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Daniels Faculty symposium: “Standard of Dwelling”

February 26, 2016
Room 103, 230 College Street, Toronto

2016.02.26 - Standard of Dwelling 16-9Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: 1 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Room 103, 230 College Street
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Standard of Dwelling will bring together three Toronto-based architects and the developers they work with to present on a recent innovative residential project. Each pair will explore a different housing type, allowing the afternoon’s discussion to cover a variety of urban housing typologies — from the condo tower to the townhouse.

Some of the questions we’d like to address over the course of the afternoon and evening include:

  • How do these projects address current housing trends and needs within the city?
  • What kinds of challenges (architectural, economic, political, social, etc.) did the architects and developers face?
  • How does the project contribute to a change in identity and culture of this city?
  • What questions does the project raise about the relationship between architecture and real estate development in Toronto?
  • What are some of the themes related to the evolution of housing in the city (whether historic or contemporary) that the project engages?
  • What does this say about our ability to creatively respond to the pressures facing the provision of housing within cities, which must accommodate growth, reduce sprawl, and provide homes for a broad variety of urban lifestyles at various income levels?

Dialogues & roundtable discussion
1:00 – 5:00pm

5:00 – 6:00pm
Refreshments will be provided

Keynote lecture
6:00 – 7:30pm
Featuring Michael Maltzan

151005_REshel_MichaelMaltzan-2932SmMichael Maltzan founded Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. in 1995. He received a Master of Architecture degree with a Letter of Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and he holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design where he received the Henry Adams AIA Gold Medal.  Maltzan’s designs have been published and exhibited internationally and he regularly teaches and lectures at architectural schools around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award.

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