Forum Lecture: Re-Assembling Institutions & Infrastructure

Forum Lecture: Re-Assembling Institutions & Infrastructure

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Monday, January 17, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Add to calendar

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Maria Cook, xxxxx,



About this Event

Host Organization: Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
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Raymond Chow
Partner at gh3*

Raymond Chow is a graduate of Carleton University, where he earned a Master of Architecture (2002) and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (1999.)
Chow joined gh3 in 2006 and was named partner in 2015. His contributions have been key to the Toronto-based firm’s growth as an integrated studio-based design practice of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. His work has varied in scale from infrastructure buildings and small renovations to large institutional buildings and multi-residential developments.
Chow has been the project architect for multiple award-winning projects that integrate landscape and architecture. Two projects in Edmonton, AB, the Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool and Pavilion and the Real Time Control Building #3, each won a 2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.
Other examples include:
Sidewalk Labs Quayside Unit Prototyping, Toronto, ON
Castle Downs Park Pavilion, Edmonton, AB
Scholars’ Green Park, Mississauga, ON
Stormwater Facility, Toronto, ON
Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage, Edmonton, ON
June Callwood Park, Toronto, ON

Tyler Sharp
Principal and Design Director of RDHA

Tyler Sharp is a graduate of the Dalhousie University School of Architecture and the
2004 recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Young Architect Medal.
Sharp joined RDHA in 2005. His work has received over 50 major design awards. They include Governor General’s Medals in Architecture for Bloor Gladstone District Library in Toronto (2014), the renovation and addition of the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park libraries in Mississauga, ON (2012), and for the Springdale Library in Brampton, ON in 2020.
Sharp has also led designs for the Hamilton Central Library and Farmers Market, the Waterdown Library and Civic Centre, the First Leaside Financial Headquarters, the Guelph Civic Centre Skating Pavilion, Eglinton Go Station, and the Old Galt Post Office Idea Exchange.
Sharp was instrumental in changing the culture of the office, establishing a design vision and language, leading a rebranding, and bringing young designers to the firm. As a result, he received, with RDHA, the 2018 RAIC Architectural Firm Medal.

Cultural institutions have long been anchors of communities. As we adapt to new modes of knowledge production and dissemination, both the mandates and physical forms of our cultural institutions require reconfiguring. How might important civic hubs take on an expanding list of programmatic uses to become even more celebrated spaces of public assembly?