Professional Prix de Rome winner Omar Gandhi speaks in Halifax

As part of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s Up and Coming lecture series, architect Omar Gandhi delivers a presentation at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 25 at NSCAD’s Port Campus in  Halifax.

Gandhi is the recipient of the Canada Council 2014 Prix de Rome prize. The $50,000 prize recognizes outstanding achievement in Canadian architecture and is awarded annually to a young architect or architectural firm to develop their skills and creative practice as well as work with specialists worldwide.

Formed in 2010, Omar Gandhi Architect is a studio specializing in custom modern design, and has already won significant acclaim including two Lieutenant Governor Awards in Architecture, and been named in Wallpaper* Magazine’s 2014 top 20 young architectural practices worldwide. Previously, Gandhi worked for Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Young + Wright Architects in Toronto, and MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Halifax.

He has undergraduate degrees in Architectural Studies from the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, a Master’s degree from Dalhousie, and is currently a sessional instructor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie.