Architect David Salmela speaks at National Gallery of Canada tonight

David Salmela will deliver the second installment of the 2007/2008 Forum Lecture Series at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 5, 2007, in the auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Salmela’s lecture is entitled Regional Interpretation and he will discuss projects he completed throughout his career.

David Salmela is a self-trained registered architect who practices in Duluth, Minnesota. His elegantly thoughtful works, primarily in wood, small in scale, and located in extra-urban regions, are the subject of the monograph Salmela Architect (by Thomas Fisher). Salmela’s unassuming and gentle projects celebrate the well-crafted, thoughtfully sited, and sensitively considered regional building. He has received over 40 architectural awards throughout the last 12 years and his work has been featured nationally and internationally in architectural publications. Between 1994 and 2004, Salmela’s works have been recognized with six Wood Design Awards granted each year by the Canada Wood Council. He is also the recipient of three National AIA Honor Awards in the United States, the highest awards granted to buildings and planning in the US. Salmela received two for architecture (for the Brandenburg Studio in 1998 and for the Emerson Sauna in 2005), and one for urban and regional design (for the Jackson Meadow housing development in 2005).

The School of Architecture gratefully recognizes the sponsors Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc., Charlesfort Developments, IBI Group Architects, Merkley Supply Ltd., Trinity Development Group Inc., Ottawa Regional Society of Architects, and Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects and the partners, Gilmore Reproductions, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Republique Francaise Ambassade de France who make the lecture series possible.