Architect Douglas Cardinal named 2020-2021 Gehry chair
The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture and Design has announced the 2020-21 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design is Douglas Cardinal, OC, FRAIC. Cardinal has designed several iconic institutional structures including St. Mary’s Church in Red Deer, Alta., the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. and the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Cardinal attended St. Joseph Convent, a residential school in Red Deer before enrolling in the University of British Columbia School of Architecture in 1952.
RAIC to present accessibility panel
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the U.S. Embassy in Canada will be presenting an online panel discussion Jan. 21 to discuss progress on accessibility issues from an architectural perspective. Canadian architect Annie Boivin and American architect Karen Braitmayer will lead the discussions.
ACI announces virtual conference dates
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced its ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will take place from March 28 to April 1. The event was originally scheduled as an in-person conference in Baltimore, but will instead shift to an online model given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 45 technical sessions will be presented live with on-demand viewing available afterwards. Registration is available at ACIConvention.org.