By Professor Robert Wright
Jerry was a force of nature; it is so hard to capture his character or personality in words. He was a phenomenon of life only to be experienced firsthand. I first met Jerry when I came to teach in Landscape Architecture at U of T, where he was a professor. I had never met anyone like him. In retrospect, Jerry was one of the most forward thinking and prescient people I have ever met. Long before sustainability, tree-canopy cover, right-to-light, ecology, human experience, and social justice became common words in our profession Jerry had already established a reputation and leadership in those areas. Jerry talked about the importance of bio-mass, stewardship of the earth, advocating for peace and the necessity for social equity in all our work.
Artist Kaegan Walsh (MArch 2016) has completed a permanent installation entitled Provenance located in a rural region of Ontario.
Alumnus James AV Bligh (MArch 2014) has been named one of five jury members who will select this year’s Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) Architectural Awards. The AIBC Architectural Awards are presented every two years, showcasing innovation and excellence in architecture around the province of British Columbia. Bligh is the only Intern Architect to serve on the deciding body. Other distinguished jury members include: