Volunteer design pros needed to sit on Burlington advisory panel


Published March 4, 2022 at 2:36 pm

The City of Burlington needs three volunteer design professionals to sit on the Urban Design Advisory Panel beginning in April.

Ideal candidates will be urban designers, architects, landscape architects, heritage professionals, green technologies specialists and planners.

The mandate of the panel is to provide independent, objective and professional urban design advice to the Community Planning Department on tall and mid-rise buildings, five storeys or greater, and public development projects, studies and policy initiatives to help achieve design excellence in the city.

Candidates will be highly qualified design professionals and currently possess full membership for a minimum of ten years in at least one of the following professional associations: Ontario Association of Architects (OAA); Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA); Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA); Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP); or Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).

Candidates will also have a broad range of professional design experience such as a domestic and international work portfolio, project expertise with a variety of building scales and types including tall, mid-, and low-rise buildings, demonstrated leadership in city building, construction techniques, financial management and feasibility, and application of sustainable design methods.

The panel meets once a month during regular business hours for about four hours, with a maximum of three projects reviewed per meeting.

Applications should include a cover letter and CV summarizing their qualifications, experience and interest in participating on Burlington’s Urban Design Advisory Panel, confirmation to be able to attend all meetings during their term; and the ability to provide independent, objective, professional urban design advice to the City of Burlington Community Planning Department.

Submissions should be emailed with the subject heading ‘Urban Design Advisory Panel’ by Friday, March 25, 2022 to [email protected]

Selected candidates will be contacted in early April to arrange an interview with City staff, if necessary.

For more information, visit the city website.

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