CANADA - Modern Architectures in History

During the twentieth century, a distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language than on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces. Taking a fresh perspective on design production and its context, Canada maps the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1886–87 to the tumultuous interwar decades, the period of Reconstruction post-1945, and the politically conflicted era of the late 1960s and ’70s. It also examines the broad pattern of Canadian political, industrial and socio-cultural evolution, urban–suburban expansion, and the technology of building. 

Session Details

Session ID: 
77CE
Time: 
Friday, May 26th, 2017: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Accreditation: 
1.5 Structured/Core AIA LU
Venue : 
Shaw
Level: 
2
Room: 
203

Session Speaker(s)

Rhodri Windsor Liscombe

Emeritus Professor, University of British Columbia

Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. His books include The New Spirit: Modern Architecture in Vancouver, 1938–1963 (1998) and Architecture and the Canadian Fabric (2011).

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ARCHITECTURE 150
24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa.

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