Emerging Voices 2016
Omar Gandhi Architect
Recorded: March 29, 2016
Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.
Omar Gandhi is the Principal of Omar Gandhi Architect, which he founded in 2010. He is also a sessional instructor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University. Omar Gandhi approaches each project by first choosing “materials and forms that express and respond to the specific qualities of site.” Typological forms are then reconstituted to be “receptive and responsive,” keeping to a “modest, formal lineage that makes for architecture that is accessible to all types of people.” Recent projects include the Black Gables residence, the Float residence, and Rabbit Snare Gorge, all located in Nova Scotia.
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