January 10, 2008
by Canadian Architect
Carleton University’s School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Montreal architect Mario Saia will deliver the first Forum lecture of 2008 on Wednesday, January 16th. Saia will present recent projects created by his Montreal firm, Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes, at 6:00 pm in the National Gallery of Canada auditorium. A number of Saia’s significant projects, which are designed and constructed according to traditional models, but use contemporary means and methods, have earned him a series of architectural distinctions and awards. These include two Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and 13 prix d’Excellence from the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec.
Forum lectures are free and open to the public. The Forum Lecture Series was established in 1968 to bring local, national and international architects to Ottawa to educate students, faculty and the general public about the profession and the impact architecture has on design.
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.