Developing ways to make our contemporary suburbs more livable, humanly scaled, and civically oriented is challenging without a better understanding how they work: why they grew the way they did and the economic pressures that continue to influence the way they’re designed.
Speaking as the President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO), alumna Catherine Nasmith (BArch 1978) was recently featured by CBC as an advocate for the preservation of Davisville Junior Public School. Built in 1962, Davisville is slated to be demolished to make way for a new building that will accommodate larger class sizes.
Earlier this month, alumnus John K. Stephenson (BArch 1978) was announced as the President of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). The title was given to Stephenson for his commitment to development of the profession, his almost 3 decade-long experience with the OAA, and his extensive experience volunteering with various community groups.