Wood is Good: Stellar Innovations for a Humble Material




Lectures Toronto, ON, Canada May 18, 2017

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The [email protected] conference, held at the Enercare Centre, hosts this panel discussion, moderated by Azure editor Catherine Osborne. A trio of award-winning architects, known for their pioneering work with wood, will explore the versatile building material, delving into the material’s structural, environmental, and aesthetic merits. Audience members will gain valuable information on the latest innovations, including the rise of timber tower construction.

Omar Gandhi
Omar Gandhi runs two offices: one in Toronto, the other in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He founded his Maritime practice in 2010 and has since built over a dozen residential projects that expose the beauty and warmth of natural wood. One of his more recent houses, Rabbit Snare Gorge, is a 2017 AZ Awards finalist for Best Residential Project.

Michael Green
Michael Green is the founder of MGA in Vancouver. He is known globally for his research, leadership and advocacy in promoting the use of wood in the built environment. He lectures internationally on the subject, including his 2013 TED talk “Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers.”

John Hemsworth
Based in Vancouver, Hemsworth Architecture approaches sustainability more as a question than as a solution. The firm, established in 2012, has extensive experience in LEED Platinum and Passive House construction. Founder John Hemsworth was the recipient of the 2016 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for the design of the BC Passive House Factory in Pemberton.

This talk qualifies for one OAA ConEd structured learning hour.


Please note, this event has been rescheduled from May 17, to May 18. 

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