As part of the inaugural Summer Lights Festival, CIGI is hosting a free public lecture with local architect Rick Haldenby, who will discuss the award-winning architecture  at the corner of Erb and Caroline streets in Uptown Waterloo.

“Making Magic at the Corners,” will start at 7:30 p.m. in the CIGI Auditorium. It will be followed by a free public musical performance in the CIGI Courtyard, from 9 p.m. to midnight, by the Nota Bene Baroque Players: The Lumina Project.

The corner of Erb and Caroline is the only intersection in Canada that boasts four Governor General's Award-winning buildings. Haldenby, who was directly involved in all four buildings, will offer a personal look at each one and the wonderful “accidents” that made design magic happen in Waterloo. He is a professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture and a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

This event is open to the public with no registration required. Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance with CIGI Communications Special Kevin Dias at [email protected]. For more information on the Summer Lights Festival, please visit:


Summer Lights Festival CIGI Lecture: “Making Magic at the Corners,” with Rick Haldenby, FRAIC   


Saturday, June 21, 2014


7:30-9 p.m.


CIGI Campus
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada

About the Speaker:

Rick Haldenby (FRAIC) was born in Toronto, the son and grandson of architects.  A graduate of Waterloo, he became a professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture in 1976, founded their award-winning Rome Program in 1979, and served as Director of Waterloo Architecture starting in 1988. He spearheaded the project to relocate the School of Architecture to Cambridge in 2004, and oversaw the design and construction of this highly acclaimed facility. A specialist in Roman archaeology, architectural history and in the design of cultural sites, Haldenby is the author of the Master Plan for the Heritage Park at Ta'Cenc, Malta and co-author of the book Il Progetto del Antico. He has chaired numerous significant architectural projects, committees and juried competitions, and served as architectural adviser to the City of Ottawa, the CIGI Campus, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, First Capital Realty and the University of Waterloo.

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]  

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