Time: 07:30 PM
As an art, architecture embodies the ideologies of determinism and optimism: the belief that our physical environment both shapes and influences who we are and how we will relate to the world. By examining the design process of select projects, the lecture will illustrate the ways in which a diverse community of clients have benefited from LGA Architectural Partners’ architectural practice; one that celebrates diverse cultures, environments and social dynamics. Through a process of deep engagement and discourse with their client, site, community and environment, the work of LGA represents a rich and responsive history of buildings that delight, challenge and resonate.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
JANNA LEVITT co-founded LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects) in 1991. She believes architecture is an essential tool for creating living, working, and learning environments that improve the quality of people’s lives. Her projects often involve implementing transformative cultural and environmental agendas that are developed with diverse group of collaborators and communities. Ms. Levitt is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and the Dalhousie University School of Architecture. She has been an Arts Build Ontario mentor, and from 2011 to 2015 served on the RAIC Steering Committee for Canada’s Architecture Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Ms. Levitt is the architect for the renovation of the Kitchener Public Library and for the (Children’s) Museum. She is currently on the Metrolinx Design Excellence Review Panel and the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel.
This evening’s lecture is the Cummings Lecture in Cultural History.