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News, Research — 2018

David Verbeek has been awarded the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners by Canada Council for the Arts.

Read more about the prize from Canadian Architect or Canada Council for the Arts.


Roma, Luigi Ghirri. 1979.

Research — 2018

Doha Pitch Generator will be published in Classeur 03 – Qatar from Cosa Mentale. Available at Centre Pompidou, CIVA, Venice Biennale, and more.

Collaboration with Valentin Bansac. More to come in October 2018.



35mm — Ongoing

The Annex, Caledon, Kensington Market, Lakeshore, Markham, Regent Park, Toronto Islands & University of Toronto.


Somewhere between the plausible and the surreal, A Speculative Archipelago exploits the act of drawing as an artifact of exploration. Pivoting at the point where pervasive urbanism meets the desire to naturalize the mouth of the Don River, this thesis identifies an eventual archipelago in Toronto’s constructed port lands as grounds for invention in the future megacity.

With Associate Professor John Shnier at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.



35mm — 2016

Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden.