New book celebrates University of Toronto Architecture

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  1. Benc7

    Benc7 Active Member

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    "Professor Larry Richards, an architect, administrator and teacher who has done much to advance the cause of the beautiful, the useful and the meaningful -- all via bricks and mortar -- over his 40-year career.

    Richards, former dean (1997-2004) of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, has just launched an architectural guide to U of T, the first in the Princeton Architectural Press series to feature a Canadian university.

    The Campus Guide: University of Toronto is organized into a series of nine walking tours that encompass all three campuses, ending with an offcampus walk in the surrounding area. The guide features more than 170 of the institution's finest buildings, a foreword written by the current dean of architecture, Professor George Baird, an insightful introduction by University Professor Emeritus Martin Friedland, author of The University of Toronto: A History, and gorgeous photographs by U of T architecture graduate Tom Arban. It is a book that has been five years in the making."

    Quoted from the U of T website:

    http://www.news.utoronto.ca/lead-stories/new-book-celebrates-university-of-toronto-architecture.html
     
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  2. mybrainsyourmoney

    mybrainsyourmoney Banned

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    On this topic, can anyone pleas recommend a good guide to hi-rise construction from the perspective of a developer? I am working on a few small projects and want to enhance my knowledge of building and materials.

    Thank you very much!
     
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    He was my first-ever architecture prof... I loved his course! Quite an inspirational start to my career ;)

    He's also the one who presented an award to me for a project I did. <3 LWR.
     
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    It's a bit older, but an interesting read:

    Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh

    http://www.amazon.com/Skyscraper-Making-Building-Karl-Sabbagh/dp/0140152849
     
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    Thank you very much Greenleaf. That's great.

    This site is a great resource guys!
     
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