BLUEPRINT SERIES Part IV: Perspective with LISA ROCHON
The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. She’s the two-time winner of the National Newspaper Awards (2005) and (2006) for her national column on architecture and cities. In 2008, she was nominated for the NNAs and given the 2008 President’s Award for Journalism by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She is the author of UP NORTH, Where Canada’s Architecture Meets the Land, praised as “the definitive guide to Canada’s contemporary architecture”. From 1998 to 2005, Lisa taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Her graduate seminar on the reconstruction of devastated cities “Post-Crisis Scenarios; Life Among the Ruins” was launched following 9-11. Lisa holds an M.A. in Urban Design Studies from the University of Toronto. Before that, Lisa studied international relations at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris. Her honours degree in journalism and French was completed at Carleton University, Ottawa. She lives in the Beaches and can be found most mornings walking home from the edge of the lake with a very wet dog named Mango.