Elizabeth de Jong
I grew up
St. Catharines, Ontario
Bachelor of Architectural Science (BArchSc) Honours Co-operative Program at Toronto Metropolitan University
I admire the approach to detailing and focus on creating strong tectonics throughout the design process.
Architects I admire most
Anton Gaudi, Luis Barragán, Thomas Heatherwick.
Earliest architectural memory
I remember attending daycare in a Gothic Revival Church, and seeing sun shine through the stained glass windows.
Go to unit of measurement
Materials that excite me
Preferred era in architecture
1960s Modernism, Victorian, Art Nouveau
Last book I read
Phantom of the Opera
On my playlist
Anything Fleetwood Mac, the Doors, or Patti Smith
Ball point or felt tip
When I’m not at work you can find me
Painting, doing yoga, or watching horror movies.
A space that has affected me
The ballet school in the film Suspiria (1977)