Graeme Stewart OAA, AAA, MRAIC, RPP, MCIP, CAHP is a registered architect and planner and is a Principal at ERA Architects. Graeme has been involved in numerous urban design, cultural planning, conservation and architecture projects with particular focus on neighbourhood design and regional sustainability. Graeme was a key initiator of the Tower Renewal Project. This initiative in low-carbon retrofit and community reinvestment examines the future of Canada’s remarkable stock of modern tower neighbourhoods in collaboration with CMHC, the United Way, City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, University of Toronto, and other partners.
Graeme is also a founding director of the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R), an interdisciplinary urban research organization founded in 2009. Working with NGOs, academic, government and community partners, CUG+R supports policy and action toward more equitable and resilient urban regions. Graeme is a member of the Toronto Community Housing Design Review Panel and is a regular lecturer in Universities in Ontario and abroad.
Graeme is also the co-editor of Concrete Toronto: A Guidebook to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies, and in 2014 was recipient of the Jane Jacobs Prize for his ongoing research and design work related to Tower Renewal.
Graeme has studied architecture in Canada and Germany and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto.
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