TSA CONNECT 2024: Career Paths

Architectural education has sometimes been referred to as a “gateway curriculum,” opening the doors to a wide array of career paths related to the built environment that go far beyond traditional practice. But which path is the right one for you and what exactly are those possibilities?

For our first TSA CONNECT of 2024, we’re showcasing the wide variety of career paths those with an architectural or related education can pursue. Our Featured Guests have all carved their own unique paths, from traditional practice at all scales and specialities, to working for client groups, development, construction, and so much more! Whether you’re a current student, a young professional, or are just looking for a change in direction, this session is an excellent opportunity to better understand how your architectural education and experience might translate into a unique professional journey that reflects your specific interests and goals.

Join us for a fun evening to make some meaningful connections, learn more about all the industry career possibilities out there, and hear some of the many stories and advice on career paths, finding a job, and more from our Featured Guests!



6:30 PM Doors Open

7:00 – 8:00 PM Structured Networking Sessions

8:00 – 9:00 PM Mix and Mingle


Light refreshments will be served and a cashless cash bar will be available (debit, credit, Apple Pay, or Google Pay only).

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When Tuesday, February 6, 2024
7:00 - 9:00 PM (Doors Open at 6:30 PM)

Where Centre for Social Innovation: Annex - Lounge
720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

Cost $15+HST General Admission, Free for TSA Members!

Featured Guests

For this session, we have a diverse lineup of Featured Guests who represent a wide variety of paths and industry careers in the architecture and city-building community.

Derek McCallum
Associate & Senior Architect
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Katya Tunon Marshall
Senior Project Manager
University of Toronto
Dana Séguin
Director of Campus Planning and Projects
OCAD University
Sonja Vangjeli
Senior Urban Designer
City of Toronto
Francesco Martire
Principal and Co-Founder
large [medium] design office
Safoura Zahedi
Geometry Artist, Architect and Educator
Brent Whitby
Partner | Architect
KIRKOR Architects and Planners
Sudipto Sengupta
Studio JCI
Leon Lai
Manager, Design Review Panel
Waterfront Toronto
Scott Norsworthy
Architectural Photographer
Scott Norsworthy Photography
Alexis Cohen
Senior Associate
ERA Architects
Joel Gilbert Anderson
Principal & Co-Founder
People Design Co-op. 
Alex Lukachko
Assistant Professor & Building Science Consultant
Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto
Jacqueline Tang
Creative Director
Dan Briker
Principal Architect
Eric Bury
Director of Project Development
Pauline Dolovich
Robert Raynor
Net-Zero Coordinator
Jocelyn Lambert Squires
Marketing Manager
Reza Nik
Founding Director

About the TSA CONNECT Series

Join the Toronto Society of Architects for evenings of networking and relationship building as featured guests from Toronto’s architecture and design industry share their experiences, perspectives and advice on issues of practice, career, and life. Each session will feature new guests, topics and small group discussions, giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and form connections with our Featured Guests. Sessions, guests, and dates are announced in the TSA Bulletin as they are confirmed with limited tickets for each session, so make sure to sign up so you don’t miss out!

This event is free for TSA Members using the discount code found in the latest TSA Bulletin or on your Member Dashboard! Not a member yet? You can join here (and student memberships are free!).

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