What’s happening at Top Glass? Deep thinking on the future of facade construction post-COVID
By Patrick Flannery
LOGIN APRIL 21, 11:30 ET
There is no doubt the pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. Many businesses are failing and the jobless rate increases, yet the Ontario construction industry remains vibrant.
In his keynote presentation, Gary Watson of Diamond Schmitt Architects will offer an exploration that compares our construction activity with the global scene, evaluates changes to the way we work and reflects on these impacts on architectural practice.
With a background in manufacturing and design, Gary’s passions coincide in architecture. Since joining Diamond Schmitt Architects in 2000, he’sworked on a number of award-winning projects with experience in many building sectors, including large-scale academic buildings, athletic facilities, theaters, hospitals, offices and residential. Prior to his time at Diamond Schmitt, he accumulated a broad range of experiences in art, engineering and manufacturing positions, including General Motors Advanced Engineering Group, furniture manufacturing, sand-casting, mural paintings and Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Gary loves learning, technology and creation. These passions resulted in a well-rounded knowledge in the practice of architecture. Gary is an office leader in digital design and building technologies. All aspects of the project from early design to resolving complex constructability issues attract his interest and excitement.