Otto Ojo is a Toronto based architect and sessional lecturer at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies with a specialization in urban design from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto, where he focused on the provision of housing through the embodiment of biomimetic principles whilst leveraging vernacular construction methodologies. He has practiced at number of award-winning architecture firms in Canada and Spain.
Ojo is a co-founder of studiovol, an architecture and design firm focused on producing alternative and environmentally resilient constructs that utilize site specific authentic materials that contextually ground buildings and evoke phenomenological resonance.
His current research interests are at the confluence of design agency and equity; the conscious effort through the sculpting of the shared built environment to address and realign, perspectives, social injustice, and the proliferation of cultural bias.