Introducing the Twenty + Change Curatorial Committee

The Curatorial Committee for Twenty+Change x Canadian Architect’s emerging talent showcase has officially been announced.

The Curatorial Committee for Canadian Architect’s collaboration with Twenty + Change to showcase emerging architecture practices in the October 2024 issue has officially been announced.

The upcoming showcase, called New Perspectives, is still accepting submissions until May 30, 2024. The showcase will feature projects and practices that exhibit innovation and excellence through their work.

A jury will be reviewing the submissions and selecting roughly twenty practices for inclusion in the showcase. They will be looking for emerging practices that demonstrate innovation in their work, mode of operation, research, and/or other aspects of architectural practice. The final selection will aim to showcase a diversity of people and practice types, who are working in various geographical regions as well as taking different and innovative approaches to the practice of architecture.

Without further ado, here are the members of this year’s Twenty + Change Curatorial Committee.


Marie-Chantal Croft Architect, Écobâtiment, Quebec City

Architect Marie-Chantal Croft is a co-founder of Croft Pelletier Architects (later Coarchitecture), where she spent more than 25 years as a design lead on a wide portfolio of cultural, commercial, and residential projects. She recently joined architecture and building science consultancy Écobatiment in Quebec City. Her current work focuses on adaptive reuse, sustainable development, and the conservation of heritage buildings. Marie-Chantal has taught at Laval University since 1998, and is a member of Quebec City’s Heritage and Urbanism Commission.

 


Andrew Hill Co-Founder, StudioAC, Toronto

Andrew is the Co-Founder of StudioAC, an award-winning architecture studio in Toronto whose projects range from residential, multi-family, commercial offices, and retail. The practice has been widely published and received a number of accolades for the quality of their work. In addition to practice, Andrew has held teaching positions at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design. He has also been involved in review panels at the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Metropolitan University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Arizona.

 

 

 

Ben Klumper, Co-founder, MODA, Calgary

Ben Klumper is the co-founder of Calgary-based Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MODA), the recipients of the 2024 Professional Prix de Rome from the Canada Council for the Arts. MODA’s projects focus on variety of civic and housing typologies, modular construction, and projects with extensive stakeholders. Ben is a past council member of the Alberta Association of Architects and as the Co-Chair of the AAA Advocacy Committee. He has been a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape where he ran the architecture program’s Comprehensive Studio IV for two years and is a frequent guest critic and mentor for intern architects.

 

 

 

Susan Fitzgerald Design Director, Fowler Bauld & Mitchell, Halifax

Dr. Susan Fitzgerald is an architect, educator, researcher, and author based in Halifax. She is the design director of FBM and an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Architecture and Planning in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been the recipient of many accolades including the Canada Council for the Arts’ Professional Prix de Rome, Canadian Architect Award, Wood Design Award, and the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture. At Dalhousie University, she is the principal investigator for multiple research grants. In 2022 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for service to architecture.

 

 

 

Elsa Lam, Editor, Canadian Architect magazine

Elsa Lam is editor of Canadian Architect magazine. She holds a doctorate in architectural history and theory from Columbia University, completed under the supervision of Kenneth Frampton and Vittoria di Palma. She previously studied architectural history at McGill University and architectural design at the University of Waterloo.

Elsa has written extensively for architecture and design magazines, as well as collaborating on the editing and writing of several books. Previous to her role at Canadian Architect, she worked with the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. She is the co-editor of the book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present, published by Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect in November 2019.

 

 

Heather Dubbeldam, Director, Twenty + Change

Heather is the principal of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, a multi-disciplinary studio committed to advancing an architectural and social agenda through built work and design research. Dubbeldam’s portfolio includes a diverse range of commercial, institutional, hospitality, mixed-use and residential projects. Along with over 90 design awards and wide recognition in national and international publications, Dubbeldam is the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome and the 2024 Architectural Practice Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, two of the highest honours for architectural practices in Canada.

Heather has been recognized as a leading advocate for the profession and for the built environment. She is the Director of Twenty + Change; the Chair of the advisory board of BEAT (Building Equality in Architecture Toronto); Advisory Board member and past Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects; and past director of the Design Industry Advisory Committee. Heather is a LEED and WELL-accredited professional, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC), and the co-editor and author of several architecture and design publications.

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