Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Burlington is seeking three design professionals to join the urban design advisory panel as volunteers for the next two-year term starting in April 2022.
Positions are open for urban designers, architects, landscape architects, heritage professionals, green technologies specialists and planners.
The mandate of the panel is to provide independent, objective and professional urban design advice to the Community Planning Department on tall and mid-rise buildings, five storeys or greater, and public development projects, studies and policy initiatives to help achieve design excellence in the city.
Candidates must be highly qualified design professionals and currently possess full membership for a minimum of ten years in at least one of the following professional associations:
- Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)
- Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA)
- Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)
- Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI)
Successful candidates will also have a broad range of professional design experience such as a domestic and international work portfolio, expertise with a variety of building scales and types including tall, mid-, and low-rise buildings, demonstrated leadership in city building, construction techniques, financial management and feasibility and the application of sustainable design methods.
With very little greenfield left for development of suburban-type neighbourhoods, Burlington can no longer grow out. Instead, it must grow from within its existing urban area, officials say.
The panel meets once a month during regular business hours for approximately four hours with a maximum of three projects reviewed per meeting.
For more information and to apply, visit Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel.