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On June 14, students from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University celebrated the start of construction of their solar house, Borealis. The institutions also marked the partnership of the Team Alberta Solar Decathlon project with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by provosts Dru Marshall and Manuel Mertin. Guests included Jim Dinning, chancellor of the University of Calgary, along with sponsors and supporters of Team Alberta.
It was a place that brought Kristin Schreiner to the Master of Architecture program. For her classmate Stephen Rowe, it was a person.
But both students arrived in Calgary in 2010 with wide-ranging interests and both would develop a passion for understanding the ways culture and climate influence how humans want to live. Scholarship studies in northern Canada taught them that architecture is as much about social and cultural issues as it is about structures.
The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) celebrates the lifetime achievements of distinguished Canadian architect, Raymond Moriyama, with an honorary doctorate and public event on Monday, June 10.
Moriyama is one of Canada’s most celebrated architects and considered by many a hero for rising above his past as a former internee of camps during the Second World War, due to his Japanese heritage.