The second lecturers of the 2017 NLAA Public Lecture Series are Philip Evans and Michael McClelland, partners of the Toronto based ERA Architects. In practice since 1990, ERA Architects Inc. has over 85 staff members based in Toronto and Montréal. The founding principals of ERA are members of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), and are Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Philip Evans CAHP MRAIC is a principal at ERA Architects and the founder of Culture of Outports. In the course of his fourteen-year career, he has led a range of conservation, adaptive reuse, design, and feasibility planning projects. Philip is known for transforming challenges into opportunities. He gives sound advice and guidance to better manage cultural, heritage, and property assets to leverage economic success while maintaining the highest level of integrity. He brings a collaborative spirit to a diverse range of working relationships, and his clients have included private and public developers, communities, municipalities, provinces, and private citizens. He works both in the office and in the field, and has practiced on either side of (as well as within) the Atlantic. He appreciates working in a range of built environments, including urban, suburban, and rural settings.
A registered architect and founding Principal of ERA Architects, Michael McClelland OAA CAHP FRAIC has specialized in heritage conservation, heritage planning, and urban design for over 25 years. Having begun his career in municipal government, most notably for the Toronto Historical Board, Michael continues to work with a wide range of public and private stakeholders to build culture through thoughtful, values-based heritage planning and design. Well known for his contribution to the discourse surrounding heritage architecture and landscape architecture in Canada, Michael speaks regularly in the media and at public and professional events, has published numerous articles and edited several books, and has received numerous awards and honours.