007, he graduated from the Architectural History and Theory master’s program at McGill. His Guadalajara-based office, Departamento de Arquitectura, has been primarily invested in developing a design-build practice in collaboration with local craftspeople. He has also ventured along his brothers in making short films, video documents and video installations. His first video installation debuted at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture, within the Mexican pavilion. Interested in the intersection of narrative, memory, time, and architecture. His research focuses in exploring the capacity of film to convey the experience of place, and in turn as means to inform architectural thought and imagination. 

Dr. Pallavi Swaranjali graduated from the PhD in Architecture at the ASAU, Carleton University, Canada. She has a Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Industrial Design from India where she has professional experience as a licensed architect. Her research interests revolve around the intersection between architecture and storytelling, various modes of non-conventional architectural representation which combine the normative and the fantastical, and how they transform architectural creation and experience.



Brynne Campbell is a PhD Candidate at the ASAU, CU. Her research focuses on the Canadian architecture profession’s historical use of marketing, as discussed through professional journals. She is the co-organizer of POP // CAN // CRIT, an annual symposium that examines contemporary issues, and proposes new solutions to the future of architecture practice. Brynne has a MArch and BArch.


Kristen Gagnon received her B.A.S and M.Arch from Carleton University and is a MAS student exploring the role of the popular architecture critic within architectural decision making. Kristen works as a Program Officer at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and spent time at the National Capital Commission and as the Project Manager for the New Paradigm/New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada SSHRC-funded grant. Kristen is the architecture editor for Spacing magazine and published in Canadian Architect, Building, Canadian Interiors, Award, ArchDaily, and 150 Stories. She presented her research internationally and taught both design and academic courses at the Azrieli School of Architecture + Urbanism. Kristen founded the architecture symposium POP // CAN // CRIT in 2016.


Katie Graham is an Instructor in the Bachelor of Media Production and Design program in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. She is currently completing her PhD in Architecture at Carleton with a focus on the relationship between architecture and virtual reality storytelling. Prior to her appointment as an instructor, Katie has been actively involved for a decade with Carleton Immersive Media Studio, a research lab affiliated with the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University with a focus on how advanced digital technologies and hybrid forms of representation can reveal the invisible aspects of architecture.


Ryan Stec is a Part-Time Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Ottawa, and the Artistic Director of Artengine, a center for art, design and research based in Canada's capital. He became a PhD Candidate at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in 2017.  His research is focused on the political potential of temporary art and design interventions in public space. 


curatorial advisor


Dr. Monica Eileen Patterson is Assistant Director of Curatorial Studies in the Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Art, and Culture, and Associate Professor in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan. She is co-editor and contributing author of two books: "Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places" (Palgrave, 2011) and "Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline" (University of Michigan Press, 2011). As a scholar, curator, and activist, she is particularly interested in the intersections of memory, childhood, and violence in postcolonial Africa, and the ways in which they are represented and engaged in contemporary public spheres.