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At DAS, our part-time instructors are leaders in the architecture, building science and construction project management professions. They run active practices, consultancies and organizations, and are dedicated to providing you with an immersive, industry-relevant and leading-edge education.
Dr. Maziar Asefi, MArch, PhD, MRAIC, PMP
Asefi has over 17 years of experience in teaching design studios, transformable and interactive architecture, and advanced structures. He has authored seven books and has registered three patents in the field of transformable and kinetic architecture.
Dr. Douglas Bower, BArch, MBA, MSc, DPM, PMP
As an architect, Bower led projects for major consulting firms and corporations for 25 years. He has taught at Ryerson for 20 years, and his research on project phases and earned value has been published in professional journals.
Robert Coelho, BTech, MArch, LEED AP, MRAIC
Coelho’s area of expertise is in cohousing and multi-unit, mixed-use design. He is a principal associate at Edward Wojs Architect.
Jeff Geldart, BArchSci, MArch, OAA
Geldart is an architect at RAW Design. His experience includes complex mixed-use, master planning, mid-rise infill, and custom single family homes.
Giaimo is a principal at his eponymous architecture firm. His area of expertise lies in heritage conservation and architectural design.
Michelle Grant, BSc, BArch, MArch, OAA, LEED BD+C
Grant is a partner at simonjames. Her design interests focus on phenomenology and the perceptual experience of built form.
Frank Hamilton, MRAIC
Hamilton has over 50 years of experience working for architectural firms and private clients. Much of his expertise concerns tropical architecture, boutique hotels and residences.
Aaron Hendershott, DipFash, BArchSci, MArch, OAA
Hendershott is an architect at RAW Design. His experience includes mixed use, interior design, fashion, digital fabrication and public art.
Stanislav Jurković, BES, MArch, MRAIC
Jurković is a principal at oo design co, a multi-disciplinary practice with an emphasis on architectural design and public art projects.
Koberts-Singkh is a senior designer at Architecture Unfolded. Her areas of expertise include conceptual design and design communication.
Joanne Lam, BES, MArch, OAA, LEED AP
Lam is an architect at RAW Design. Her experience ranges from interiors to architecture to urban planning.
Pierre-Alexandre Le Lay, BSc, BArch, MArch, OAA
Le Lay is an architect with RAW Design. His work focuses on the design of urban, mixed-use developments and public art installations.
Christine Leu, BES, MArch, OAA, MRAIC
Leu is a founding partner of LeuWebb Projects. She has expertise in mixed-use developments, as well as curation, installations and public art.
Madonna is the principal at Moriyama & Teshima Architects. Her expertise lies in complex institutional buildings that connect the public realm, as well as engaging space for learning and collaboration.
Ivan Martinovic, Dipl. Eng, Arch, OAA, FRAIC
Martinovic is a principal of Archdesign Architects. His expertise in practice is in the areas of contemporary residential design, production of contract documents and contract administration. His teaching interests concern the areas of design theory, universal design and principles of resilience.
Norbraten has been a practicing architect since the 1990s, with experience in residential, cultural, industrial and institutional projects. His interests include the fit of the new with the existing, and the architecture of Japan, Finland and Sweden.
Ourceau is a freelance architectural designer. Her areas of expertise include institutional architecture, urban sustainable design and visual arts explorations, as well as post-secondary architectural education.
Dimitri Papatheodorou, OAA, MRAIC
Papatheodorou is an architect, visual artist and musician. He has exhibited his work across Canada and abroad.
Jason Ramelson, BArchSci, MArch
Ramelson specializes in the theory and application of advanced technologies within the discipline of architecture. His teaching/research focuses on digital and traditional fabrication techniques, computational and responsive design, sensing and actuation, and creative detailing.
Vis Sankrithi, BArch, MRAIC
Sankrithi is the principal at Praxis Office, an architectural practice committed to exploring design alongside the broader social, political and economic contexts in which architecture exists.
Ian Sinclair, MEng&Man, PEng, CEng
Sinclair is an independent consultant, following a career in consulting engineering and solar project development. His professional expertise includes renewable energy retrofits (with a focus on solar thermal) and building energy efficiency, both as a commissioning professional and energy retrofit specialist.
Scott Sørli, BASc, BArch, MArchSci, MRAIC
Sørli’s transdisciplinary practice concerns itself with the moments when form and matter engage the political and economic forces that produce the city.