John Patkau, of Patkau Architects, presented the closing keynote of the Wood at Work 2018 conference.
John Patkau founded Patkau Architects with Patricia Patkau in 1978. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, a recipient of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Gold Medal, and a Member of the Order of Canada. In recent years he has served as Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at the Yale University School of Architecture.
Wood at Work 2018 is the fourth annual conference of global innovators linking the use of wood with urbanization, architecture, climate change, forestry and forest conservation. The two-day event will include talks, demonstrations, tours, samples, models and hands-on activities. This year’s event is hosted by the University of Toronto‘s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and the Faculty of Forestry in partnership with the Mass Timber Institute of Ontario.