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Amazing Mentorship Stories

November is Mentorship Month on the blOAAg! Tell the rest of your profession what makes your mentor (formal or informal) great. How did you find them? What is the best advice you have received? Email OAA Architectural Graduate, Vani Gopalkrishna to participate by Monday, October 26. To see our previous series on Mentorship stories, click on the link below.  



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2020/OCT/22

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Loghman Azar, M.Arch.UD. AIBC. OAA

Introduction: The future is up in citazar.  How long will it take for us to build our cities completely differently using the technology we have?   Wheels are ancient inventions, but...

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2020/SEP/30

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Roddy Handa

My name is Andy Thomson; I’m an architect with Thomson Architecture, Inc. and the OAA’s VP Strategic. I wanted to share this article, written by Alberta architect & lawyer Roddy Handa (with...

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2020/AUG/31

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Adam Tracey

Advocacy and the OAA: How it’s Done By Adam Tracey As the last post (Advocacy and the OAA: Colouring Between the Lines) detailed, the OAA must operate within the mandates enshrined in the...

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2020/AUG/30

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Adam Tracey

Advocacy and the OAA: Colouring Between the Lines By Adam Tracey In Ontario, architecture is a self-regulated profession, but what does this really mean? In this two-part article, we will explore the...

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2020/JUL/02

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Golnaz Shekari

On June 30, the OAA revealed its new logo. The Association needed a visual identity to ensure it remains accessible and able to speak to bilingual audiences, but also something that could be iconic...

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2020/MAY/12

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Parham K

My design work has slowed but fortunately not stopped. I’ve adapted to zoom and other tools but to keep my sanity and stay active I walk. It is one of the few things that is still safe to do and...

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2020/APR/30

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OAA

I bought my first 3D printer in 2013. At the time, I wanted to use it to produce 3D models for my small practice. Since then, I’ve purchased three more printers and printed thousands of items, (mostly...

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2020/APR/23

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Tamara King

When the COVID-19 quarantine first started, one of the biggest challenges my wife and I faced was to find ways to keep our daughters busy (10 and 13 years old). We felt this could be a good...

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2020/APR/15

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Parham K

The desire to answer the call for crowd-sourced manufacture of PPE was unanimous throughout the office With the COVID-19 pandemic touching every corner of peoples’ lives, bringing radical...

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