Recently, I was invited to speak to a group of interested Ottawa residents as part of the Westboro Brainery’s ongoing series of crowd-sourced education programs. The subject: The Architects Role in City Building.

We explored a number of topics to better understand what role architects play in the design and planning of a city and I decided to start at the beginning, offer some background into the governance and regulations surrounding our profession and look at how procurement and Public Private Partnerships impact city building, drawing on familiar examples, offering opinion and inviting debate.

We have included an overview of the Westboro Brainery Presentation and would invite you to reach out to our team to discuss its contents in greater detail.