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Douglas Pollard Architect

21 Oliver Street
Guelph, ON N1E 3B6
Phone: 859-474-2554

Doug operated architectural practices in Toronto for 25 years before joining CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canada’s national housing agency) in 1998. His practices prioritized projects incorporating user participation and effective use of resources and finances, earning several sustainable design awards and a lifetime achievement award.

CMHC roles included 12 yrs. as a senior researcher in sustainable community development and 3 years as senior analyst in the international division.

Both roles included lectures and presentations on sustainable communities, the organization and facilitation of design charrettes across Canada and abroad and workshops and manuals on charrette and IP development. Doug also developed design tools, community development programs and educational materials related to green buildings and sustainable communities.