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The Future of Architecture in Canada – A Conversation

Join us for our upcoming June 12 Webinar

The Future of Architecture in Canada – A Conversation

Course Date:          Monday, June 12, 15:30 – 17:00pm (EST)

Provider Name:      AIA Canada Society

Provider Number:   100100113

Course Number:     2023AIACS06

Credits:                    1.5 LU

Registration Link: The Future of Architecture in Canada – A Conversation

Course Description

Panel discussion with members of the Rise For Architecture Committee on the future of architecture in Canada, with recommended actions for adoption across sectors. The panel will also include architectural students to share their views on the future of the profession.

Downloadable Document: Architecture in Canada – A Vision for the Future

Learning Objectives

  • To hear views from architectural students and design professionals on how we work together in support of our communities and future generations. 
  • To learn the process and research results from the report by Rise For Architecture.
  • To learn the challenges and opportunities faced by Canada’s architecture profession.
  • To learn the recommendations for the future, including the need to strengthen the relationship between architects and the public, the importance of mentorship and professional development for young architects and the need for greater collaboration between architects and other stakeholders in the built environment.


Lisa Landrum B.Arch, M.Arch2, PhD, MAA, FRAIC, AIA.

Lisa is an architect, educator, scholar and creative change-maker, dedicated to strengthening bonds between academia and practice, while advancing social justice, cultural meaning and architectural imagination. She is Associate Dean Research and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, and the current President of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). She is a widely published author on architectural agency and interactions of architecture, drama and democracy, including the recent book Theatres of Architectural Imagination (Routledge 2023).

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and a post-professional Master’s and PhD in Architectural History and Theory from McGill University. She is an executive member of Building Equality in Architecture-Prairies @beaprairies, and part of the national steering group Rise For Architecture @riseforarchitecture, mobilizing policies toward a more sustainable, equitable and inspiring environment. In collaboration with the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) and Canadian Architecture Students Association (CASA), Lisa created, launched and led the Canadian Architecture Forums on Education (CAFÉ) @archcanadacafe, involving students and researchers across Canada in ongoing conversations on the future of architecture.

Darryl Condon – Managing Principal, hcma architecture + design

Darryl Condon is interested in design that acts as a catalyst for positive social change. As Managing Principal at Vancouver based hcma architecture + design, his leadership has led to highly innovative public spaces such as community centres, pools, recreation facilities, and libraries across Canada. After over 30 years of practice creating these dynamic, engaging and effective spaces, Darryl is asking ‘what’s next’. His intent is to push, think and break away from preconceptions of conventional practice at every scale, to maximize the impact and potential of projects and collaborations. These efforts are focused on transforming his firm to provide creative solutions to an increasingly wider range of challenges facing our communities.

Darryl is a registered Architect (Architect AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, NLAA, AIA) and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is a Past-President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, a frequent speaker internationally and has been an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Since 2016, Darryl has chaired the steering committee for Rise For Architecture, a group of regulators, educators and advocates considering the future of the profession of architecture in Canada.

Maggie Liu – Student, University of British Columbia

Maggie Fangying Liu is a Master of Urban Design from the University of British Columbia, with a background in environment design from China. She specializes in coastal urbanism, focusing on waterfront adaptable environments, climate-resilient design, and green social community affordable housing. Maggie’s affordable housing typology design work in Vancouver earned the 2022 student AIA Canada Design Award. She is passionate about creating sustainable and inclusive cities that can withstand environmental challenges.

Jaspal Ubhi – Student, University of Calgary

Jaspal Ubhi is a passionate advocate for architecture who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Calgary. With a background as a graduate of SAIT’s architectural technology program and a bachelor’s degree in economics and architecture, he possesses a strong educational foundation. Jaspal’s research interests focus on invisible barriers and the use of emerging digital tools in architecture to design assertive and inclusive spaces. He is committed to comprehending the factors that define these invisible barriers and deploying innovative digital tools to design transformative architectural solutions. In addition to his academic pursuits, Jaspal is the Future Design Leader at Mercedes and Singh, Innovative Ventures, where he utilizes his innovative design expertise. As a panellist at the AIA discussion, Jaspal positively contributes his unique perspective and insights, fostering an interesting dialogue among industry professionals.

Carlee Wale – Student, University of Calgary

Carlee grew up in Kingston, Ontario with a strong interest in history, art, and the outdoors. This led her to pursue architecture and in 2021 she obtained her Bachelor of Architectural Studies with a Speciality in Conservation and Sustainability from Carleton University. Before beginning her Master of Architecture at the University of Calgary, she worked in Toronto at Cannon Design and specialized in the field of healthcare architecture. This year, she graduated with her Master’s and will be working with Arcadis IBI Kelowna. She continues to enjoy her passions in both the workplace and at home, always striving to master her own ideologies which focus on biophilic design with an emphasis on detail-oriented storytelling and equity.

June 12 2023


Date: 2023-06-12
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
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