• Wallace, Josh, and Colbert, Zachary, “Reopening Retail.” Main Street Design Challenge Playbook. Toronto: Canadian Urban Institute, 2020.
  • Colbert, Zachary, “Architecture and the Public Realm: Merchandising a Mass Shooting.” Pidgin 27. Princeton: Princeton University School of Architecture, 2020. p118-131.
  • Colbert, Zachary, “Urban Energy Shift,” in Shift 2019 Infrastructure Architecture Challenge, ed. Adele Weder. Canadian Architect. Toronto: iQ Business Media, 2019), 36-41.
  • Burke, Tyrone, “Rapid Responders: Carleton Faculty Respond to COVID-19.” Raven Magazine. Cover Feature. Vol.1 Issue 2. Carleton: Ottawa. November 2020. [Features research by Zachary Colbert]
  • Coppella, Leah, “Redesigning Retail: Adapting Architecture to Create Safer Indoor Spaces for Pandemics.” Carleton University FED Website Feature. September 2020. [Features research by Zachary Colbert]
  • Lam, Elsa, “Azrieli School Faculty Members Receive COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants.” Canadian Architect, June 2020. Toronto: iQ Business Media. [Features research by Zachary Colbert]


  • The Democratic Future of Virtual Public Consultation: Interdisciplinary Research During the Covid-19 Pandemic, AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: Communities, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2021 [with Shelby Hagerman & Daniel Dickson]
  • An Interdisciplinary Timeline: A Roadmap to Operationalize Interdisciplinarity, Cities in a Changing World, Architecture Media Politics Society, New York City, 2021 [with Alex Mallett, Jean Duquette, Shelby Hagerman, Tristan Walker & Lauren Johnson]
  • Toward a New Present in Architectural Education: Looking Back to the 1960s and 1970s Avant-Garde for Introductory Design Studio Teaching, Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change, Architecture Media Politics Society, London UK, 2021 [with Suzy Harris-Brandts & Maya Jarrah]
  • Before the Flood: A Geospatial Analysis of Confounding Relationships Between Sociopolitical and Biophysical Factors, Real Property Valuation and Predicted Sea-Level Rise in Richmond, BC, RAIC CCUSA 2021 Academic Summit on Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Ottawa, 2021 [with Monika Imeri]
  • Reopening Retail: Architectural Strategies for Adapting Retail Environments to Physical Distancing Protocols, RAIC CCUSA 2021 Academic Summit on Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Ottawa, 2021 [with Josh Wallace]
  • Where Will We Shop?: The Future of Physical Retail and Main Street in the Post-Pandemic City, Urban Land Institute, Ottawa, 2021
  • Unbuilt: Futuring through Speculative Architectural Practices, Anticipations Conference, Oslo Architecture Triennial, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, 2019
  • Non-Visual Architecture, Darkness Conference, Island Dynamics Institute, Longyearbyen Svalbard, 2019
  • Urban Energy Shift, Eleven Ideas for the City, Toronto Society of Architects, Toronto, 2019
  • SHIFT Awards, Ontario Association of Architects Annual Conference Keynote Event, Quebec City, 2019
  • New Paradigms of Practice, Queen’s University ARCO Conference, 2017

Grant Funding

  • Carleton University COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grant
  • SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration Grant
  • SSHRC Explore Fund Development Grant
  • Carleton University Multidisciplinary Research Catalyst Fund