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November 11, 2015

Honour Roll - First World War
Image Credit: OAA
Architectural Credit: N/A

November 10, 2015

Ontario’s First Female Architects (Part 2): Alexandra Biriukova
This is the second of a two part post exploring the life of Ontario’s first female architects, Elma Laird and Alexandra Biriukova. In...
Image Credit: Canadian Homes and Gardens, Vol. VIII (April 1931), p.40.
Architectural Credit: Alexandra Biriukova

October 16, 2015

Ontario’s First Female Architects (Part 1): Elma Laird
While Ontario was the first Canadian province to see a woman graduate with an architecture degree (1920), it would take another decade for the...
Image Credit: 58 Port Street, Photo courtesy of City of Brantford
Architectural Credit: Elma Laird

October 01, 2015

Esther Marjorie Hill (1895-1985)
“One must have artistic talent, practical experience, professional knowledge, good business and executive ability, resourcefulness, and...
Image Credit: University of Toronto Archives, UTA-B1986-0106/005P
Architectural Credit: N/A