Ryerson University's Department of Architectural science will hold a lecture on the theme of interdisciplinarity in architecture. The lecture will be hosted by Pat Hanson, founding partner of gh3, an architecture and landscape design firm based on a new paradigm that explores the overlap of architecture, landscape and sustainability. Hanson truly believes that design encompasses the entire spectrum of the built environment, a belief that has been the key of her career's accomplishments for the past 30 years, resulting in award winning projects in international competitions such as for June Callwood Park.
With a strong experience in designing institutional education projects, which bridge beyond architecture into urban design and landscape, she was also recently involved in the design of the RCT Drainage Building, the Castle Downs District Park Pavilion in Edmonton and the Storm Water Quality Facility for Waterfront Toronto, all of which have been recognized with national design awards. Currently member of the Waterfront Design Review Panel, Pat Hanson has hosted several lectures about the work she accomplished while being a partner with North American or European firms.
Other Toronto projects designed by gh3 include the Thompson Residences on King and Bathurst, The Bond on Adelaide and the Yorkville Condominiums. The event will be held on Thursday, February 26th at 6.30 PM in The Pit (ARC 202) at 325 Church Street; it should be a great occasion to learn more about the way we are building our city. While no reservations are necessary, more information is available on Ryerson University's website.