Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

Roma XX - Opening Night

a celebration of 20 years of the Rome programme

June 2000

BCE Place: Heritage Square and Galleria
Toronto, Ontario


Roma XX was a celebration of the Rome Programme of the School of Architecture of the University of Waterloo. Since 1979 the fourth year class has been residing and studying in the Roman environs.

The opening of this significant exhibition was held in the Galleria at BCE Place on June 12, 2000. A temporary structure was erected upon which to hang a retrospective collection of student projects, as well as projects created by Prix de Rome winners. Large fabric banners were suspended from the ribs of the steel structure along the length of the space.

Looking east over the escalators to the brick arch
Viewing exhibits, illuminated by the glass block floor

Overview from historic facade looking west
High view of central glass block floor

Looking towards the ceiling of the Galleria with suspended banners
Overview looking west

View down side of exhibit corridor adjacent to angled steel columns
Interior viewing gallery erected within space to provide wall space for the exhibit

For more information on the construction of BCE Place: Heritage Square and Galleria, please look at the links below. They represent a case study for the Steel Structures Education Foundation on BCE Place, completed in June 2002.


last updated May 30, 2005