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Challenging Convention: Why the time is NOW for a City Architect



Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA) presents City of Edmonton Architect, Carol Belanger

Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA) is presenting a talk by Carol Belanger, City Architect for the City of Edmonton, followed by a panel discussion this Thursday, June 6th at City Hall – Champlain Room at 6:00pm.

In his presentation Challenging Convention: Why the time is NOW for a City Architect, Carol will share his own experience in the game-changing, influential role he’s held since 2010. Taking his cue from the history-making words of former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, Carol will also explain why Edmonton’s “tolerance for crap architecture is now zero.’

Carol Belanger

Toon Dreessen, Chair of ORSA and past president of the OAA will be on hand to moderate a panel discussion with City of Ottawa Chief Planner, Steve Willis and City Councilor Matthieu Fleury following the talk.

About Carol Belanger

City Architect, Architect, AAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP

Carol graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a master’s degree in Architecture in 1992. After 15 years in private practice he worked as a senior urban designer in the City’s planning and development group where he chaired the Edmonton Urban Design Awards in 2005 and 2007. In 2007 Carol move over to the City’s building group as a project architect and in 2009 took over as City Architect.

As City Architect he has worked to emphasize the importance of urban and architectural design excellence for the betterment of the city and communities that we live in. Leveraging the City’s current policies and bylaws, the City has revised its RFQ/RFP process to reflect the required higher design standard. In 2017 Carol was inducted into the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s College of Fellow for his continued advocacy of the architectural profession.

Date Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time 6:00 pm
Location Ottawa City Hall - Champlain Room. 110 Laurier Avenue West
Contact Toon Dreessen
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