Blueprints for a Greener Tomorrow: Unravelling Architecture’s Impact on Sustainability

Thursday, November 16, 2023

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In our second episode of Slated to Discuss, we convene three leading industry experts to discuss how sustainable architecture is playing a key role in the transition towards a low carbon, climate resilient, and resource efficient built environment.

Steven Paynter is the Global Leader of Building Transformation and Adaptive Reuse at Gensler. Widely regarded as an industry leader, he focuses on unlocking the value of Class B & C buildings by converting them to residential, shaping the future of cities, the design of post-pandemic office buildings, and led high-rise mass timber projects with Google and Sidewalk Labs for five years.

Weston Walker is a Design Principal and Partner at Studio Gang. With over 15 years tenure at Studio Gang, Weston’s expertise spans scales and typologies, having designed cultural and educational institutions, complex civic buildings, and towers across the Americas. He is currently leading Slate’s development project – and Studio Gang’s first project in Canada – One Delisle in Toronto.

Todd Douglas is the Senior Landscape Architect at Janet Rosenburg & Studio. As a licensed landscape architect with over 10 years of experience with JRS, Todd has designed and built complex public and private realm landscapes in Toronto. He is also a sessional lecturer and studio course leader at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Tune in to hear how sustainably driven architectural design concepts can create spaces that connect us to nature, the challenges architects face when stiving to implement sustainable design, the ingenious approaches they deploy to overcome them, and what is on the horizon.

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Steven Paynter: linkedin.com/steven-paynter

Todd Douglas: instagram.com/janetrosenbergstudio

Weston Walker: linkedin.com/weston-walker

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