|Degrees:||B.Sc. (Architecture), B. Architecture (McGill), M.Sc. Planning – Conservation of the Built Environment (Montreal)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 4033|
|Office:||1218 Dunton Tower|
|Website:||Waste Heritage Research|
Cross-appointed with the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism.
Please note! I am on sabbatical until June 30, 2021.
2021-2022 Courses – updated May 31, 2021
- CDNS 4403/5403 Heritage Conservation and Sustainability (Fall 2021)
- CDNS 5401 Heritage Conservation: History, Principles and Concepts (Fall 2021)
- CDNS 2400 Heritage Conservation in Canada (Winter 2022)
- CDNS 5402 Heritage Conservation: Theory in Practice (Winter 2022)
New publications and other announcements
- Susan Ross, Addressing climate change by retrofitting Canada’s existing buildings, Policy Options, June 14, 2021.
- Carleton University signs MOU with Climate Heritage Network. April 23, 2021.
- Website Ottawa School Heritage based on student work from CDNS 5402 W 2020, completed with help from Micah Norris, SICS MA student, and funding from a Heritage Ottawa Gordon Cullingham research grant. October 24, 2020.
- Susan M. Ross. 2020. “Re-evaluating Heritage Waste: Sustaining Material Values through Deconstruction and Reuse” The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17567505.2020.1723259
- Susan Ross and Victoria Angel. 2020. Heritage and Waste: Introduction. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development 10.1. Access here: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JCHMSD-02-2020-116/full/html
- Complete table of contents
Teaching and research areas
Sustainable heritage conservation; modern and industrial heritage; urban parks and cultural landscapes; heritage policy and practices in Canada; urban housing and environmental histories; landscapes of water supply; heritage values and waste; building deterioration, deconstruction and re-use; climate change and cultural heritage management. See also below for more detail.
- CDNS 4403-5403 Heritage conservation and sustainability (Fall 2019)
- Student work from F 2014/2017/2019 versions of the course: Sustainable Heritage Case Studies
- CDNS 5402 Heritage Conservation II: Theory in Practice (Winter 2020)
- Student work Ottawa School Heritage
- CDNS 2400 Heritage Conservation in Canada (Winter 2020)
Recent publications and events
- Conference paper, June 10, 2021. “Urban Salvage Yards as Hubs for Emerging Repair and Reuse Communities.” Conference Re-opening the bin—Waste, economy, culture and society. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Lecture/Panel, May 20, 2021. “On Deconstruction/Heritage & Sustainability,” On Deconstruction. Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. See link for video.
- Panel, March 31, 2021. “Communicating Heritage as Climate Action.” National Trust for Canada Gathering of the Heritage Sector. See link for video.
- Lecture/Panel, February 23, 2021. “What is the contribution of the built environment to a healthy city?” FASS Healthy Cities, Carleton University. See link for video.
- Roundtable, February 18, 2021. “Retrofit – Energy Crises & Climate Exigencies from Preservation’s Perspective.” Future Anterior Journal
author roundtable organized by guest editors Fallon Aidoo and Daniel Barber.
- Lecture, October 26, 2020. “Conservation du patrimoine bâti et développement durable: des valeurs aux objectifs.” Université de Montréal.
- Webinar talk, October 16, 2020. “Waste and New Heritage Values.” Heritage and Waste: Values, Circular Economy and Deconstruction. See link for video.
- Conference paper, October 6, 2020. “Reinventing the Discards of Modern Heritage through Salvage and Reuse.” Joint APT-NTC conference.
- Workshop October 29, 2019, “Heritage and Waste: Defining a Research Agenda,” BMRA/Building Reuse Decon & Reuse Conference 2019, Pittsburgh
- “Waterworks in a changing climate: the R.C. Harris filtration plant, Toronto, Canada,” Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Engineering History and Heritage 172.3 (2019): 125-135. https://doi.org/10.1680/jenhh.18.00025
- “Conserving ‘modest’ Moderne housing: 1930s apartment buildings in Canada.” The Routledge Companion to Art Deco, edited by Bridget Elliott and Michael Windover, 2019, 317-339. Available as e-book from the Carleton University library.
- Invited speaker, walking tour, July 17, 2019, “Exploring the Mountain’s Role as Water Tower,” Edible Environments: In and Beyond Montreal Summer Workshop, Concordia University.
- Invited speaker, May 3, 2019, “Réinvention durable du campus de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique,” Docomomo Quebec (UQAM, Montreal), Journée d’étude “Vers le patrimoine moderne durable”
- Lecture April 30, 2019, “Research on waste heritage as part of the New Paradigms New Tools SSHRC grant,” CIMS (Carleton).
- Lecture April 3, 2019, Les déchets architecturaux: réutilisés, déplacés, revalorisés as part of the Séminaire en muséologie et pratiques des arts: L’objet (prof. Mélanie Boucher), at UQO Pavilion Lucien-Brault, Gatineau, Quebec.
- Lecture January 18, 2019, in Friends of Art History Visual Culture Lecture Series: “Re-using / Re-locating, Architecture’s Discards” St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University
- Conference paper Dec.6, 2018, Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage Final Roundtable Looking Back Looking Forward. “The 2011 Montreal Roundtable: Impact of Sustainability Strategies on Heritage Conservation Practice.”
- Lecture Nov.20, 2018 at the Centre of Transnational Analysis’s Global Pedagogies Workshop Rethinking (art) history and its historiographic frameworks on “Teaching the History of Canadian Heritage Practice as part of International Conservation Associations.”
- Symposium Oct.26-27, 2018, Carleton University: Heritage in Reverse: Material Values, Waste and Deconstruction
- Conference paper August 29, 2018 at Docomomo International conference, Metamorphosis, the Continuity of Change, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018): “Vancouver Experiment: Reinventing a Modern University Campus.”
- Report (scientific committee, case study contributor): Douet, J. (2018).The Water Industry as World Heritage, Thematic Study. Barcelona: TICCIH.
- Lecture April 13, 2018, at TICCIH thematic conference The International Heritage of the Water Industry, Barcelona on “Storing treated water in the historic urban landscape: Montreal.”
- Book launch and lecture with Heritage Ottawa (2017): From Walk Up to High-Rise: Ottawa’s Historic Apartment Buildings
- Ross, S. (2017).”Keyword: Deconstruction Waste (Building).” Discard Studies
- Ross, S. (2017). “A Bibliography on Demolition Waste and Deconstruction.” Discard Studies
- Ross, S. (2017). “Sustainable Conservation Strategies for Canada’s Modernist Wood Legacy.” Journal of Architectural Conservation 23.3, 171-189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13556207.2017.1330385
- Reports for the Indigenous Learning Place project:
- Desrochers-Turgeon, L., Zanussi, D., and Ross, S. (2017). Carleton University Indigenous Learning Place Precedent Research
- Ross, S. (2017). Carleton University Amphitheatre – History and Significance
- News on student based research:
- Rubinstein, D. (2017) “Lifting Macdonald Gardens Park: Students Help Secure Heritage Designation,” Carleton Stories
- McPherson, L. (2017) “Architecture Students Become Global Interns,” Carleton Newsroom