SPEAKER

Heather Dubbeldam, OAA, FRAIC, LEED, AP

Principal
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Toronto, ON

Heather Dubbeldam is an architect and principal of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, a multidisciplinary studio recognized as one of the leading practices in Toronto. Heather promotes a long term vision toward environmental sustainability with a focus on successfully achieving client objectives and as a means to reduce our impact on the environment, producing healthy environments for work and play. Dubbeldam’s portfolio includes diverse range of award-winning commercial, institutional, hospitality and residential projects as well as mixed-use and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. As recipients of the 2016 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture by the Canada Council, one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes in architecture, Dubbeldam has undertaken a research project entitled ‘The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainable Housing’, which entails travel to Scandinavia and Germany to study sustainable precedents and research for northern climates. Heather plays a leadership role in the profession. She is an executive board member and past Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, Vice-Chair of the Design Industry Advisory Committee, and Director of Twenty + Change, a national organization dedicated to exposing the innovative ideas of emerging Canadian architects. Heather is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and in 2015 was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC).