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SHIFT 2019 and Service Awards Juries

 SHIFT 2019 JURY

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Ilana Altman

Designer, curator and editor

Ilana Altman is a cultural planner and designer who has a background in art and architecture. In her role as Director of Programming, she works with the community to implement innovative and engaging programming, revealing new possibilities for public space.

Prior to joining The Bentway team, Ilana worked for a number of notable design firms including Studio Daniel Libeskind and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York and KPMB Architects in Toronto. She has led the curation and design of exhibitions and installations at the SFMOMA, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Additionally, she has worked closely with artists to realize public art installations for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. In 2014, Ilana founded the Artful City, a Toronto collective that aims to advance public art research, policies and imaginations.

Additionally, Ilana founded and served as the Executive Director of the Pavilion Project from 2015-2017.


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Terrance Galvin

Founding Director, Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture
 

Dr. Terrance Galvin is the Founding Director of the Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture (LAL). He began architecture studies at University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and a Master of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS). Terrance holds a post-professional Master's in History & Theory from McGill University and a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania (PENN).

Terrance began teaching architecture and design at McGill University, first as an Adjunct Professor and then as a Research Associate. Prior to moving with his family to Sudbury, he was the Director of the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax where, as an Associate Professor, he taught architectural history, theory and design. Terrance is past-president of the CACB; he has served on numerous provincial and national boards governing architectural education and practice in Canada, including the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA). 
 


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Ken Greenberg

Urban Designer and Principal of Greenberg Consultants
 

Ken Greenberg is an urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. For over four decades, he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts and  neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management and new community planning. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan, Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. In each city, with each project, Ken's strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design. He is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Design Excellence and the 2014 Sustainable Buildings Canada Lifetime Achievement Award. 
 

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Janna Levitt

PARTNER, LGA ARCHITECTURAL PARTNERS

 

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. As Partner in Charge, Janna has led LGA projects throughout Ontario, including Laurentian University's new McEwen School of Architecture, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Mabelle Arts Park Pavilion, Kitchener Public Library’s central library, the Toronto Birth Centre, and the Kiln Building Redevelopment at Evergreen Brick Works. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and Dalhousie University School of Architecture. Janna lectures widely on architecture and the arts and is an active jury member and panellist on architectural and urban design issues across the country. 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. Janna is currently on the Metrolinx Design Excellence Review Panel and the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel.
 
 
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Raymond Moriyama 

Founder and Partner Emeritus, Moriyama and Teshima Architects

Raymond Moriyama, CC, OOnt., is a retired architect. He was the architect of Ontario Science Centre, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Saudi Arabian National Museum in Riyadh and the Meewasin Valley 100 Year Plan, which is now in its 40th  year in Saskatchewan. He also designed several buildings at Brock University from the 1970s through the latest campus expansion and served as the University's chancellor from 2001 – 2007. Raymond was responsible for creating the MoriyamaRAIC International Prize, which celebrates a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and reflects his conviction that great architecture transforms society. Raymond is the recipient of Companion of Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, Order of Rising Sun Japan, International Fellow of RIBA, Hon.AIA and the RAIC Gold Medal. He holds 11 Honorary Doctorates.
  

   

SERVICE AWARD JURY

Kathleen Kurtin

OAA President

 
Kathleen Kurtin registered with the OAA in the early 1980s, launching her practice, Kathleen Kurtin Architect. The firm distinguished itself as a mid-sized architectural practice specializing in renovation within Toronto’s downtown core. In the mid-1990s, she joined Scotiabank as its Chief Architect and Director of Design, before re-establishing her independent practice in 2014.

Kurtin became OAA president in January 2019, with previous roles on Council including Senior Vice President and Treasurer as well as VP Regulatory and VP Practice. She has chaired the Association’s Audit, Practice and Interns Committees and participated in the Policy Advocacy Coordination Team (PACT) and Building and Education Committees. Kurtin was instrumental in establishing the Safe Work Places Committee and introduced OAA by-laws to make the practice of architecture for women more equitable.
 

  

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Paul Mitchell

Consulting Architect, Mitchell Jensen Architects 

 
Paul Mitchell led the practice of Mitchell Jensen Architects in North Bay, for over 25 years. He graduated from Carleton University with high distinction and received the OAA Raymore Medal for highest marks in the NCARB exams. 

Paul was on OAA Council from 1998 through 2004, including multiple executive positions and serving as President in 2003. Serving his local community, he was elected to the Board of the Downtown Improvement Area and as a Director of the Chamber of Commerce.

Paul’s work, focused on community projects, long-term care and education, has been recognized by several awards including four Ontario WoodWorks! Awards. 
 

 

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Diana Osborne

ARCHITECT, OSBORNE ARCHITECT

 

 
 
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Settimo Vilardi

Chair, Windsor Society of Architects

 

Settimo Vilardi is a Windsor-based architect with over 19 years of experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, in Visual Arts, from the University of Windsor and received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies.  Settimo is a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a LEED Accredited Professional. Settimo is a Principal and Co-owner of Archon Architects Incorporated where he has undertaken a variety of residential, institutional, commercial and civic projects as the Lead Designer and Project Architect. Settimo is currently the Chair of the Windsor Region Society of Architects (WRSA) and the former Treasurer.