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Listen to Oral Histories

For the Faculty's fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 2011, previous faculty, staff, and alumni reflected on their experiences at the school.

1960s

  • Ernesto Armenteros (BArch 1966): Early years at Tech felt like an experiment (mp3 - 4:29)
  • Ernest Clarke (BArch 1965): Intimacy with instructors
    (mp3 - 3:12)
  • Ernest Clarke (BArch 1965): Dynamic place compared to U of T (mp3 - 2:20)
  • Tony Cook and Peter MacDougall (BArch 1965): Entrance test, tensions, and Dal master plan project (mp3 - 4:08)
  • Jamie Wright (BArch 1967): Tech was a school with a hands-on Maritime personality (mp3 - 3:10)
  • Jamie Wright (BArch 1967): One piece of advice for a young architect (mp3 - 2:40)
  • Jamie Wright (BArch 1967): What Tony Jackson taught me (mp3 - 4:53)

1970s-1980s

  • Jill Bambury (BArch 1982): Student strike (mp3 - 4:52)
  • Doug Pitcairn (staff member, 1977-2008): What is an acoustic flashlight? (mp3 - 2:50)
  • Doug Pitcairn (staff member, 1977-2008): Explanation of "comfy meter" (mp3 - 2:13)
  • Doug Pitcairn (staff member, 1977-2008): Peter Manning leaned to the technical side (mp3 - 2:28)
  • Larry Richards (faculty member, 1975-1980): Teaching at TUNS started out very well (mp3 - 4:15)
  • Larry Richards (faculty member, 1975-1980): Study abroad in Communist China (mp3 - 2:03)
  • Stephanie White (faculty member, 1980s): Sheer avalanche of teaching (mp3 - 3:53)

1980s-1990s

  • Essy Baniassad (Dean, 1981-1994): A monastic air at the school (mp3 - 1:20)
  • Essy Baniassad (Dean, 1981-1994): Gathering places (mp3 - 3:11)
  • Ishmael Mosinyi (MArch 1998): Botswana and the Dal Architecture connection (mp3 - 3:07)
  • Patricia Cuttell (MURP 1999): Planning school has a strong connection with the province (mp3 - 1:48)