Team

I chose Vancouver because

It’s home.

Ball point or felt tip?

Felt tip forever and always.

I’m surprisingly good at

Trivia.

Favourite object

My bike.

Go-to unit of measurement

cm

When I’m not working you can find me

In the mountains.

Declan Roberts

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I grew up

On the North Shore.

Education

Architectural Studies at the University of Toronto

Notable accomplishments/awards

2021 Toronto Urban design Award

University of Toronto COVID-19 Student Engagement award

University of Toronto Thesis selection

University of Toronto Academic Excellence Award

Why Measured?

I had been following the firm for a while and always found their playful approach to design very refreshing in an era where most architecture seems to take itself too seriously.

I’m drawn to design because

Design is optimistic, it requires us to speculate on improvement.

Architect I admire most

Although more so an urban designer, Jan Gehl’s work serves as a constant reminder to recenter design around the human experience and human scale, specifically when designing at an urban scale.

Aldo Van Eyke for his use of discarded urban offcuts as site for community-oriented design interventions.

Giancarlo De Carlo for his belief in the expertise of the ‘non-expert’, recognizing that the public is more knowledgeable on the places and communities they live in than any architect will ever be.

In my opinion, Mos, FAR, Vector Architects, Fala, and Food NY are some of the most exciting firms practicing today.

Projects I’m proud of

My Undergrad thesis project – XS Spaces: a new laneway urbanism for Toronto.

Materials that excite me

Brick and glass brick.

I wish I’d designed

Changjiang Art Museum by Vector Architects
Wohnregal Apartments and Ateliers by FAR
Kappe residence by Ray Kappe

 

 

 

I chose Vancouver because

It’s home.

Ball point or felt tip?

Felt tip forever and always.

I’m surprisingly good at

Trivia.

Favourite object

My bike.

Go-to unit of measurement

cm

When I’m not working you can find me

In the mountains.