We're honoured to have DTAH Partner Megan Torza named as a 2019 RAIC Fellow for her service to the profession. The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria include design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution, or distinguished service to the profession or the community.
Megan Torza is an architect and urban designer whose professional development has been influenced by a strong personal interest in adaptive re-use and the integration of contemporary architecture into historic urban fabric. She joined DTAH in 2006 and became a partner in 2012. She believes architects are important servants of the public good, as demonstrated in a socially-minded, contextually-sensitive portfolio which includes numerous award-winning institutional, mixed-use and housing projects, as well as author of master plans for numerous historically rich, environmentally complex sites across Ontario.
Outside of the demands of practice, Megan is actively involved in education and architectural advocacy. She is a regular lecturer and jury member for award competitions. She has taught the History of Contemporary Architecture at the University of Toronto, serves on the Curriculum Committee of the Daniels Faculty, and is a frequent guest critic at U. of T, Ryerson and Waterloo University. Megan was the curator of the RavinePortal exhibition contemplating the future of Toronto’s ravine system, and co-creator of DTAH’s installations at the Gladstone Hotel’s Come Up To My Room exhibition and the Azure Awards Gala. She is the Vice-Chair of the City of Vaughan Urban Design Review Panel and Vice Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects. Megan is an advocate for women in architecture and has participated as a speaker in the mentorship sessions organized by BEAT as well as the University of Toronto, and currently serves as the professional mentor for four women seeking licensure with the OAA.
Megan joins DTAH Partners Mark Langridge and Joe Lobko as RAIC Fellows. The 2019 Fellows will be inducted at the College of Fellows Convocation ceremony on October 29 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto during the annual RAIC Festival of Architecture which takes place October 26 to 30. Learn more here