Professor (on sabbatical Sept 1, 2022-Aug 31, 2023)

John is a graduate of the Architectural Association and McGill University, and has taught and lectured at many schools of architecture in Europe and North America. He practices in Toronto, is a frequent curator of exhibitions on architecture, and has published widely in journals on contemporary Canadian architecture. He has written books on the cultural dimensions of contemporary sustainable architecture, 41º to 66º: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada, and on Canada’s leading engineering practice, Yolles: A Canadian Engineering Legacy. He was the recipient of the 1992-93 Prix de Rome in Architecture for Canada. His exhibition 41º to 66º: Architecture in Canada – Region, Culture, Tectonics, co-curated with Ryerson University Professor Marco Polo, was selected to represent Canada at the 2008 Venice Biennale for Architecture. Research interests include: architectural design, environmental technology, cultural issues in sustainability, materials and building construction, design of structures, Canadian architecture, architectural criticism.

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27632
Office: ARC 3009

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