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Gaston Soucy CV

Curriculum Vitae

Gaston Soucy B.Arch., MUD, OAA.
Gaston is an urban designer and a registered architect. His architectural background and interdisciplinary experience strengthen his comprehension on the various components involved in the design process and helps him bring fresh ideas into each project. Recently, Gaston has been involved in several Toronto architectural and urban design feasibility studies for Ryerson University and Harbourfront Centre. In the past, Gaston worked on the House on the Lake and the Hannaford Barristers Headquarters with Taylor Smyth Architects. Prior to that, he worked for Young + Wright Architects and Markson, Borooah Architects where he was deeply involved as an Urban Designer and architect in the Regent Park Revitalization Project. Additionally, he actively teaches studio and design courses at the University of Toronto.

Education

University Of Toronto, Master of Urban Design (M.U.D.) 2003
Universidad Simón Bolívar, Architect (B.Arch.) 1996

Professional Experience

2012 – present – SUMO Project (Suzita Morita Inc.) – Toronto, Canada
– Harbourfront Nautical Centre feasibility Study, Toronto, Canada
– Jackson Creek Diversion Urban Design Study, Peterborough, Canada
– 280 Residence, Toronto, Canada
– Kensington Brewing Company, Toronto, Canada
– Little Lake Land Use and Urban Design Study, Peterborough, Canada
– York Quay Cultural Village Design Study, Toronto, Canada

2006 – 2011 – Taylor Smyth Architects Inc. – Toronto, Canada
– Kruse Residence – Toronto, Canada
– J.K. Hannaford Offices, Toronto, Canada
– Sandhills Residence – Cambridge, Canada
– Sacred Space Exhibit, Harbourfront Centre – Toronto, Canada
– Grange Park Sculpture Garden – Toronto, Canada

2003 – 2006 – Young and Wright Architects Inc. & Markson Borooah Architects Inc. – Toronto, Canada
– Official residence – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
– West District Design Initiative – Toronto, Canada
– City of Toronto Safety Study – Toronto, Canada
– Regent Park Revitalization Study – Toronto, Canada

1997 – 2000 – Chase Architecture Inc. – Toronto, Canada
– Arc The Hotel, Ottawa, Canada
– Aston Resort & Spa, Bracebridge, Canada
– Delta Chelsea Hotel, London, Canada
– Holiday Inn Toronto Airport, Toronto, Canada

Exhibits

2016 “Leonia” luminaire. Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) (Jan 18-24.)
2015 (Jan. 24 – Jun. 7, 2015) “A Dawn for Leonia ” installation for ‘Rewild: Architecture Defines a New Landscape” group show at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2015 “Chroma”(January 22-25) ‘Access America Design Pavilion’ at the Interior Design Show (IDS15), Toronto
2014 (Dec 21-Mar21) ‘Construction/Destruction’ (with Javier Lovera Photography & Derooted), Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto Canada
2014 (Sep 6 to Oct26)’Si Non Hominis’ as part of ‘ To Be Destroyed – a Call For Ideas’ at The Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
2014 (May 29): N A V I musical performance: Stage Design, Video, 3D Mapping Projection with Derooted Creative Agency and Javier Lovera Photography. As part of NXNE 2014.
2014 ‘The Faces of Kensington’ as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival & Digifest 2014, Studio 223a, Toronto
2014 Timaeusopolis – Worlds of Cityvision: WUHO Gallery Los Angeles, USA
2013 ‘In All Falsehood’/Art Installation (group show) at The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto – SEE AWARDS
2012 ‘Art Brownie’ GALAXY 2012 exhibition (group show) at INDEXG, Toronto
2011 ‘Migrating Landscapes’ /Pre-selection for Canada’s Official entry for the Venice Biennale, Toronto
2011 ‘re|mem|ber’ – (solo show) at Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto
2008 Measure Lamp – Light Sculpture (group show) Toronto
2008 ‘Sacred Space’ (group show) at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (with Taylor Smyth Architects)

As Curator

2015 “Artist for Refugees” Fundraiser Exhibition (Oct 24th) Co-curator (with Ruth Mora and Robert Gaudette) at Studio 223a
2014 Urban Factors (300 seconds) – 5 Short Films as part of Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Studio 223, Toronto – SEE AWARDS
2011 ‘Villanueva, An Extraordinary Alien’, Arepa Café/Gallery, Toronto
2008 ‘Slovak Residential Architecture 1989-2005’, Larry Wayne Richards Gallery – John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Toronto

Languages

English, Spanish

Publications, Lectures and Awards

2014 Designlines Love Tag, Urban Factors (300 seconds) – 5 Short Films as part of Toronto Design Week, Toronto
2013 Juror’s Choice Award, Toronto Off Site Festival, To Ruth Mora & Gaston Soucy (SUMO Project) Installation for Come Up To My Room, Toronto, Canada
2012 Pre-selection for Canada’s Official entry for the Venice Biennale
2009 ‘Unstable Creations, repression begets art’ – Canada
Article for On site magazine #22
2008 ‘Regent Park Revitalization’ – 2008 – Bratislava, Slovakia
Lecture at the Slovak University of Technology
2003 Ballenford Presentation Prize – Toronto
Thesis Presentation Award – John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
2003 ‘Park Cities, flexible systems as urban catalysts’- Canada
Article on ‘Theses 2003’ Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto
ISBN 0-7727-8807-03

Academic/Teaching Experience

2015 Urban Design Studio Professor
John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
2011 Urban Design Studio Professor
John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
2006-2007 Urban design Computation Course Professor
John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
2005 Urban Design Studio Professor
John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Professional Certifications

Ontario Association of Architects – Registered Architect
Canadian Architectural Certification Board – B.Arch. Certification
Venezuelan College of Engineers – Registered Architect

References

Available on request