Helena Grdadolnik is an Associate Director at Workshop Architecture, recipients of the Ontario Association of Architects’ 2013 Emerging Practice Award and a 2013 Toronto Urban Design Award of Merit for the Green Line Vision. Helena has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Waterloo as well as expertise in planning, urban design, policy, community engagement and education. Helena has more than a decade of experience working with non-profit organisations, private companies and municipalities in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. on creative programs and events related to architecture and public space.
Helena was a Senior Architectural Advisor for the English government from 2006-09, she developed one of the major cultural projects for the 2012 Olympics, and is the co-author of Towards an Ethical Architecture and The Contemporary Canadian Metropolis. Helena has taught courses at the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is a member of Toronto’s Public Art Commission, the Active Neighbourhoods Canada Advisory Committee, and the Toronto Society of Architects’ Executive Committee.