Dr. Lisa Landrum Appointed New Chair at Toronto Metropolitan University


The Department of Architectural Science (DAS) at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Landrum in her new role as Department Chair.

Dr. Landrum comes to DAS with 15 years of experience at the University of Manitoba, and significant research and practice in architecture in Canada and beyond.

Speaking about the role of design today, Dr. Landrum notes that “architects have crucial roles to play in advancing climate action, social justice, Indigenous rights, and cultural vitality. Today’s complex challenges require reimagining what, how and why we design, and who we design for and with.”

The program also extends sincere gratitude to Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, who has served as the Chair for the past six years, and Professor Hitesh Doshi, who took on the appointment of Interim Chair in the transition period.

DAS also welcomes new Assistant Professors Jennifer Esposito and Dr. Dustin Valen.