Douglas Cardinal is credited for creating an indigenous Canadian style of architecture. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada. He is probably best known for his design of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec. However, his career started here in the west. Douglas practiced architecture for 18 years in Edmonton, from the mid 60s to the mid 80s. He designed Edmonton’s Space and Sciences Centre (now known as the Telus World of Science), St. Albert Place, Grande Prairie Regional College, St. Mary’s Church in Red Deer and the Government Services Centre in Ponoka.
Michael Hough is a distinguished landscape architect, scholar, teacher, author and community activist. He founded the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, and has taught at the University of Manitoba, Harvard, Rhode Island and is currently an adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. He is the founder of the Toronto based office Envision -The Hough Group.
Tim Jones is the President and CEO of Artscape in Toronto. Artscape has grown from a Toronto-based affordable studio provider to an internationally recognized leader in city-building through the arts. Tim is a champion for the role that the arts play in transforming cities and communities.
Shannon Nichol is an accomplished landscape architect based in Seattle, Washington. Recent examples of Shannon’s work may be found in such projects as the new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, Boston’s North End Parks and the McCaw Hall Opera House in Seattle. She is a founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle.
Brent Toderian is Director of City Planning for the City of Vancouver. He is a passionate advocate for creative city building and is in the forefront in encouraging candid dialogue around sustainability, creativity, and architectural risk-taking. In Vancouver his mandate includes many projects related to the 2010 Winter Olympics and Vancouver’s recently-approved “EcoDensity” city-wide initiative.