The Final Review is a Space and Time of Performance Implications and Alternatives


Allegra Friesen
Jason McMillan
Mona Dai


As the culminating event of design studios, the Final Review directly impacts the mediums in which projects are presented, the social hierarchies of those present at the review, the types of feedback given or received, and what students learn from the process. The questions we consider around the spatial and temporal practice of the final review emerged from research around feedback and studio culture in the authors’ own school, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (UWSA).