M.Arch, BAS (Hons.)
Connor O’Grady is an Intern Architect and Designer at SvN. He holds an M.Arch degree from the University of Waterloo, where his thesis applied research of immaterial “soft” systems, investigated for their potential to become enriched by nascent social and technological conditions of contemporary urban public space. The thesis utilizes this research as a tool for the re-envisioning of Toronto’s Dundas Square. In its design, the capacity for an embedded, public, and adaptive architectural system to expose the liminal relations that affect the collective environment is explored. Since returning to SvN in early 2015, Connor has been involved in several design competitions, ranging in scale and scope, including planning and mixed-use high density developments. In addition, Connor has completed feasibility studies including property consultation and architectural services. His background in architecture, public spaces, adaptive design, exhibition design and interactive art bring a unique combination of experiences to SvN.