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Siyi Zhou

Master's Student

Siyi is a Master's student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a background in geography and psychology. Her work focuses on urban studies, adaptive reuse, and the historic built environment.


Siyi’s research focuses on investigating how repurposed worship spaces support community cohesion and impact the formation of contemporary urban landscapes in heritage cities with multiple examples of creative reuse of worship spaces. Her thesis "Adaptive Reuse of Worship Spaces in Contemporary Heritage Cities: A Tale of Three Churches in Ottawa” will explore how creatively reused worship spaces can potentially help regain local sense of belonging and reform communities.

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