ERA Architects

Michael Otchie

Michael is a registered architect in the U.K. and holds a PhD in Architecture. Before joining ERA, Michael developed a portfolio of construction and research projects for a broad range of clients in England and Ontario. Key projects include the restoration, conservation and renovation of several government heritage properties.

Current interests include strategies for the interpretation of meanings associated with places, the translation of historic architectural styles in a contemporary setting and inclusionary approaches to heritage sites.

Michael’s experience in multidisciplinary research and teaching with the University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture explores film-making as a documentary tool to capture the narratives offered by cities and the role of the body in challenging the constraints of urban space. His thesis, entitled Parkour and the City: The Role of Human-Mobility in Placemaking presents novel ways of seeing the built environment as interconnected multi-sensory memories.

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