Research Collective



Associate Professor and CSALT Director

Professor Boyle supervises immersive materials research in concrete, cellulose, building lime, historic pigments and construction systems through teaching and research activities. She is a member of the Concordia Centre for Sensory Studies and an advocate for sensory design and experiential learning in architecture. She has recently been awarded a two-year MITACS grant with industry partner, the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) which will support graduate student interns at CSALT to develop our 3D printing technologies and experiment with Ultra-High Performance concrete in an iterative design process. She was also awarded a MITACS Accelerate Grant which funds graduate student Robin Papp in his work with Hurd Solutions developing sustainable hemp building products and is currently overseeing the MITACS Research Award for Jesse Bird with Zeoform entitled Design Development for Prefabricated Building Components using Nano/Microfibrillated Cellulose (NMFC) creating building components from specialized recycled paper. 

Professor Boyle was a part of the Interdisciplinary Sustainable Communities Research Cluster funded through Carleton's Multidisciplinary Research Catalyst Fund in 2019. She was also an investigator on the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research project which included funding from Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Research Fund, Urbandale Construction and many local sponsors. She is a strong advocate for healthy materials in design and construction, resilience and endorses a hands-on approach to experiential learning of architecture and making.