Our special thanks to our 2017 National Sponsors:
Heather Dubbeldam, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP
Principal of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Toronto
Heather Dubbeldam is an architect and principal of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, a multi-disciplinary design studio in Toronto committed to advancing an architectural and social agenda through built work and design research. Recipient of numerous awards for both design and practice, Dubbeldam’s work has garnered wide recognition in local, national and international publications.
Dubbeldam’s portfolio includes a diverse range of commercial, institutional, hospitality, mixed-use and residential projects as well as adaptive reuse of existing buildings.
As a LEED-accredited professional, an adopter of the Architecture 2030 Challenge and a member of Sustainable Buildings Canada and the Canada Green Building Council, Heather promotes a long-term view of environmental and social sustainability. As recipient of the 2016 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council, Dubbeldam has undertaken a research project entitled ‘The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainability Through Design’ which entails travel to Scandinavia and Germany to study and disseminate sustainable precedents and research for northern climates.
Heather is an executive board member and past Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, Vice-Chair of the Design Industry Advisory Committee, Director of Twenty + Change, a national organization dedicated to exposing the innovative ideas of emerging Canadian architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC).
Lindsay Oster, MAA, SAA, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Principal of Prairie Architects Inc., Winnipeg
Lindsay is an architect and principal of Prairie Architects Inc., a Winnipeg-based firm specializing in sustainable architecture for many institutional, residential, adaptive re-use and community-based projects. Prairie Architects Inc. has received numerous awards for sustainable, heritage preservation and accessibility excellence, with it’s most recent accolades for the LEED Platinum certified Amber Trails Community School – the first school in Manitoba to receive this prestigious designation.
Lindsay has helped guide the vision of Prairie Architects Inc. over the years to establish the reputation of a practice firmly committed to the integrated design process, urban regeneration, social and cultural responsibility, high performance buildings and sustainable LEED design.
Lindsay has served on the Manitoba ssociation of Architects Council since 2014, this year on Executive Committee as Second Vice-President and Treasurer.
Thomas Schweitzer, OAQ
Director of Architecture, Ædifica, Montreal
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Thomas Schweitzer worked for twenty years in the office of Dan Hanganu Architects before joining Ædifica Architecture and Design in 2006.
He has participated actively in the development of award winning projects including Pointe-à-Callière Archeological Museum, HEC Business School, Cirque du Soleil, the Centre d’Archives de Montréal and the abbey church of Saint Benoit du Lac.
His experience includes embassies, museums, theatres, convention centres, university buildings, libraries, hotels, a concert hall and a number of major multi-use complexes including housing, retail and office space. He has worked on several projects for the reconstruction of Haiti, including schools, university buildings, a hospital and the head office of a private investment bank. Sustainability is a constant preoccupation for domestic and international projects at Ædifica, and several have received awards for sustainable design.
He is an invited professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Montreal and has taught at McGill and UQAM.