University of Waterloo School / Professor Elizabeth English and Architecture 3rd Year Students | 2nd Floor, Lobby


University of Waterloo School / Professor Elizabeth English and Architecture 3rd Year Students | 2nd Floor, Lobby


Students at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture will again be engaged in the “Chair Project” in the Fall of 2015. The chairs are created for a third year course, the Structural Design Build Workshop, which focuses on the design, construction and structural analysis of a folding or take-apart wooden chair for a specific “client” of the student’s choice. The project allows the students to explore the nature and process of designing a structure that is at once stable under changing load conditions and capable of reconfiguration.

Professor Elizabeth English uses the “chair project” as a tool for teaching structures to architecture students. It has been part of her architecture courses at the University of Michigan, Tulane University in Louisiana, and now the University of Waterloo, whose faculty she joined in 2007.


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