Pawel Fiett, B.Arch, OAA

Principal Architect, Atelier 292 Architect Inc.

Session(s): Home Sweet BIM

Graduated from the architecture program at Carleton University in 1991. Since 1997 is a licensed architect, a member of the Ontario Association of Architects. Pawel taught ArchiCAD and Advanced Visual Communications at Algonquin College.

Lyette Fortin

Instructor Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University & Consultant in Architectural Conservation

Lyette Fortin, Architectural Conservation Consultant, teaches at Carleton University School of Architecture where she obtained her BArch 35 years ago.

Eric Corey Freed, LEED Fellow, RA

Chief Community Officer, EcoDistricts

Eric Corey Freed is the Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit organization that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone.

Robert Freedman, MRAIC, AICP, LSUC

Principal, Freedman Urban Solutions

Robert Freedman, Principal of Freedman Urban Solutions, is a Toronto-based Urban Design and Planning consultant with a unique interdisciplinary background in Planning, Architecture and Law.

Rudy Friesen, MAA, PP/FRAIC Hon. FAIA

Owner, ELDERing.ca

Rudy Friesen has been spearheading innovative solutions for elder housing for decades. He is the founder and Partner Emeritus of ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design in Winnipeg. Rudy serves on several Boards of elder facilities.

Andrew Frontini, OAA, NSAA, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C

Design Principal, Perkins+Will

Andrew is the Design Director of Perkins+Will’s Toronto and Ottawa Studios. Andrew’s design approach is driven by a strong social agenda.

Walter Gaudet, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP

Vice-President, HDR Architecture

Walter Gaudet is the managing principal of HDR’s Ontario offices. Walter concentrates on broadening HDR’s community presence; expanding the firm’s reach across market sectors.

Antonio Gómez-Palacio, RPP, MCIP, MRAIC

Principal, DIALOG

As a founding partner of DIALOG, Antonio is committed to creating healthy places, where people thrive – through dialogue.

R Craig Goodman, OAA, AAA, SAA, FRAIC

Principal, CS&P Architects

Craig Goodman is a principal at CS&P Architects and has been with the firm since 1993. He grew up in Vancouver with a keen interest in the intricate relationship between the natural world and the urban environment.

David L.A. Gordon, FCIP, RPP, AICP, P.Eng

Professor and Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University

David Gordon is Professor and Director of the Queen’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. He holds the D.Des from the Harvard GSD and has also taught at Toronto, Western Australia, Harvard and Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Deborah Gottesman, P.Eng., MBA, LC, Assoc.IALD, MIESNA

Principal, Gottesman Associates - Architectural Lighting Design

Deborah Gottesman is principal of Gottesman Associates, an award-winning lighting design firm with distinctive expertise in heritage and sustainable design.

Gordon Grice, BArch, OAA, FRAIC

Editor, OAA Perspectives; Creative Director, FORREC Ltd.; Catalogue Editor and Senior Advisor, ASAI; and Member of the Quadrangle Society, Massey College

Gordon has pursued concurrent careers as architect, illustrator, writer, editor and art director. He is currently Editor of OAA Perspectives, and a Creative Director for FORREC, an entertainment design firm.

Jason-Emery Groen, RAIC, OAA, OAQ, AIBC, MAA, NSAA

Design Director, Vice-President, HDR Architecture

Jason-Emery is an award-winning Senior Architectural Designer and Master Planner with over 20 years of experience including Master Planning complex projects as well as multi-billion dollar single phase campus master plans.

Steve Gwynne

Research Office, National Research Council of Canada

Currently, a researcher at NRCC, examining building fire safety and aviation passenger safety, Steve Gwynne has worked in evacuation/ pedestrian dynamics for 20 years, in academia, consultancy and government in UK, US and Canada.

John Hackett, OAA, FRAIC

Vice-President, Practice Risk Management, Pro-Demnity Insurance

John Hackett is Vice-President, Practice Risk Management for Pro-Demnity Insurance Company. In that role he counsels Ontario architects on questions about insurance and liability concerns.

Cliff Harvey, AIA Intern'l, OAA, FRAIC

Vice President, Planning, Facilities and Support Services, North York General Hospital

Cliff Harvey is a client, the Vice President, Planning, Facilities & Support Service at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Previously he was the Senior Architect for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


Senior Associate, Brook McIlroy

Jessica Hawes, a Senior Associate, planner and architect with Brook McIlroy, has 17 years of experience in the planning and design of buildings and cities.

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

About Us

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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For general information, please contact us at:

  • festival@raic.org 
  • 1-844-856-RAIC ext 200
  • 613-241-3600
  • 330-55 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3