Thomas Strickland

Thomas Strickland

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture
Science, Engineering and Architecture

Biography

Education

 2012                 PhD. in Architectural History, McGill University

2006                 Master of Architecture (Post-Professional), McGill University

1997                 Master of Architecture (First-Professional), Dalhousie University

1995                 Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Dalhousie University

Academic Appointments

2015 - present  Assistant Professor, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University Laurentienne, Sudbury, Ontario.

2015                 Sessional Studio Instructor/Lecturer, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University.

2014                 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Art History, Concordia University.

2014                 Sessional Studio Instructor, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University.

2012 - 2013      Assistant Professor, Visiting Faculty Appointment, Department of Art History, Concordia University. 

2012                 Sessional Lecturer, School of Architecture, McGill University.

2012                 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Art History, Concordia University.

2011                 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Art History, Concordia University.

On The Web

Awards

2016                Ontario Public Service Human Resources Award of Excellence in Inclusion.**

2008 - 2010     J.W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship, McGill University.

2009                TD Financial Bank Group - Canadian Centre for Architecture Collection Research Grants

2008 - 2009     Hatch Graduate Fellowships in Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University.

2008 - 2009     Max E. Binz Fellowship, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University.

2007                McGill Alma Mater Travel Scholarship, McGill University.

2006 - 2008     McGill University Dean's Doctoral Student Research Recruitment Award (MEDA)

2006 - 2008     Healthcare, Technology and Place Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto.

2006                Maureen Anderson Prize in Architecture, McGill School of Architecture

2005                McGill University Graduate Studies Fellowship, McGill University.

**(with McEwen School of Architecture, Cambrian College Open Studio, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Fierte Sudbury Pride, and The SPOT).

Teaching

ARCH1515 EL, Design Studio 2: PLACE 

ARCH1505 EL, Design Studio 1: PLACE 

ARCH3515 EL, Design Studio 6: Northern Building Studio 

ARCH3505 EL, Design Studio 5: Northern Building Studio 

ARCH3017, Writings in Architecture

Publications


Selected Publications, 2016 - 2012

Peer - reviewed

“Passive and Active: Public Spaces In McMaster Health Sciences Centre, 1972.” In Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body. Eds. Ekici, Didem & Sarah Schrank. New York: Routledge. 2016. 203-223.

“Biting Back: Art and Activism at the Dog Park.” Ethics + Publics, On|Site Review 30 (2013) 4-9   (co-authored with Cynthia Hammond).

Essays in Journals and Magazines

“Queer Diaspora - Making Places in Transition.” Weak Systems, On|Site Review 32 (2014) 70-73.

“Nun Of The Above.” Canadian Architect. May 2011. 14-19.

“Fair and Square.” Canadian Architect. Nov. 2010. 22-25.

Book Reviews

“Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education   68:1 (2014): 144-146.


Selected Curation and Research/Creation, 2016 - 2011

2016 - present

Curator and exhibit designer. “Photovoice.” McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury. (Forthcoming) Mar. 25-Apr. 7 (with Marion Maar, Yaeji Han, Beaudin Bennett, and Northern Ontario School of Medicine).

Lead designer. “Pom Pom.” An interactive installation/comfort fence, Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Jackson, Mississippi (in progress, with Lori Brown, Syracus University, Patrick Harrop, and Dani Kastelian).

Co-Curator and Coordinator. “Avec la Nord.” An exhibition and symposium exploring architecture and place in Northern contexts. McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury. (Forthcoming) Aug. 23 - Sep. 10 (with La Maison de l’Architecture du Québec).

Collaborator/Designer. “Crossing Alliances Transforming Perceptions: Shkwandem / Portal / Portail.” An immersive/responsive digital portal network supporting FNMI/Indigenous political reconciliation in Canada. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury. (in progress, with Royal Ontario Museum, Shared Studio, Centre for Social and Legal Justice: Laurentian University, and N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre).

2016

Exhibit Designer. “FAAS 5: Abricadabri” Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury. Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury. May 4-7 (with Patrick Harrop).

2015

Installation Design and Co-ordination. “Parapan Am Games Opening Ceremonies PrideHouse That Kids Built collaborative installation,” Open Studio, Sudbury, Ontario. Aug. 7-14. (with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario and Laurentian School of Architecture).

Video design and production, “Self/Portrait/Text,” a video art/documentary for the Faculty of Arts and Art History interdisciplinary program, Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts.

2014

Co-curator, “Point de Vue,” Exhibition. Sep. 24-28. Small Gallery, Darling Foundry, Jul. 26-Sep. 27, Montréal, Quebec (with Shauna Janssen, Marie-France Daigneault Bouchard, Cynthia Hammond).

Exhibitor, “Pom-Pom,” for Private Spaces/Public Choices, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School, Sep. 18 - Oct. 2, New York, NY (with Cynthia Hammond).

Co-curator/workshop leader, “The Postindustrial Landscape, Lost and Found: Archiving Urban Change,” a collaborative public art work for Points de Vue, Aug. 23. Place Publique, Darling Foundry, Jul. 26-Sep. 27, Montréal, Quebec (with Shauna Janssen, Marie-France Daigneault Bouchard).

Co-curator/workshop leader, “Espace Publique/Public Space + Accessibility,” a collaborative public art work for Points de Vue, Jul. 26. Place Publique, Darling Foundry, Jul. 26-Sep. 27, Montréal, Quebec (with Shauna Janssen, Marie-France Daigneault Bouchard).

Exhibitor, “Illuminations: Montreal’s Industrial Pasts and Post-industrial Presents,” at La déindustrialisation et ses conséquences: classe, culture et résistance, an International Colloquium on Critical Post-Industrial Heritage, May 1-4, Center for Oral History, Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec (with Cynthia Hammond, Shauna Janssen, Adeline Paradis-Hautcoeur). See: http:// storytelling.concordia.ca/deindustrialization/events.

Exhibitor, “transicions/transiciones/transitions-GLBT/LGBT Diaspora /i/y/and Barcelona,” for Construint Veïntages, Espai Avinyó, Apr. 29-Jul. 1, Barcelona, Spain.

2013

Exhibitor, “transicions/transiciones/transitions-GLBT/LGBT Diaspora /i/y/and Barcelona,” for Construint Veïntages, Sala d’ exposicions del Districte de Gràcia, Dec. 3-16 Barcelona, Spain.

Curator, “The City of...,” an exhibition of student work from ARTH374: Architecture and Urbanism in Montréal, The Vitrine, Department of Art History, Concordia University, Feb. 24 - Mar. 15, Montréal, Quebec.

Exhibitor, “dog parc gallery,” at Griffintown Selon Vous/Portes Ouvertes, Jan. 20-21, 2012, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Quebec (with pouf! art + architecture).

2012

Exhibitor, “dog parc gallery,” at Griffintown Selon Vous/Portes Ouvertes, Jan. 20-21, 2012, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Quebec (with pouf! art + architecture).

Artist/co-curator, “dog parc gallery,” urban and online exhibition, Sep. 2010 - May 2010, for Urban Occupations Urbaine, Sep. 2010 - Aug. 2012, Griffintown, Montreal, Quebec (with pouf! art + architecture).