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BEAT Annual Leadership Seminar 2017

  • Gladstone Hote 1214 Queen St W Toronto, ON M6J 1J6 Canada (map)

BEAT’s third annual seminar is devoted to exposing students and young practitioners to leaders in the architectural profession. From sole practitioners and partners in Toronto's leading design firms to academics, we will hear from women who have established careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. The seminar is open to both students and recent graduates.



Irene Gardpoit, Uufie

Pat Hanson, Principal, gH3

Marianne McKenna, Founding Partner, KPMB

Kate Fox-Whyte, Principal, Foxwhyte Landscape Architecture

Lola Sheppard, Associate Professor, Waterloo Architecture and co-founder, Lateral Office

Special Presentation

Amy Norris, Project Manager, ERA and member of the OAA Intern Committee


Betsy Williamson, Partner, Williamson Williamson Inc. and BEAT Advisory Committee Member

Tours / Breakout Sessions

Tours and breakout sessions led by seminar speakers. Sign up is on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the seminar, between 9:30 am and 10 am. Hard hats and boots may be required for certain tours.

Transportation from the Gladstone to tours and breakout sessions are by the participant. We encourage you to mingle during lunch and find a group of people in the same session to travel with.

Kate Fox-Whyte, BLA OALA CSLA - Principal, Foxwhyte Landscape Architecture

Project Tour: 28 Whitney Avenue, Toronto M4W 2A8    *Safety boots and hard hats required

Irene Gardpoit, B.Arch, OAA, MRAIC - Director and Principal Architect, Uufie

Office Tour and Break-out Session: Uufie Office - 202-258 Wallace Avenue, Toronto M6P 3M9

Pat Hanson, FRAIC OAA AAA – Partner, gh3

Project Tour: 436B Markham Street, Toronto M6G 2L2   *Safety boots required

Marianne McKenna, OC, FRAIC, OAA, OAQ, AIA - Founding Partner, KPMB

Project Tour: Rotman School of Management - 105 St. George Street,Toronto M5S 3E6. Led by Myriam Tawadros

Lola Sheppard, OAA, OAQ, M.Arch, B.Arch - Co-founder, Lateral Office

Office Tour and Break-out Session: Lateral Office - 703 Bloor Street West, Toronto M6G 1L5

Amy Norris, OAA MRAIC - Project Manager, ERA and OAA Intern Committee Member

Q&A: Amy will be available to answer questions during lunch at the Gladstone Hotel.  Sign-up not required.

Schedule & Details

Saturday, March 4

Gladstone Hotel, North Ballroom

Registration    |   9:30 am – 10:00 am

Seminar    |    10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch and Networking    |    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tours / Break out session    |    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tours and break out sessions led by seminar speakers. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the seminar. Hard hats and boots maybe required for certain tours. More information to follow.