Architecture of Place at the 2015 AIBC Conference

by JOC staff
Journal of Commerce, Oct 29, 2015

Image: Otto Condon presents during the Architecture of Place plenary session October 29, 2015 at the AIBC Annual Conference. Photo by AIBC(Image: Otto Condon presents during the Architecture of Place plenary session October 29, 2015 at the AIBC Annual Conference. Photo by AIBC)

The panelists were Kelly Edzera-Bapty, Don Lyumes, Otto Condon, Charles Kelley, and Kirsten Murray.

Lyumes, who is the manager of community planning for the City of Surrey, said the term “architecture of place” implies a relationship between a built form and the place surrounding it. He added that design consultancies and strategies are “fluid and borderless,” which means a tower block in any city looks and functions much the same no matter where it is located.

Edzera-Bapty, who is an intern architect with the AIBC, focused on indigenous space (she is Taltan First Nation, located in northern B.C.) to see how the indigenous sense of space intersects with architecture. Read more…

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