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Catherine Bonier
    Building:Architecture Building, Room 412
    Department:Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism


    Professor Catherine Bonier teaches courses in architectural and environmental design, research, history, and theory. Her research spans from historical analysis to futuristic design visions, and centers on the shaping of the built environment around water, infrastructure, and ideas of health and balance. Bonier earned both her professional MArch and her PhD in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in History from Harvard College. Her dissertation addressed historical ideas of equilibrium and democracy and their relationship to urban water, infrastructure, and landscape, and she has published on issues of urban water and remediation in both historical and contemporary contexts. Her current work centers on the consideration of democratic engagement, civic place, and personal delight in contemporary urban and infrastructural remediation projects. Professor Bonier is co-director and co-founder of the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c-url) with Professor Ozayr Saloojee. C-url is engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research, teaching, and design projects centered on the entwined issues of watercities, and equity.