Pietro Ferrari, B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Arch.

Pietro Ferrari,
B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Arch.
Professor & Program Coordinator


Pietro Ferrari is a Professor and Program Coordinator in the School of Architectural Studies (SAS) where he has been a faculty member since 2004. Pietro brings over 30 ongoing years of experience in the design, building and construction industry to serve as a significantly contributor to his teaching.

Pietro also serves as the coordinator and lead faculty of SAS’ very successful Architectural Technology Co-op program and founded the School of Architectural Studies Lecture Series. Pietro received his Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto and both a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.

Pietro was part of the Program Development Teams for George Brown College’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Post-Graduate Certificate Program and Interior Design Technology Program and is a recipient of the George Brown College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and is a sitting member of the GBC Vice President (Academic) Brain Trust Team.

Since 2013, Pietro has served as a Director of the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM), and Chair of the CanBIM Education, Research & Certification (E,R&C) Committee and spearheaded the development of the CanBIM Professional Certification Program, the CanBIM Company Certification Program and the CanBIM Educational Foundations Program. Pietro has served as a juror and judge for numerous competitions and awards as well as an invited reviewer, and external advisor, mentor and panelist for architectural and interior design academic programs.

Pietro’s current research interest is in the relationship between the aesthetic experience and technological advancements focusing on how digital technologies are transforming the fundamental nature, creative process and experiential nature of architecture.

Academic Credentials

Member: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Associate Member: American Institute of Architects
Masters of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 2013
Bachelor of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 1989
Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, 1988

Career Highlights

2013-present: Director, Canada BIM Council
1996-present: Principal, Edifice Consulting
1993-1996: Principal, Studio Pietro Ferrari Planning & Design
1990-1993: Principal, DE/Construct Project Management - DESIGN+Construction
1989-1990: Architectural Technologist, Maragna Architect
1988-1989: Architectural Technologist, Scolozzi Architect
1986-1986: Assistant Site Superintendent & Layout Technician, Orlando Corporation
Architectural Competitions (all as team member): Cultural & Civic Centre, Nancy, France; Multi-Family Housing Complex, Seattle, Washington, USA; National Golf & Country Club, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia; Ontario Association of Architects Headquarters, Toronto, Ontario; “A Gateway For Venice’ International Architectural Competition, Venice Biennale, Italy.


  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, George Brown College
  • Achievement in Architectural Technology, Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario
  • Award of Merit, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute


  • Concorso Internazionale "Una Porta per Venezia"
  • The Diomede Islands: SHOUTING to be HEARD amidst the outcries of a MORBID WORLD