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TimberFever Comes to IIDEXCanada

The three winning TimberFever projects were put on display last week at IIDEXCanada – The national design and architecture exposition and conference in Toronto.

IIDEXCanada writes:

Three projects from Ryerson’s Timberfever Design-Build Challenge, that took place this past September at the University, will be on display throughout at IIDEXCanada in the North, and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during The Buildings Show.

Presented by Moses Structural Engineers, the Ryerson student-run competition was created to get eight teams of Architectural Science and Engineering students, who rarely get to work together or build, create fully-functional and sound structures in just 36 hours.

Students worked together to construct an “Urban Refuge – a private space where at least one person can sit or stand in to disconnect from the rush of urban life, and find peace for a few minutes.”


The idea behind the competition was to get these two streams of students working together before they begin their professional careers. “This contest is a great opportunity for students from the two disciplines to design and engineer a project together and then actually go out and build it,” said Mike Yorke, President, Carpenters Union. “The experience will help them better understand the construction side of things…”
All concepts include accessible features including ramps from Stop Gap.

This year’s structures were juried by David Moses, Principal of Moses Structural Engineers; Elsa Lam, Editor of Canadian Architect; Lloyd Alter Design Editor & Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University; and Tye Farro, Senior Partner at Farrow.

Judging was based on:

  • concept
  • design development
  • construction
  • presentation

Winning projects at IIDEXCanada:

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