Upcoming Events

The Niagara Society of Architects usually meets on the last Thursday of the month, except in the Summer (and when epidemics are occurring).  The dates and locations do change, based on the availability of speakers and venues, so it is good to contact a member of the Niagara Society of Architects (see NSoA Directory) to get the details of upcoming meetings - or send us a note - look in the 'Contact' section of this website.  

We have been getting things going again in these post-viral (we hope) timesso contacting a NSoA member or sending us a note to find out about our on-line learning and social opportunities is an especially good idea.


Through the months of July and August we rarely have in-person events.  For summer 2022 the Niagara Society is placing public information material in the local newspapers (and their on-line equivalent).


Events qualify for OAA continuing education credit - some as structured hours, and certificates of attendance are given out for those events.


Recent events include:  

We conducted a full day of fascinating educational opportunities on Friday May 27, 2022, entitled 'The Face of the City' - considering issues of design of Niagara's urban buildings and spaces. We had a range of excellent speakers address various aspects of urban systems and design.   

On November 17, 2021,an exciting, and interactive, presentation was make by Don Cormier of Doncor (who hosts this website), all about websites.  He explored some members' websites and those of other organisations to illustrate good and bad points about web design.  Tips were offered about how to get your firm's website to rank highly with the more popular search engines.  If you want to follow up things with Don, click thisDoncor Website

Through the pandemic we 'borrowed' material from the United Kingdom, and had the presenters give their sessions again for us on-line - complete with Q+A sessions.  

On February 24, 2021, the eminent British architect and academic Dean Hawkes presented:  'Living with the Seasons'.  If you want to see a version of this talk, the original session, done in the UK, can be heard on Youtube:   Living with the Seasons

On December 15, 2020, Tom Miller of HaysomWardMiller, Architects, of Cambridge, UK presented his house designs.  The firm won the 2018 RIBA 'House of the Year' award.  The original session, done in the UK, can be heard on Youtube:  The Modest House

Another event featured Bill Birdsell, a past president of the Ontario Association of Architects and our OAA liaison, and Eugene Zhilinsky, an illustrator who now lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Bill conducted a Q&A session and addressed many of the concerns of the attendees.  

Eugene (Eugeny) Zhilinsky was born in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad), Russia (former USSR), and has been painting since he was four years old. He did his Foundation Arts course at the High School of Art in Leningrad and later went on to study architecture at the State Academy of Art, Sculpture and Architecture of I. J. Repin. In 1990 Zhilinsky moved to Israel and in 2000 to Canada. He has exhibited in many juried museum exhibitions and galleries in the Europe, Middle East, and Ontario. His paintings were also featured in the exhibition catalogues.  He is a member of American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and specialises in interior and exterior visuals and architectural design development.   

Contact information for Eugene can be found at:   https://www.asai.org/members/eugenezhilinsky/

As part of our Mike Zuberec Scholarship Programme, we have scholarship winners come and speak about their educational and work experiences.  These are of great interest to the attendees, as some of the students have had remarkable experiences.

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