Hey Mavs! We hope everyone had a great long weekend and are enjoying the summer as safely as they can! We're in August now, which is insane. While we're nearing the end of summer, we still want to bring you news and highlight our amazing Mayfield 50 Community in the coming weeks so be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels. ...speaking of amazing Mayfield 50 Highlights, we'd like to present Omar Gandhi as our Highlight for today! Omar Gandhi is a Mayfield Grad, who after completing the Regional Arts Program in Visual Arts went to major in Architectural Studies at the University of Toronto. Now, Omar Gandhi is the Principal of Omar Gandhi Architect and has been the recipient of various awards and recognitions, but don't take our word for it, check out a snippet of some of Omar Gandhi's journey below!
Omar Gandhi is the Principal of Omar Gandhi Architect, an architectural practice founded in 2010 with teams in both Halifax and Toronto. The work of its two studios has garnered much National and International attention in the practice’s short history. After graduating from Mayfield, Omar went on to join the inaugural Architectural Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Following his studies, he moved east to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he received his Master’s degree at Dalhousie University. After graduation, Omar came back to Toronto to work with Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Young + Wright Architects, and finally MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (upon his return to Halifax). In Omar Gandhi Architect’s early years, Omar was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome, was included in Wallpaper* Magazine’s Architects Directory, and was named as one of Monocle Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Canadians’. Omar was chosen as one of the Architectural League of New York’s ‘Emerging Voices’ of 2016 and was appointed as the Louis I. Kahn visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture for the Fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. More recently, Omar was the recipient of a 2018 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for his work on Rabbit Snare Gorge, and in early 2020, the subject of a full studio feature in The New York Times.
A huge congratulations to Omar Gandhi for all his achievements and for sharing them with us as our Mayfield 50 Highlight for today! Stay tuned to our channels for more to come in the next few days! 💛🐮💙
-The Mayfield 50 Communications Team