Culture Talks: Paul Raff | Thursday 11 June

Exploring art, architecture and the environment with award-winning architect Paul Raff


Following the successful launch of Culture Talks on Creating Culturally Active Spaces, this next series features visionary speakers whose professional practices embrace the integration of art, architecture and the environment. The challenge of creating buildings in harmony with the land is driving us towards a future of innovative collaborations and captivating architectural designs.   

Paul Raff
Thursday 11 June, 6:30pm

The Walper Hotel
$20 + HST

Please note that this event has been rescheduled from its original date of Thursday 16 April due to our ongoing Gallery closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets purchased for our original date will be fully transferable to this new date or any further postponements that may be required. Thank you for your understanding. 

Photo of Paul Raff, an unusually pretty older man in a dark suit and open-collar beige shirt leaning against a windowsill in an industrial building; a small architectural model sits on the sill next to himPaul Raff is an award-winning architect, artist and visionary thinker who holds degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. While born in Montreal, he spent much of his childhood in the Canadian Prairies, to which he attributes his interest in landscape and atmosphere. His Toronto-based studio’s collaborative environment is dedicated to creativity of the highest calibre with a commitment to sustainability in architectural practices and materials.

Raff’s reputation for excellence was established at the outset of his career in 1993 with an award-winning design for Toronto’s waterfront redevelopment. His architectural experience includes involvement in world-class projects such as the Chinese Vice-President’s House in Shanghai and the Barcelona waterfront development. His art experience includes temporary environmental installations and permanent sculptural works such as the new Regina Gateway commissioned by the City of Regina. In 2001, Paul Raff became the youngest ever recipient of the Ontario Association of Architects’ Allied Arts Award for lifetime achievement. In 2009, Raff was awarded the Allied Arts Medal by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Culture Talks are presented in partnership with Perimeter Development Corporation, with support from the Grand Valley Society of Architects.

Perimeter Development Corporation logoGrand Valley Society of Architects logo




Ontario Association of Architects members are eligible to report their attendance at Culture Talks as one hour of structured learning towards their Continuing Education Program learning hours requirements. Proof of attendance will be issued by Grand Valley Society of Architects.

Please note that tickets to Culture Talks events are non-refundable.

June 11th, 2020 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
20 Queen Street South
Kitchener, ON N2G 1V6
Phone: 5195795860  ext. 100
Culture Talks: Paul Raff $ 20.00 + $ 2.60 HST

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