George Thomas Kapelos, FRAIC, OAA

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George Thomas Kapelos, OAA FRAIC, is an architect, urban planner and professor at at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). He studied architecture and urbanism at Princeton, and holds a Master’s of City Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Master of Architecture from Yale. His research focuses on architecture, landscape and urbanism of the post-war period. His 2015 book and exhibition, Competing Modernisms (Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2015), explored the impact of the 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square Competition on Canadian architectural culture. This work is continuing through research on the careers of the 500 plus architects who entered the competition, and presentations at Docomomo US and International, the Society of Architectural Historians and the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. He is the past president of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and the past chair of the Toronto Society of Architects. Until 2021, he served on the Board of the Ontario Heritage Trust. He is a contributing author to the book Canadian Modern Architecture 1967 to the present (Princeton Architectural Press 2019) where he examined institutional architecture in Canada over the past five decades.