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1157 Davenport Rd

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Come join us for our final BEAT Talk of 2018:

BALANCING EGO AND SUPPORT IN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

This month, we welcome Helena Grdadolnik, Director of Urban Design, from Workshop Architecture as she leads a group discussion on the balance of ego and support as it relates to architecture and running a business. Together we will discuss this balance in terms of what we value, how we practice, the service we provide, and how we (and the media) define success in architectural practice. Please see below for a full host and studio bio.

Doors will open at 6:15pm for networking and light refreshments.

The talk will begin promptly at 6:45pm.

TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd @ NOON

We ask that all who have reserved a valuable ticket ensure their attendance or give 48 hours notice for your ticket release. We understand that life is always in a state of flux, but we want to remain respectful to the hosts, moderators and those volunteers who have graciously given their time to this meaningful event. We reserve the right to withold the release of Beat event tickets to aspiring polkaroos.

BEAT is building on the success and feedback we have received from our past BEAT Talks sessions. We are continuing to work in collaboration with local Architects to provide a platform for promoting equality within the profession, through networking and leadership opportunities. BEAT Talks are a series of round-table discussions held at the offices of varying Architects across the city. Host will share their learned experience that will include subjects pertaining to Practice Management, Project Management, Risk Management or the Legal Issues and Legislation related to Architectural Practice and the Construction Industry.

BEAT Talks qualifies for one OAA Learning Hour.

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Helena Grdadolnik, M.Arch, FRAIC
Director of Urban Design and Culture, Workshop Architecture

Helena leads the studio’s urban design work, community and cultural projects. She loves to collaborate with other disciplines and is always open to new challenges. She has twenty years of experience in architecture, urban design, cultural planning and community engagement. Helena has worked with non-profits, private companies and public sector organizations in Canada, USA and the UK including England’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (2007-09) and the Manifesto Foundation for Architecture in Scotland (2002). She is a member of the Metrolinx Design Review Panel, and Toronto’s Public Art Commission. Helena has taught at Emily Carr University (2003-06), University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2005-06) and has co-authored two books: The Contemporary Canadian Metropolis and Towards an Ethical Architecture.

Workshop Architecture is an architecture and urban design studio that was established in 2010 to create innovative buildings and public spaces. Our studio provides a full range of architectural services and cultural planning for public and private clients. We welcome client commissions and also identify and initiate our own community-based projects.

We are always open to applying our design approach to new challenges and new places. We have no house style, but respond to unique design problems with innovative solutions. We love to collaborate with other disciplines and with our clients.

Our studio is led by architect David Colussi and urban designer Helena Grdadolnik, who have over 30 years of combined experience. We are committed to being a fair employer and to providing at least 1% of our time towards pro bono work.

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