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Three Landscapes: Pruned, Tangled & Wild

March 28 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

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Three landscapes and what they teach us about our interactions with the natural world.

This presentation of photographs, sketches and drawings created by Architect, Howard Rideout will reveal three very personal landscapes that he has nurtured for decades. The first is a city garden pruned to perfection, the second is a large tangled garden created for his parents which has reverted into a semi-natural state and the third is a large wilderness preserve Howard has been imagining since he was a child and which has only recently come into fruition. All three teach us about the different ways we engage the natural world, reminding us that we are renewed and inspired by these interactions.

Thursday, March 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

TBG Member Exclusive Event $5

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Howard Rideout

Howard Rideout is an accomplished architect, illustrator, and a passionate environmentalist. As a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and a member of both the Ontario Association of Architects, and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators he has built a successful design career that spans from residential projects in Ontario to planning university campuses, waterfront communities as well as numerous luxury hotels and resorts in China. His architectural projects in rural Ontario are highlighted in the book, “Building Community/Community Building, The Work of Howard Rideout Architect in Simcoe County”. He has received numerous awards for this work, with environmental stewardship being a driving force in his design philosophy. With each new project, Howard strives to create sustainable and harmonious spaces that coexist with nature, reflecting a deep understanding of the relationship between the built environment and the natural world at exists within and around them.

Preorders for his upcoming book, The Dorset Project-the Winters/ Rideout Preservation Initiative which details one of the landscapes he will be presenting in this lecture will be available for viewing at the talk.

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Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 26 at 12 p.m.



March 28
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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