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Recently Retired Will Alsop Decides to Take Teaching Position at Ryerson University

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Last week, we reported on Stirling Prize-winning starchitect Will Alsop announcing that he had decided to hang up his architecture career for the time being and focus all of his energies on painting (as an addendum, the Architect’s Journal put together this piece about Alsop’s frustrations with the industry). Perhaps it was realizing that art and frustration don’t always pay so well or that it’s nice to have something of a regular gig to keep the days structured, as Alsop has agreed to take a teaching position at Ryerson University in Toronto, in their architecture department. Here’s a bit about why he decided to make the move into education:

“Let’s put it this way,” says the unconventional architect/painter, “if Harvard were to ask me to do something, I’d probably say no.”

As the man who always cheers for the underdog explains it, “I like the graduate department at Ryerson because it’s fairly young, it’s only been around for a few years, and I like things that are new.”

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