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Vincent Hui

Vince Hui
Associate Chair, Experiential Learning and Co-operative Education
416-979-5000 ext. 557962

Areas of Specialization

Design Communication

Design Fabrication

Architectural Pedagogy

Design Builds

Architecture and Popular Culture

New Media

Architectural Simulation

Entertainment Architecture


University Degree
York University MBA
University of Waterloo Certificate in University Teaching
University of Waterloo MArch
University of Waterloo BES

Selected Courses

Course Code Course Title
ASC 101 Communications Studio
ASC 201 Design Studio I
ASC 755 Digital Tools
AR8103 Studio in Collaborative Practice


One day, in Vincent Hui’s first year as a Toronto Met professor, a woman carried a stack of pizzas into the studio. No one claimed them, so Hui assumed the delivery was a prank. His students were hungry, though—they’d been working hard—so he reached for his wallet. The woman waved his money away. Her son was his student, she told him, and the food was a thank you for all that Hui had done for him and his classmates. “I was humbled,” Hui says. “It was such a powerful reminder of the trust that parents and students place in me.”

Hui takes that responsibility to heart. Known for his boundless energy, this multi-award-winning professor goes above and beyond to make sure his students have everything they need to excel. One of those things is advanced technology: how to integrate it with architecture to make our lives better. Under Hui’s tutelage, his students have been involved in exciting projects—from digital fabrication, to apps, to augmented reality. It’s the kind of innovative education that ensures there will be many more thank-you pizzas in Hui’s future. “I should be the one buying,” he says. “It’s a privilege to teach these amazing young minds.”

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Vince Hui

“My students are mobilized to succeed in the industry and determine its future."

Selected Works

  • 2017-2018 Toronto Metropolitan University’s President’s Teaching Award
  • 2016 “People’s Choice Award,” Toronto Design Offsite Award for “Flummox”
  • 2014-2015 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award
  • 2013-2014 Toronto Metropolitan University’s Innovative Teaching Award
  • 2017 “Successful Integration of Virtual Reality in Architectural Curricula”, Paper Presentation and Proceedings, co-author with Agnes Yuen, Farah Elmajdoub, and Adrian Chiu, International Conference on Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI), Seville, Spain
  • 2017 “Digital Integration: Synthesizing Poetic Possibilities and Pragmatic Production”, Paper Presentation and Publication, Building Technology Educators’ Society, “Poetics and Pragmatism”, Des Moines, USA
  • 2017 “Integrating Experiential Learning and Digital Fabrication”, Paper Presentation and Proceedings, co-author with Cira Nickel, International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
  • 2016 “Parametric Pedagogy: Adaptation in Industry and Adoption in the Classroom”, Paper Presentation and Proceedings, co-author with Shiva Kumar, Hrishikesh Tailor, Jason Brijraj, and David Luong, International Conference on Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI), Seville, Spain, ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
  • 2016 “Low [High] Tech & High [Low] Fidelity”, Presentation, Invited Speaker at CISC Architecture and Engineering Educators Forum 2016 “A Building Revolution: Integrated Project Delivery”, Calgary, Canada
  • 2015-Present: Co-Director, Design Fabrication Zone, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • 2016-Present: Editorial Reviewer, TAD Technology: Architecture + Design and Building Technology Educators’ Society
  • 2016-Present: Grant Review, Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • 2016-Present: Teaching Award Review Committee, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
  • 2014-Present: [R]ed[U]x Lab director, Faculty Mentor over local and international design-build projects
  • 2013: International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Associate Editor, April 2013 Volume, “Virtual Juxtapositioning of Architecture from the Scottish Diaspora”, Laing, R ISSN: 2154-8587
  • 2011: Conference Co-Chair, Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference “Convergence to Confluence”