Faculty of Graduate Studies
Section 4: Graduate Research Units and Facilities
Centre for Architectural Structures
and Technology (CAST)
The Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.) seeks new boundaries for architectural thought, design, and building technology. This search embraces both the poetic and technical dimensions of architecture through physical explorations of materials, the study of natural law, and the free play of imagination. CAST is housed in a specially designed 5,600 square foot laboratory building located between the Faculties of Architecture, Engineering and the School of Fine Arts. Current research is exploring two areas investigation: flexible fabric formwork for concrete structures, and experimental uses of digital fabrication in architecture.