Welcome to arc.soc

arc.soc is a student led society at the Ryerson Department of Architectural Science. Our goal is to help support and showcase student initiatives.

Executive Board Elections

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to the incoming executive board!



NEST: Winter Stations 2018


NEST is driven by the idea of creating a space of comfort and introspection within a system of complexity and disarray. Inspired by the impromptu structures that people would construct during public demonstration, it uses readily available materials in an unconventional way to create a unique form and experience. The overwhelming nature of information and everyday life is expressed through the chaotic texture and asymmetrical form of the installation. Composed of modular cells that contain a weave of colourful webs, NEST provides both shelter and playful moments of light and shadow within the space. Rigid structure and chaotic exterior is contrasted with the more calming simple interior. The internal experience allows the visitor to momentarily step away from the noise, pause, and view the world through a clear lens.


Designed by Adrian Chîu, Henry Mai, Arnel Espanol

arc.soc Elections 2018

Elections for next year’s arc.soc committee are coming up! Be part of a team that works year-round to support student led initiatives at RyersonDAS. To apply, make a 1 min video any way you want that shows why you are the best candidate for the position. Fill out the google form by Feb 23 2018. Your peers will vote based on your videos. You may campaign until March 2, when the roles are announced Make your time as a Ryerson architecture student count!


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Art Battle 2018


The first ever open art gallery and paint battle at RyersonDAS! A live showcase of creative and artistic talent of our students.Thank you to everyone who came out, submitted artwork and painted. Special thanks to faculty members of Ryerson Department of Architectural Science who helped organize and support this event. Congratulations to Daniel Gawel for being voted as best painter for the evening! 


Photos by Henry Mai


Upcoming Paint Night

Hope everyone is having a great break so far!
Ease your way back into architecture with RyersonDAS’s first Art Battle and open gallery. A live showcase of creative and artistic talent of our students! Participate in a live paint battle and/or submit art pieces to be displayed. Jan 18th 2018, lower atrium, 7-9 pm

Sign up to submit art or be one of 20 participants in the paint battle and face off against a mystery faculty member! All paints and supplies will be provided, further details will be released closer to the date.

Event is free to view, 2$ for food + a chance to vote for your fav piece, 5$ for food + participate. Winner of the live paint battle will receive an awesome prize!


Winter Formal 

Celebrate the end of first semester with a night out! Hosted by arc.soc at the Aperture Room | 340 Yonge St. (third level). Treat yourself to a 3 course meal, a night of dancing and drinks (cash bar) after your last exam on Thursday, December 14.

Early bird tickets go on sale Monday Nov 27 - Nov 30, regular tickets from Dec 1-7 (11 am). See you all there! Buy your ticket from any arc.soc exec member.

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ParkletTO Featured on Archdaily

"A Modular Wooden Bench Forms the Backbone of this Awesome Undulating Walkway"

"This modular design developed by the students of the Department of Architecture Sciences at Ryerson University proposes a public space to sit and relax that works as an extension of the walkway, appropriating and giving a new meaning to the parking spaces in the streets of Toronto." 

Read the full article here


Timber Fever 2017 Kicks Off

Now in its third year running, David from Moses Structural Engineers kicks off the event with some opening remarks

This is a four-day design-build competition from September 21-24, 2017 at Ryerson University. Join us for the TimberFever Awards Ceremony on Sunday September 24 at 4 p.m. in the Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering Building, located at 245 Church St.

Photos courtesy of Henry Mai



Timber Fever 2017 Signup

We are excited to announce that sign ups for Timber Fever 2017 is now open! TimberFever is an annual design-build competition presented by Moses Structural Engineers. We bring architecture and civil engineering students from universities across Ontario together to build a life-size structure out of wood.

Deadline to apply is Sept 12th

View the sign up form here


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2017-18 Subcommittee Applications

arc.soc is looking to add subcommittee members for the upcoming year. Students from all years are welcome to apply. We are always excited to work with new members of our team! Fill out our application form by September 25th to apply.

Application Form

Aug/ 30/ 2017

Timber Fever Update

Planning for this year's Timber Fever design build competition is underway. We are excited to be collaborating once again with Moses Structural Engineers and  students of Ryerson's Department of Civil Engineering to bring you this event in September 2017.

The aim of this event is "to create collaboration between students of architecture and engineering, while developing design, construction and communication skills that will be invaluable to your future careers."

Article courtesy of Timber Fever Planning Committee

July/ 14/ 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Wishing everyone a great Canada Day weekend spent with friends and family. Hope you get to go out and see amazing projects by RyersonDAS students across the city! 

Featured for this occasion is Full in Bloom: Celebrating Canada 150 located at the Bata Shoe Museum Toronto


July/ 1/ 2017

 Picture Courtesy of Brian B. Bettencourt

Picture Courtesy of Brian B. Bettencourt

ParkletTO Grand Opening

RyersonDas in partnership with Downtown Yonge is proud to announce the opening of a permanent parklet, located at Yonge and Elm Toronto. Congratulations to the design team for a job well done! Special thanks to all the volunteers who contributed in making this happen.

Come take a seat, relax and see for yourself! #ParkletTO



June/ 16/ 2017

CANstruction 2017 Begins

Canstruction Toronto 2017 kicks off May 15th. This year, students from Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science are competing once again with CANtinue. Stop by the Toronto Dominion Centre (from May 15-19) to see sculptures completely made out of cans by members of the architecture, engineering and design community. All cans part of this spirited competition will be donated to The Daily Bread Food Bank.

Give the Ryerson Team a like on the Canstruction Toronto Facebook page to help our team win the 2017 people's choice award! 


May/ 15/ 2017

 RyersonDAS 2017 CANstruction team

RyersonDAS 2017 CANstruction team

Executive Elections for arc.soc  

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to the incoming executive board:






Mosaic Quad 2017

"The AIAS Quad conference brings together some of the best architecture students to attend a 3-day conference packed with engaging workshops, seminars, and tours of the host city of the year.

This year, Ryerson University, the only chapter in Canada, was selected to host the conference in Toronto. With this opportunity, our vision is to inspire and educate students on new perspectives of architecture introduced through diversity and globalization."

Article provided by the American Institute of Architecture Students, Ryerson Chapter

March/9/2017 - March/12/2017

GLARE Festival 2017


GLARE is a weekend festival that is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging leaders in fine art, communication, and design in the heart of downtown Toronto.


The festival is specifically designed for and attended by communication & design students, industry professionals, and art & design lovers. 

This three day festival includes workshops and classes lead by some of the top industry professionals, complimented by an exhibit featuring vendors from the industry and a nightly showcase displaying student work. " - http://www.glarefestival.com/

Festival dates: Feb 2-5, 2017

Submission deadline: January 16th, 2017

To submit projects, click here.
Complete and incomplete works are permitted.





arc.soc is looking to add sub-committee members to our team this year. All years are welcome to apply!

To apply, please email info@arcsoc.ca with the position you are interested in and approx. 100 - 200 words on why you are the best candidate for that position.

We look forward to hearing from you!

*Projects will require sub-committee members later on so just keep a look out for that!

 arc.soc at Shinerama

arc.soc at Shinerama


The arc.soc team participated in Ryerson University's annual Shinerama fundraiser on Gould St.  Along with the university's other societies, we helped raise money in support of Cystic Fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease affecting thousands of children and young adults.

Frosh Week

 Bridge Building Challenge

Bridge Building Challenge

Orientation: Day 1

The first-year students received a tour of the workshop, played ice breakers with their new sections, and took on the challenge of building a bridge that would support five loaded bags!

Orientation : Day 2

Beach Day!

The incoming class of architecture students took to the beach for a day of fun, games, and friendly competition in sand castle building. 


 Architectural Science Class of 2020

Architectural Science Class of 2020