Identifiable Canadian Architecture?

Can Canadian Architecture be identified as such?  Are there any characteristics in design or function which are uniquely, specifically Canadian?  Part detective work and part research, this presentation looks at the development of the built environment in Canada, beginning with First Nation structures (in the parts of the continent which became Canada) to the present day.

Session Details

Session ID: 
65CE
Time: 
Friday, May 26th, 2017: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Accreditation: 
1.5 Structured/Core AIA LU
Venue : 
Westin
Level: 
Executive
Room: 
Oak

Session Speaker(s)

Terrence Smith-Lamothe, NSAA, MRAIC

Architect, Architech, Ltd.; Architectural Overdrive!

As an immigrant arriving in Canada in 1973, I was intrigued by the differences in the built environment which responds to our sometimes difficult weather and long winters. My 1990 Master's Thesis researched folk and vernacular architecture and its relationship to contemporary "pedigreed" architectural design and I have maintained this interest. As founder of Architectural Overdrive!, a discussion group about architecture and good design, I have advocated for an appreciation of my region's design professionals and our response to Canadian trends.

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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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