R. Shane Williamson

R. Shane Williamson
Architect, Professor and Director of the Master of Architecture Program
at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the
University of Toronto

Bio:
Prof. R. Shane Williamson received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture
from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture
from Harvard University. He is Principal of Williamson Williamson Inc.,
a Toronto-based architecture and design studio that he founded with his
partner, Betsy Williamson, in 2007. Shane is also the Director of the
Master of Architecture Program at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture,
Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

Prof. Williamson’s research and creative practice employs advanced
digital tools as a means to critically engage traditional modes of
construction and tectonic expression. Ongoing research seeks to situate
digital fabrication and wood construction in a broader cultural context
and link theories of design and technology respective of sustainable
building strategies.

Williamson Williamson is the recipient of the Ronald J. Thom Award for
Early Design Achievement and the Professional Prix de Rome for
Architecture from the Canada Council of the Arts, the Emerging
Architectural Practice Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of
Canada, the Young Architects Prize and the Emerging Voices Award from
the Architecture League of New York.

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