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. North / Built Environment … research that addresses the geo / spatial occupation and physical constitution of Canada’s North, from Indigenous to contemporary architecture / settlement practices
2. Flood Architecture / Hybrid Space and Form … research that addresses the intersection of human and natural systems, particularly in floodplains, regionally, nationally, and globally. Director: International Center for Flood Architecture
3. Design Education … research that addresses design pedagogy / program development; professional education (architecture) and with an emphasis on collaborative practices (academic and professional)
4. Indigenous Architecture … research that addresses notions of Indigenous architecture (site, space, form, materiality, inhabitation) through Indigenous knowledge and contemporary notions of ecologic, biomorphic, and contextual theories and practices
5. Urbanism / Urban Design ... research 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
6. Ecology / Sustainable Community Design ... research that addresses emerging sustainable settlement practices at a range of scales and in various contexts. Co-investigator: Sustainable Community Design Project
7. Housing / Habitation … research that addresses contemporary housing design matters with particular focus on urban morphologies / housing typologies.