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CIS #7: Adaptive Reuse by Prof. Federica Goffi and Prof. Mariana Esponda (Carleton University) - 17.04.2023

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On April 17th at 12h15 (ET) we will have the 7th Common Integrative Seminar which will focus on adaptive reuse. The seminar will be given by Prof. Goffi and Prof. Esponda from Carleton University.
This graduate seminar will introduce contemporary definitions of architectural adaptability and adaptive reuse drawing from literature and practice. It will also diverse research methodologies for a multi method approach to be employed in the assessment and evaluation of the qualities of adaptability in architecture practice.

Bios from the speakers:

  • DR. FEDERICA GOFFI is Professor of Architecture, and Co-Chair of the PhD and MAS Program in Architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (2007-present). She was an Assistant Professor at INTAR, RISD, US (2005-2007). She holds a PhD from Virginia Tech in Architecture and Design Research. She published book chapters and journal articles on the threefold nature of time-weather-tempo. Her book, Time Matterand Re-imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter’s in the Vatican, was published by Ashgate in 2013. Her recent edited volumes include The Routledge Companion to Architectural Drawings and Models: From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying (Routledge 2022) Marco Frascari’s Dream House: A Theory of Imagination (Routledge 2017); InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection in Doctoral Research in Architecture (Routledge 2019), and the co-edited Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity (Routledge 2019). She is the editor of And Yet It Moves: Ethics, Power, and Politics in the Stories of Collecting, Archiving and Displaying of Drawings and Models, a 2021 special issue of Architecture and Culture. She holds a Dottore in Architettura from the University of Genoa, Italy. She is a licensed architect in her native country, Italy.
  • DR. MARIANA ESPONDA has been an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Conservation and Sustainability program since 2008 in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University. Following her training as an architect in Mexico, she obtained a Ph.D. at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. For the past 22 years, Dr. Esponda has been working on heritage buildings in both the private and public sectors, in North America as well as Spain, to fully understand historical constructions and to create new sustainable designs. Her projects include restoration of façades; adaptive reuse of churches, monasteries, and industrial buildings. Dr. Esponda’s research also has focused on developing studies of the interaction between traditional techniques and new materials in heritage buildings, with a special focus on rehabilitating through contemporary interventions and uses.
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