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Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson

Master Lecturer, McEwen School of Architecture
McEwen School of Architecture
Science, Engineering and Architecture


Ted Wilson is originally from Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Bachelor and Architecture from the University of Waterloo. He developed curriculum and taught sustainable design courses for the Energy Management and Sustainable Building Technology program at Durham College, Whitby, Ontario Campus. He has also served as guest advisor for the Second Year Design Studio Building Science Workshops at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture. He is a LEED accredited professional, Sustainable Building Advisor, and trained in Passivhaus design principles. Ted is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects where he is also Chair of the Sustainable Built Environment Committee (2017). In professional practice, he served as President of AECOM Canada Architects Ltd, holding licences to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Waterloo, 1985; Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, 1982

Academic Appointments

Master Lecturer


Northern Buildings Database - This project involves the identification and documentation of sustainable buildings in Northern Ontario. Candidate buildings are selected on the basis of five criteria and are intended to serve as research sources for case studies and design studios undertaken at the McEwen School of Architecture. Criteria include:

- Creative Hospitality: the capacity for accommodating a range of programs

- Intrepid Preparedness: anticipation of challenging environmental circumstances

- Resourceful Utility: demonstration of integrated site and building design strategies

- Respectful Engagement: interest in sharing sustainable design experience

- Environmental Integrity: Success in demonstrating sustained environmental performance

Examples of projects documented to date include the Near North Enviro-Education Centre in Sundridge, ON, and the Headquarters of the Union of Ontario Indians in the Nipissing First Nation on the north shore of Lake Nipissing.


Nominated for Teacher of the Year for ARCH 3306 Well-tempered Environment (2016, McEwen School of Architecure, Laurentian University)


Fall 2016: ARCH 3306: Well-tempered Environment (Instructor)

Fall 2016: ARCH 3505 Design Studio 5 Northern Building I (Co-ordinator and Instructor)

Winter 2017: ARCH 4316: Structures III - Building Systems

Winter 2017: ARCH 3515: Design Studio 6 Northern Building II (Co-ordinator and Instructor)


“Resonating in the Key of Sustainability” OAA Perspectives, The Journal of the Ontario Association of Architects, Gordon Grice, editor, vol. 22, no. 3 (Fall 2014). Toronto: Naylor (Canada) Inc., p. 37. "Suburbia: The Next 100 Kilometres" Municipal World, Susan M. Gardner, editor, vol. 124, no. 7 (July 2014). Union, Ontario, p. 29. "EU to EBurbs" Municipal World, Susan M. Gardner, editor, vol. 124, no. 2 (February 2014). Union, Ontario, p. 23. "North of 2060" Municipal World, Susan M. Gardner, editor, vol. 123, no. 11 (November 2013). Union, Ontario, p. 17. "Local Links to Global Sustainability" Municipal World, Susan M. Gardner, editor, vol. 119, no. 8 (August 2009). Union, Ontario, p. 25. "Northumberland County Headquarters" GeoConnexion Magazine, Denis Tanguay, editor, vol. 2, no. 2 (September 2008). Montreal, Quebec, pp. 10 – 14. "Mentoring Buildings" Municipal World, Susan M. Gardner, editor, vol. 118, no. 8 (August 2008). Union, Ontario, pp. 21-22. The following refereed paper was selected and presented at SB08 The World Sustainable Buildings Conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 2008: “The Burbs Are Alright” Melbourne (Australia) CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia, 2008, p.p. 1749 – 1757. Conference: World SB08 Melbourne: World Sustainable Building Conference.