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    Palak Chauhan

    Client Support Specialist, Architecture Computing & Media

    The Client Support Specialist provides support, consulting, and training to the faculty, staff, and students at the Architecture campus. Their responsibilities include troubleshooting client computer issues, providing instruction and training for school services (printing, wireless access, shared resources, and information systems) and maintaining school computing equipment (three computer labs, multifunction printer/copier/scanners, large format plotters).

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27638
    Office: ARC 2004

  • Tina Davidson

    Graduate Program and Research Coordinator

    The Graduate Program and Research Coordinator assists graduate students throughout their academic and research endeavours. The Graduate Program and Research Coordinator acts as a resource and liaison with other UW departments and does everything to guide and encourage graduate students, ensuring a smooth and timely move toward the thesis defence.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27604 
    Office: ARC 2106A

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    Julie Dring

    Advancement Manager

    Working in close collaboration with the Engineering Advancement team, the Advancement Manager develops, produces and executes communication materials, strategic advancement initiatives and engagement events directed to local, national and international audiences and stakeholders, which includes: alumni, prospective donors, prospective sponsors and related professional associations.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27662
    Office: ARC 2103

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    Ryan Ferguson

    Communication Specialist

    The Communication Specialist works closely with the Director and Advancement Manager providing creative and design expertise in the execution of all marketing and communication strategies. 

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27645
    Office: ARC 2004

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    Fred Hunsberger

    Multi Media Specialist, Architecture Computing & Media

    Fred manages installed AV equipment and equipment loans including cameras, audio recorders and sound systems. Fred records uWaterloo lectures when ever possible and provides photography services to the University Of Waterloo.

    Fred is available for consultation and training in photography, video, audio recording, AV set up in classrooms and off sight events.


    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27601
    Office: ARC 2004

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    Heinz Koller

    Manager, Fabrication Labs

    Heinz manages the Workshop and the Digital Fabrication Lab. He graduated with honours in Industrial Design from the Humber Institute of Technology in 1989 and has more than 18 years experience in product design and development for consumer products, exhibits and furniture. Heinz has taught advanced modeling at Humber’s industrial Design Program and has worked for the WideCom Group, Museum Productions and Contour Inc., working with clients such as Apple, Nike, IDEO, Fitch and Microsoft.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27659
    Office: ARC 1006B

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    Sarah Mickelson

    Financial Officer

    The Financial Officer (FO) offers financial information and direction to the senior management in the School of Architecture and the Rome Campus to ensure informed decision making, while providing effective financial systems and strategic planning. The FO is responsible for the integrity of financial processes and systems within the School to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and the University of Waterloo policies and guidelines. 

    Office: ARC 2102

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    Frauke Petretto

    Administrative Manager, Rome Program

    The Admin Manager acts as primary business representative and liaison for the University of Waterloo on site in Rome. Activities include: management of the program from an organizational point of view, organization and management of educational trips, off-site lectures, the study in Rome and relations with Canadian and Italian professors, as well as acting as financial officer. Frauke assists our students on a daily basis, both with personal inquiries and academic issues.

    Waterloo Studio
    Piazza S. Apollonia, 3
    00153 Rome, Italy
    (011-39) 06-589-4760

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    Kelsey Richardson

    Administrative Assistant

    The Administrative Assitant is responsible for booking and coordinating events at the School. They also administer the teaching evaluations and assists with field trip coordination. The Administrative Assitant provides support to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and offers support with the Lecture Series. 

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27676
    Office: ARC 2106

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    Michael Syms

    Fabrication Specialist/Instructor

    As the Fabrication Specialist/Instructor, Michael is primarily responsible for making sure the workshop is a safe environment for the school community to work in. He is responsible for supervising and instructing undergraduate and graduate students in the operation of the workshop equipment while educating users in proper safety practices. Michael also assists other staff and faculty members in the construction of various exhibits and installations within the school and community.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27646
    Office: ARC 1006B

  • Vacant

    Manager, Architecture Computing & Media

    The ACM Manager is responsible for the daily operation and management of the Architecture Computing & Media Department (ACM). They are responsible for the planning, procurement, and implementation of information technology systems and other communication services for the School of Architecture, Cambridge satellite campus. The ACM Manager ensures that the daily operations of the ACM department meet the computing needs of the school’s academic, research and administrative activities.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27685
    Office: ARC 2004

  • Vacant

    Undergraduate Program Coordinator

    The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is responsible for the undergraduate student community body in all aspects of the program. Questions pertaining to any undergraduate issues can be referred to the undergrad coordinator for an answer, resource, referral to the correct person to answer the question, or assistance in resolving the concern. You may recognize them from any recruiting or admissions event you attended, as they are also responsible for these areas of the undergraduate program.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27661
    Office: ARC 2106B

  • Vacant

    Administrative Officer

    This position is responsible for strategic planning and support, human resources administration, financial oversight management of facilities and equipment in a satellite campus, maintaining relationships with external organizations and other administrative functions required to support the teaching and research missions of the School of Architecture. The Administrative Officer is the senior administrative staff position in the department and provides continuity as academic leadership changes.

    Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27603
    Office: 2104