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Canadian Architect offers free tickets to the International Architectural Roundtable at 2005 Construct Canada

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to hear highly accomplished and award-winning international architects identify the challenges posed by evolving environmental, social and economic factors. They will explore the opportunity to rework the process of design and rethink the way things get done to create environments that are visually stimulating, technologically advanced and socially responsible.

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The moderator of the roundtable is Lisa Rochon, architecture columnist for The Globe and Mail. Her national column investigates the way that architecture and urban design can invigorate or fail the city in Canada, the United States and abroad; her writing regularly features profiles of leading architects and hard-hitting critiques of the country’s most high-profile architecture. Her recently published book NORTH: Where Canada’s Architecture Meets the Land focuses on the significance of modern Canadian architecture and its deep connection to the landscape. Lisa also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and often participates on design juries and lectures on architecture and cities.

Panelists include Siamak Hariri, Fred Koetter and William McDonough.

Hariri is a principal of Hariri Pontarini Architects in Toronto, and has examined Toronto’s waterfront as part of the team behind HtO, an international competition-winning design for a series of parks along the city’s shoreline. His portfolio includes a number of urban revitalization and master planning projects, such as the St. George Campus Master Plan, which received the City of Toronto Urban Design Award, and a plan to develop the Don Valley Brickworks into a cultural centre for the Evergreen Foundation. Hariri’s well-known projects include: the Robertson House Crisis Care Centre, the Canadian headquarters of the management firm McKinsey & Company, the MacLaren Art Centre, the Schulich School of Business and Executive Learning Centre at York University, and the competition-winning Bah’ Temple for South America in Santiago, Chile.

Fred Koetter of Koetter, Kim & Associates, has been internationally recognized over the past 26 years as a design leader in the fields of architecture and urban design. Through private practice and his public and academic involvement, he has been active in advancing the level of design for academic, corporate, and civic facilities as well as larger urban-scale situations. Recent large-scale plans include the Sewoon District Redevelopment, a master plan for a large urban district in the historic center of Seoul, Korea won through a major international design competition. In 2005, the Precinct Plan for East Bayfront on Toronto’s Waterfront was recognized by the Congress for the New Urbanism with a Charter Award for Urban Design and by the Boston Society of Architects with the Willo Moltke Honour Award for Urban Design Excellence. Koetter is the author of numerous articles and books related to architecture and urban design including Collage City, co-authored with Colin Rowe.

William McDonough is a world-renowned architect and designer, and winner of three U.S. presidential awards: the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the National Design Award (2004); and the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003). McDonough has been a leader in the sustainable development movement since its inception. He designed and built the first solar-heated house in Ireland in 1977 while still a student at Yale University and designed the first “green office” in the U.S. for the Environment Defense Fund in 1985. McDonough and German chemist Dr. Michael Braungart co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. McDonough is founder and principal of two design firm:. McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry and William McDonough + Partners, Architecture and Community Design which has created numerous landmarks of the sustainability movement since 1981 designing homes, offices, corporate campuses, academic buildings, communities, and cities.

Construct Canada 2005 runs from November 30 – December 2, 2005 at the Metro Convention Centre South Building in Toronto. Free tickets to this high-profile Construct Canada event will also be offered in each polybagged November 2005 issue of Canadian Architect.