Terri Meyer Boake

University of Waterloo, Full Professor | Toronto, Canada

About

Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Arch., LEED AP is a Full Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She has been teaching building construction, environmental design, design studio and film since 1986. Her area of research passion is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel and has now published four extensive books on the subject with Birkhauser. She works with several agencies developing teaching resources for Architectural education.

Meyer Boake serves on committees with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Education and Research Council, the Building Technology Educators’ Society and the Ontario Association of Architect Committee for the Sustainable Built Environment. She is an avid photographer, documenting construction processes and completed buildings.

Terri Meyer Boake

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Skyscraper Center Editorial Board, Member (2022 – Present)

Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; China 2016; Chicago 2019)

Height and Data Committee (2014 – 2017)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Panel Moderator (Middle East 2018)

Videos

30 October 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 3C: Tall Timber Q&A

Monday 30 October, 2017. Sydney, Australia. Terri Meyer Boake, Professor, University of Waterloo, chairs the question and answer session with Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart;...

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Research

01 December 2016

The Emergence of the Diagrid - It’s All About the Node

Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo

The diagrid structural system for constructing tall buildings is a recent invention. Debuting in 2004 with the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London,...

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Research

17 October 2016

Unpacking Composite Construction: Global Trends

Terri Boake, University of Waterloo

There has been a marked shift away from the use of steel as the primary structural system that had long been the Western standard for...

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21 November 2019

Diagrid Structures Presentation

Join the CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee for a presentation on diagrid structures, an emerging technology merging structural solutions with aesthetically driven design ambitions.

20 October 2018

Academic & Teaching Committee Holds Meeting at 2018 Conference

The CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee held a breakout meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, discussing CTBUH’s evolving relationship to academia.

29 November 2017

CTBUH Canada: Supertall Toronto

CTBUH Canada held a breakfast event to showcase Toronto's first supertall, The One, which will stand at 307 meters tall and is currently under construction.

29 October 2017

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.

29 October 2017

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.

29 October 2017

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.

30 October 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 3C: Tall Timber Q&A

Monday 30 October, 2017. Sydney, Australia. Terri Meyer Boake, Professor, University of Waterloo, chairs the question and answer session with Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart;...

18 September 2014

Measuring Tall Buildings: Has CTBUH got its Height Criteria Correct?

One of the roles of the CTBUH is to be a “voice of reason” as the arbiter of building height claims, and to be consistent...

01 December 2016

The Emergence of the Diagrid - It’s All About the Node

Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo

The diagrid structural system for constructing tall buildings is a recent invention. Debuting in 2004 with the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London,...

17 October 2016

Unpacking Composite Construction: Global Trends

Terri Boake, University of Waterloo

There has been a marked shift away from the use of steel as the primary structural system that had long been the Western standard for...

26 October 2015

It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition

Terri Boake, University of Waterloo

The rapid densification of cities is a fairly recent phenomenon and seems in many cases to be progressing without regard to important already established urban...

16 September 2014

Closing the Gap between Fantasy and Reality: Pushing Current Technologies Into the Future

Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo

The tall building is a discrete architectural type. The causal aspects of its evolution can assist in determining which aspects will be of the most...