AGO’s transformation: A view from the street by Larry Richards
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Recorded: Dundas Street, Toronto
For this podcast, the AGO invited University of Toronto Professor of Architecture Larry Richards to wander the perimeter of the AGO and muse on the final phases of its Frank Gehry-designed expansion. An architect and dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at U of T from 1997 to 2004, Richards has known Frank Gehry for 20 years and has followed his work closely. Last year, he mounted an exhibition on Gehry’s drawings that was shown in Toronto and Los Angeles. He has published more than 60 articles on contemporary architecture and his own architectural design work has been published in international journals. Richards currently has projects in New York and Beijing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and in 2006 received the institute’s national Advocacy for Architecture Award for distinguished service to the profession.