Ed has practice experience in a broad range of architecture and urban design work ranging from Victoria Beach cottages to urban design projects including: Whistler Creek, Coal Harbour in Vancouver, and the Master Plan for the UM Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, MB.
Ed has received awards and recognition for his teaching and his studio work; for his service work to the University and; for his design work in the profession
Teaching and Research Interests
1. Flood Architecture / Hybrid Space and Form … work that addresses the intersection of human and natural systems, particularly in floodplains, globally. Director: International Center for Flood Architecture
2. Urbanism / Urban Design ... work that addresses the discourse of the ‘idea of the city’ in Western and Eastern traditions and thought … and contemporary urban design practices in urban, suburban, exurban and rural contexts, globally
3. Ecology / Sustainable Community Design ... work that addresses emerging sustainable settlement practices at a range of scales and in various contexts. Co-investigator: Sustainable Community Design Project
4. Housing / Habitation … work that addresses contemporary housing design matters with particular focus on urban morphologies / housing typologies.
5. North / Built Environment … work that addresses the geo / spatial occupation of Canada’s North, i.e, from Indigenous to contemporary architecture / settlement practices
In addition Ed has a background and abiding interest in: design pedagogy / program development; trans-disciplinary research and collaborative practices; architectural discourses in; regionalism, globalization, post-modern theory and philosophy.