125th Anniversary Dialogues: The School and the City



On Saturday May 30, 2015, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto celebrated its 125-year-history with an exhibition reflecting on the Faculty’s past, and panel discussions featuring alumni and faculty members, and an evening cocktail reception at the Royal Ontario Museum where alumni could mingle and reminisce.

“The School and the City” featured alumni Jerome Markson (BArch 1953) and Barry Sampson (BArch 1972) and was moderated by Faculty member Brigitte Shim. It was one of four dialogues on the work of our faculty and alumni, and the new modes of practice that they, together with our students, hope to model and instigate.

Jerome Markson, BArch 1953
Born and raised in Toronto, Jerome Markson graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953. For a number of years he was in partnership with Ronji Borooah and Ernie Hodgson, and presently carries on as the sole practitioner. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) as well as the Toronto Society of Architects where he had earlier been President. Jerome has received numerous awards including the Toronto Arts Award for Architecture and Design (2001) and the Ontario Association of Architects Lifetime Design Achievement Award (2014). In 1972, Jerome was the guiding force behind the publication of the book Exploring Toronto, which was written by fellow architects and sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects as Toronto’s first architectural guide book.

Barry Sampson, BArch 1972
Barry Sampson is a full Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design where he has taught part time for over 20 years and served in a number of administrative positions. He is currently serving as special advisor to Dean Richard Sommer for the adaptive reuse of 1 Spadina Crescent into a new home for the Faculty. Barry is a registered architect and Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with a distinguished record of innovative and award winning work. As Principle in the firm Baird Sampson Neuert Architects since 1982, Barry has been project director for a diverse array of significant projects.

Moderator: Brigitte Shim, Daniels Faculty
Brigitte Shim is a principal in the design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Brigitte is also a Professor at the Daniels Faculty. Shim-Sutcliffe’s built work explores the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape and furniture and fittings. To date, Shim and Sutcliffe have received thirteen Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an American Institute of Architects National Honor Award along with many other professional accolades for their built work. In January 2013, Brigitte Shim and her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe were both awarded the Order of Canada, “for their contributions as architects designing sophisticated structures that represent the best of Canadian design to the world.”

For more information about the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, visit us at http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca

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