B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., DIP ARCH, LEED AP.
Professor Ryerson university
Dr. Mark Gorgolewski has has worked for many years as an architect, researcher and environmental consultant to the construction industry. He is a director of the Canada Green Building Council and past chair of the Association for Environment Conscious Building in the UK.
Mark’s interest is in the area of closed-loop systems applied to the built environment. This includes strategies to enhance the sustainability performance of construction materials, building products, buildings as well as urban environments. His work addresses the integration of energy, water, materials and urban food systems. Mark has published many books, articles and papers on issues of sustainable design. His most recent publication with co-authors June Komisar and Joe Nasr is Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture. Current areas of research include sustainable housing, reuse of construction resources, building performance assessment, and design for urban agriculture. He coordinated one of the winning teams in the CMHC Equilibrium Housing Competition to design a sustainable, net zero energy housing development, and was co-curator for the Carrot City exhibition in Toronto, New York, Berlin, Paris and elsewhere. Mark is also co-recipient of the 2007-2008 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award and in 2012 he received the H.A. Krentz Award from the steel industry.