Civic Architecture and Public Places

Ottawa is unique as a city in that it is pulled in different directions by its national functions and its civic duties. How does the architecture of other cities accommodate these diverse functions and duties? Architect Donald Schmitt in a discussion about the relationship of architecture to the civic realm and urban function.

Donald Schmitt is a Member of the National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Real Estate; Founding Chair of the Public Arts Commission, Toronto; Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Architecture.