who we are

robert ouellette

Founder

Robert is an award-winning artist, architect and urban designer with work shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Bibliothèque Nationale, France, the Venice Biennale and elsewhere. His team won Vancouver’s Concorde-Pacific public sculpture award in a global competition. He has exhibited with Edward Burtynsky, Bernie Miller, David Rokeby, and numerous other artists and designers. Exploring the globe from the mountains of Papua New Guinea to the sands of the Libyan Sahara, Robert’s comprehensive design and sustainability strategies work to improve our world. He is the past Director of the University of Toronto’s Information Technology Design Centre at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and was an invited respondent at the United Nation’s Sustainable Cities conference in New York. A recipient of the “City Father” award in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he was selected as a Canada’s Clean50 2020 award winner for his work on sustainability. He is a past Chair of Sierra Club’s Ontario Chapter.

Robert was among the first designers to use VR imaging tools to tell the complex stories of cities and the creative people who shape them. A new generation of imaging tools is used to create the barked archive of tree images.

sarah bonsall

Advisor, Sustainability

Trained as an architect at the Chalmers School of Architecture in Gothenberg, Sweden, and the University of Toronto, Sarah creates place-based experiences grounded in the beauty of the natural world. She is a design development and branding consultant to major hospitality providers including Sixth Senses Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels, and Nikki Beach. Her projects help sustain and preserve sites in Bora Bora, the Maldives, and the Seychelles—to name just a few.

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