Professor Catherine Bonier presents a lecture titled “Water Works/ function and fantasy” for the Carleton University Winter Seminar in Theory and History: Infrastructure.photo credit: LeMieux Islands, Ottawa River, courtesy of NAC Constructors Ltd.
Architecture at all scales is based on understanding and imagining the world in terms that are simultaneously social, environmental, technological, political, cultural, and artistic. Contemporary urban challenges increase the need for creative design thinking that prioritizes human and non-human communities and ecologies.
Catherine Bonier (Co-Director)
Ozayr Saloojee (Co-Director)
Ian Dayagbil (Research Coordinator)
Baljot Jagdev (2023-Present)
Marly Margharious (2022-2023)
Andrea McIntosh (2021-2022)
Fiki Falola (2019 – 2021)
Felix Mayer (2019 – 2020)
Madelaine Snelgrove (2019 – 2020)
Charles-Étienne Déry (2018 – 2019)
Viktor Ivanovic (2018 – 2019)
Andrea Tamayo-Bernal (2017 – 2018)
Natalia Escobar Castrillón (2021 – 2022)
New faculty member Natalia Escobar Castrillón joined c-url as a collaborator in 2021, supporting the Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) Project.
‘Permanence in Waiting’
Professor Bonier reflects on the importance of Professor David Leatherbarrow as a mentor and teacher,…
Woven Imaginations: Stories of fluidity and fixity in Southern Coastal Louisiana
Professor Bonier’s essay “Woven Imaginations: Stories of fluidity and fixity in coastal Louisiana” has been…
Disembodied Territories Project
Professor Saloojee was in invited respondent for the Disembodied Territories Project, a collective mapping project…
Professor Saloojee is appointed JAE Associate Editor
Professor Saloojee begins a three year appointment as Associate Editor of Design for the Journal…
Design Research for Uncertain Futures
Professor Saloojee, with Professor Jamie Vanucchi (Landscape Architecture, Cornell University) and Sarah Dooling (Executive Director…
Professor Saloojee, with co-authors, Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon and Dr. Zoe Todd, contributed a chapter titled “Kerosphere,”…
Thesis Reviews // University of Virginia
Professor Saloojee joins the University of Virginia M.Arch Thesis Reviews in May 2021.
Thesis Reviews // RISD
Professor Saloojee joins the Rhode Island School of Design M.Arch Thesis Reviews in May 2021.
The Evolving Project: 75 Years of the Journal of Architectural Education
Professor Saloojee participated as a panelist for the ACSA Webinar “The Evolving Project: 75 Years…
Grounding: Seeding long-term change in a time of reaction
Catherine Bonier organizes and moderates a panel on design pedagogies at the 109th Annual Meeting…
Summer Cities 2018
Fluid Infrastructures // c-url Spring Symposium 2017
Ottawa is a river city, and Carleton is a campus shaped by the Rideau River and by the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. To mark the founding of the…
Shifting Frames // Urbanization, Slums, and Cities of the Future
On Friday, February 3rd, the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) will host Shifting Frames…
Southern Louisiana/ Global Waters Studio (2021)
The Cities We Become and Deny (2020)
Deep Dust / Killing Dark (2021)
Deep Dust / Killing Dark (2020)
Story/East: The Miniaturist’s Folio (2020)
M.Arch Studio 1 (2019)
Liquid Cartographies – Publics and Polis (2019)
Urban Edge Studio (Gatineau-Ottawa 2019)
M.Arch Studio (2018)
Adaptive Archipelagos (2018)
The Fraught Landscape: Millenary Sands (2018)
Public and Polis / Liquid Cartographies (2018)
Urban Edge Studio (Ontario-Quebec-Ohio 2018)
M.Arch 1 Studio 1 (2017)
Urban Edge Studio (Ottawa 2017)
M.Arch 1 – Studio 1 (2016)
We host publicly available video tutorials covering essential skills in GIS, 3D Modelling and Visualization as supplemental material for our students.
The Carleton Urban Research Lab was founded by Professors Ozayr Saloojee and Catherine Bonier in January of 2017, with the support of Azrieli School Director Jill Stoner. C-URL promotes design thinking — seeking ways to expand research, teaching, and engagement around the Lab’s three central themes — water, cities, and equity. Professors Saloojee and Bonier build upon their own expertise in the areas of architecture and urbanism to establish ongoing transdisciplinary collaborations with university, government, and private entities within Canada as well as internationally.