Emerging Scholars: Three Talks

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:00 to 20:00

Join us at 7pm for three informative talks by recent graduates. Each talk will be 15 to 20 minutes in duration and the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers.


A New Face of Southam Hall: Proposed Interior Renovation at The National Arts Centre

This talk will present a hypothetical approach to the renovations of Southam Hall, the largest of four performing halls in the National Arts Centre (NAC). The proposed design is based on four elements: functionality, accessibility, aesthetics, and sustainability, and was informed by the speaker's research thesis on interior theatre design and the history of the NAC.

Speaker: Yasaman Tehrani is a recent honours graduate of the Interior Design program at Algonquin College where she focused on the study of theatre interiors. She is currently works as a junior designer at an Ottawa firm.


Post-War School Design in Ontario

This talk will examine the development of the postwar public elementary school including reviews of several plans and built examples. Special attention will be paid to Don Mills as an exemplar, where civic forces partnered with commercial parties in order to implement an ideal model of the modern Canadian elementary school.

Speaker: Jessie Gamarra is a Master's student in Art History at Carleton University, where she recently completed the Honour's BA program.


Master-Servant Relations in Laurier House and Munross Mansion

This talk will explore the developing servant-master relationship in 20th century Ottawa through an analysis of the interior spaces of the Laurier House and the Munross Mansion. Examinations of space planning, staircases and other thresholds will be presented, along with a close look at the diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Speaker: Michelle Duong is a graduate of architectural studies from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. She recently completed her degree in History and Theory of Architecture at Carleton University.


This lecture event is free and there is no need to pre-register.


Image Credits: LEFT: Rendering by Yasamin Tehrani, CENTER: Archival Photo: Overland Drive Public School in Don Mills via Jessie Gamarra RIGHT: Archival Photo, Library and Archives Canada PA-112769



Yasaman Tehrani, Jessie Gamarra, Michelle Duong


Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2