Yvan-pier Cazabon dipl. Arch. Tech (Algonquin), Professional B.Arch (Carleton), Post-professional M.Arch – History & Theory (McGill). Associate Professor and Associate Director of Professional Programs. Teaches Introductory Design Studio and Theory of Architectural Representation at the Graduate level — M.Arch (13.0 cr.), undergraduate Design Studio – BAS, Theatre Production Workshop.
Cazabon worked in a number of Architecture and Design firms in the Ottawa area over a period of 15 years before taking on full-time teaching at Carleton University.
Research focuses on the history/theory of architectural technology with a critical review of building practices and material application in diverse climates – this includes comparative studies with emphasis on Canadian materials, construction techniques and design. In addition, past research in architectural technology led to studies in international development & housing in sub-Sahara Africa (Zambia) and the analysis of cultural building traditions with a focus on historical conservation and preservation (Trinidad & Tobago).
His studies in History & Theory of Architecture is aligned with his interests in Design-build and Theatre and Performative Arts.
Local collaborations include set design for GCTC’s production of “Burden” (2014), “Facts” (2010), Ottawa Little Theatre’s production of Gigi (2003) and N.T.O. (New Theatre of Ottawa) “Brothers of the Brush” (1997).
At Carleton, student-produced plays in collaboration with Carleton’s English Department include Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (April 2013) and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (April 2014) and “You Will be Mine” (a Shakespearean mash-up – 2015).