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Gregory Beck Rubin

Sessional Lecturer

Gregory is an architect and founder of Poiesis Architecture, a design office based in Toronto and Hamilton. Poiesis's work is focused on bridging high-performance building and the science of energy efficiency and thermal comfort, with critical thinking about how we look at and make spaces, and the resources we choose to create them.

Prior to founding Poiesis Architecture, Gregory worked with leading professionals in high-performance architecture and design. He gained experience at Perkins+Will Canada’s Toronto studio and conducted research at the Topological Media Lab with Hexagram/Concordia University, Montreal. His work and research experience ranges from dwellings to community centres, to learning and research environments, to workplaces and showrooms, art installations, and stage sets.

Gregory earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba. His Bachelor of Architectural Studies is from the University of Waterloo. He attended U of M on a Graduate Fellowship, and is the recipient of the 2009 Manitoba Association of Architects Comprehensive Design Thesis Medal. He has presented and published his work in Canada and abroad, and is licensed to practice architecture in Ontario.

Photograph by Jeremy D. Mathers