Alec Ring is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science and the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Architecture. Alec’s work has been published in Canadian Architect, Building Magazine and The Plan Journal.
Working at firms across Canada, Alec has been involved in a wide variety of projects including: a New York commercial high-rise; restoration/adaptive reuse, residential and retail in Toronto; residential, community and faith buildings in British Columbia; community-led design projects in Canada and Kenya; and small-scale freelance design-build projects.
Alec has a particular interest in the role of the architect as steward. His research, constructed, and theoretical projects explore ways in which architecture can have agency in the world. His Masters of Architecture thesis developed and applied the concept of Polyvalent Adaptation to address sea level rise in the small island nation of Tonga. Alec was the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence for his thesis project Polyvalent Adaptation.
As a volunteer at Harambee 4 Humanity, Alec’s design for Oleleshwa Primary School in Kenya is the result of in-depth research and community engagement. The design tackles durability of nomadic construction, integration of modern materials, and natural lighting, ventilation, and occupant safety, while respecting the aesthetic of traditional Maasai architecture.
Alec is currently an Intern Architect/Project Manager at Suulin Architects in Toronto, Canada.