Emerging Scholars: Two Talks and a Pub Night

Vintage postcard of St. Brigid's Church | Ken Elder Collection

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Join us at 7 pm for two 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.


“B” Is For Brutalism: Rationalizing the Conservation of Brutalism into Sustainable Interior Environments

This talk looks at the refurbishment, renovation and historical preservation of the ground floor of Algonquin College’s “B” Building. Built in the 1960s, “B” Building boasts defining, historically significant Brutalist characteristics which play an integral role in the proposed campus rejuvenation. Complimenting the Brutalist technique with equally introspective design can result in a building with a past, present, and future.

Speaker: Katarina Yannoulopoulos is a recent Algonquin College Bachelor of Interior Design graduate working at Perkins+Will as a Junior Designer. Prior to Algonquin, she attended Carleton University’s History and Theory of Architecture Program.

Speakeasy Gallery: Interactive Design to Enhance Young Adult’s Art Gallery Experience

With young adults’ social media interest in mind, The Speakeasy Gallery demonstrates an innovative, technological approach to gallery design. Located in Montreal, QC, the project incorporates color theory, natural elements, and imagination within a re-purposed 19th century textile factory.

Speaker: Keara McGirr recently graduated from the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College.


This lecture event is free and there is no need to pre-register. A cash bar will be available.


Katarina Yannoulopoulos, Keara McGirr

PLEASE NOTE the Special Venue for this lecture

Brigid's Well is located in the basement of St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts. Enter via the Cumberland Street entrance (look for the purple light above the door).

Brigid's Well
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street, at Cumberland
Ottawa, ON K1N 5K5