Associate Chair (Administrative), Associate Professor
BES, B.Arch, BID, MEd, NCIDQ, ARIDO, LEED AP ID+C
Email: 
cdowling@ryerson.ca
Office: 
SID-212
Extension: 
6935

 

Catherine Dowling completed a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto following degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo, a degree in Interior Design at the University of Manitoba and study at Arcosanti in Arizona. As a registered Interior Designer her teaching, research and practice is founded on design and construction excellence, design thinking, with an emphasis on the process of making.

Her collaborative studio Dowling Architects has received the Ontario Association of Architects 2006 Honourable Mention for Architectural Excellence, the 2007/2011 WoodWorks awards, and been published widely. Catherine’s academic research explores the relationship between design and learning, the realm of the handmade and the impact of kinesthetic creation on the processes of critical thinking, learning, education and cultural design literacy.