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​Buildings are material intensive, demanding over half the world’s extracted materials and generating roughly one third of waste globally as well as here in Metro Vancouver. What can be gained by applying circular economy principles to this sector - preventing waste and shifting practice?


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Senior Architect & Partner, L’OEUF Architects SuriSenior Architect & Partner, L’OEUF Architects<div class="ExternalClass4CA984705520445CAA488D96A9BEC9B7"><p>​An innovator in collaborative process, Sudhir has investigated and designed architectural, landscape and living systems for over 20 years. Convinced that ‘sustainability’ sets the bar too low, his ‘resonant design’ work has been awarded multiple prizes, including the Green Energy Benny Farm project, judged the most sustainable project in North America and third in the world by the Swiss Holcim Foundation. Sudhir also designed the living systems and ecosystem services framework for the Petit Rivière Master Plan, and designed the first structural, insulated rammed earth house in Quebec. His recent work was shortlisted for the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex competition, the Pierrefonds Public Library competition, the Montreal Biodome competition and most recently for the Chambly Center for Knowledge, History and Culture. Sudhir’s current work includes completion of the NDG Cultural Centre; a micro-housing and agriculture project in downtown Montreal; and a soon-to-be-released series of prefabricated passive homes.</p></div>,|#8dd23d62-8be0-4293-9c90-10dac5605c66;L0|#08dd23d62-8be0-4293-9c90-10dac5605c66|Sudhir Suri;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentSudhirSuri
Critic & Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Consulting Urban Designer BoddyCritic & Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Consulting Urban Designer<div class="ExternalClassD120D6CA88514EE6B3E7F19D95D9568B"><p>Trevor Boddy is a critic of contemporary architecture/urbanism and a Vancouver-based consulting urban designer.  His writing on buildings and cities has been awarded the Alberta Book of the Year Award, the RAIC's Advocacy Award, membership in Lambda Alpha International, Fellowship in New York's Institute of Urban Design and RAIC, and an Honorary Membership in the American Institute of Architects. At the 2011 World Architecture Congress/Tokyo, Boddy's essay (for A/V in Madrid) entitled "MEGA + MICRO: Canada, Innovation at the Extremes" received commendation for the UIA/CICA's Pierre Vago Prize for best architectural criticism worldwide. His "HybridCity" was included in the 2011 VAG exhibition "WE Vancouver: 12 Manifestoes for the City." As curator, Boddy produced the "Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City" exhibition plus linked Trafalgar Square demonstration construction (named marquee event for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture), re-mounted 2009 in Paris, then in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. Appointed Adjunct Professor in UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 2012 and 2014; previous appointments at Manitoba, Oregon, Toronto and Carleton, plus serving as a studio critic and lecturer world-wide. </p></div>, Trevor Boody GP0|#bae40da7-3f26-46cb-9b15-2d0e5cf484b6;L0|#0bae40da7-3f26-46cb-9b15-2d0e5cf484b6|Trevor Boddy;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentTrevorBoddy
Professor, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, University of Calgary and Principal, Synthetiques TaronProfessor, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, University of Calgary and Principal, Synthetiques<div class="ExternalClass58E617E3A66F47478A53E68147803D88"><p>Joshua M. Taron is an Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design where he co-directs the Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID). His current research focuses on the way in which new modes of drawing, fabrication and construction can yield new performative effects in the built environment. This work is done in partnership with a variety of disciplines such as computer science, structural engineering and city planning. His work has been published internationally and orients itself toward finding new ways of revitalizing and sustaining the already-built environment. </p><p>Taron is also Principal of Synthetiques, an award-winning research+design+build outfit focusing on the hybrid ecologies afforded through the interface of computational and physical economies across multiple scales. He earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).</p></div>,|#e194e69b-4048-49cd-864b-a9635091c7e5;L0|#0e194e69b-4048-49cd-864b-a9635091c7e5|Josh Taron;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentJoshTaron
Vice President, Innovation, Stuart Olson Inc. UndsethVice President, Innovation, Stuart Olson Inc.<div class="ExternalClass9D0D251D551049BBA387B13022FBB87A"><p>​I've always had an interest in how we can improve, how we can do things differently all with a perspective to uniquely differentiate and be more relevant for our customers' business. Over the last 8 years the focus has been oriented to Building Performance from collaborative design, construction and operating lifecycle with an emphasis on sustainability, reducing waste and regenerative building. More recently my curiosity has me studying how to effect positive change. Change is difficult and I've been fortunate to work in diverse environments (from startups to fortune 500s) where I've gathered important experiences and lessons learned regarding change management.</p><p>I'm grateful for the opportunity that Stuart Olson has provided; the opportunity to realize our vision for Building Performance where we are addressing the challenges associated with sustainability where we have a Centre to test and prove "what if"; where we are changing the industry one step at a time. </p><p>With both my family and our team we consistently say "never stop learning". We live by this philosophy and are excited by the possibilities. I am a student of applied technologies and processes that advance our work and my ability to lead cross-functional creative teams.</p></div>, Clint UndsethGP0|#939529e9-0e43-426b-9183-1b6f834b2772;L0|#0939529e9-0e43-426b-9183-1b6f834b2772|Clint Undseth;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentClintUndseth

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