Donald Chong lectures at the University of Calgary tonight

Donald Chong of Williamson Chong Architects will give a lecture today, January 3, 2013 at 6:00pm in Room 2160 of the Faculty of Environmental Design on the University of Calgary campus. This talk is part of the Somerville block course. Donald Chong has joined Brigitte Shim in conducting this year’s Somerville charrette.

Donald’s lecture entitled “On Urban Incrementalism” will discuss the relationship between the emergent practice and the emergent condition urbanism and how this relationship offers a new take on incremental growth of architecture in the city. He will discuss the topic through a series of selected projects and studio vignettes. 

Donald Chong is a principal at Williamson Chong Architects along with Betsy and Shane Williamson. He is a registered architect and a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has lectured and taught at numerous institutions including the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo, University of Lethbridge, Queens University, University of Massachussetts and Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Donald  collaborated with Nigel Smith and Rem Koolhaas on the design for the reissue of Delirious New York and in 2004 with Brigitte Shim, he co-edited the award-winning book Site Unseen: Laneway Architecture and Urbanism in Toronto. With Williamson Chong Architects, Donald received the 2011 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence for Abbey Gardens, a master-plan strategy for a food community in Haliburton, Ontario. Williamson Chong was also awarded the 2012 Canada Council Professional Prix de Rome.

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