Book launches in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario

Launches for the book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present are taking place on Wednesday, November 13 at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design in Toronto and on Thursday, November 14 at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

The book is co-edited by Canadian Architect’s Elsa Lam and architectural historian Graham Livesey. It includes 15 original essays by authors George Baird, Brian Carter, Ian Chodikoff, Odile Hénault, George Kapelos, Lisa Landrum, Steven Mannell, Sherry McKay, Marco Polo, Lola Sheppard, David Theodore, Larry Wayne Richards, Adele Weder and Mason White. It is extensively illustrated with 500 photographs and drawings.

Habitat 67, final version under construction, Montreal, Quebec. Moshe Safdie and David, Barott, Boulva (Associated Architects), 1967. (Art James, Canadian Architect magazine fonds, Ryerson University Library and Archives)

November 13, 2019 – Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at University of Toronto

Former architecture deans George Baird and Larry Wayne Richards discuss their research for their book chapters on megastructures and postmodernism in Canadian architecture. The conversation will be moderated by Elsa Lam, co-editor of the book and editor of Canadian Architect magazine. This event is free to attend, but registration is requested here.

Toronto Healthy House, Toronto, Ontario. Martin Liefhebber Architect, 1996. (Courtesy Breathe Architects)

November 14, 2019 – School of Architecture, University of Waterloo

This panel discussion looks at sustainability in Canada’s past, present and future. Panelists include book co-editor Elsa Lam, book contributor Lola Sheppard, architect Martin Liefhebber, and architect Carol Philips. The panel will presentations of research for the book, as well as perspectives from architects who have been active in projects at the leading-edge of sustainability. This event is free to attend.

These events are generously supported by the OAA. Copies of the book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present, will be available for sale at the events.

The book is also available at booksellers across North America, as well as from online retailers McNally Robinson, Indigo and Amazon. For bulk sales of 10 copies or more, contact Raincoast Books.

Upcoming book launch events and panels

11/13_Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
George Baird and Larry Wayne Richards

11/14_University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Elsa Lam, Martin Liefhebber, Carol Philips, Lola Sheppard

11/21_Halifax Central Library
Peter Busby, Susan Fitzgerald, Elsa Lam, Steven Mannell

11/25_University of Lethbridge
Graham Livesey

11/27_Vancouver Central Library
James KM Cheng, Elsa Lam, Sherry McKay, John Patkau

01/15/20_University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Jessie Andjelic, Dustin Couzens, Matt Knapik, Graham Livesey

01/16/20_Laurentian School of Architecture
Shannon Bassett, Aliki Economides, Terry Galvin, Elsa Lam

02/03/20_University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture
Graham Livesey

02/03/20_McNally Robinson, Winnipeg
Brent Bellamy, Ryan Gorrie, Lisa Landrum, Graham Livesey, Lindsay Osler

02/15/20_Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Jean-Pierre Chupin, Elsa Lam, David Theodore

02/20/20_Toronto Reference Library

03/05/20_Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science
George Kapelos, Elsa Lam, Marco Polo, Colin Ripley

03/19/20_Toronto Reference Library

03/05/20_Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton
Cynthia Dovell, Jan Kroman, Graham Livesey, Vedran Skopac

04/16/20_Toronto Reference Library

05/21/20_Toronto Reference Library