The Jury

Jury Selection

The goal of the competition is to be aspirational for Sudbury 2050 (visionary, phased, and integrated thinking) and to provide a visual language of this process through design.

The jury is comprised of architects, academics, and community representatives.

Proposals will be scored against a number of criteria:
  • Innovative, aspirational and out-of-the-box ideas for Sudbury 2050;
  • Ideas that recognize and address the larger City context, while focusing on design examples of more detailed development in the urban core study area;
  • Multi-functional solutions that address and integrate the competition objectives;


  • Clear pathways for short, medium and long-term actions for each phase/action being proposed;
  • Translation of ideas into understandable and provocative visuals for presentation to the public;
  • Quality of strategy for engaging the community
    in the design process.

Competition Professional Advisors

Blaine Nicholls

FRAIC, former partner at NYB Architects Architectes (currently Yallowega, Bélanger, Salach Architecture)

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Dr. Terrance Galvin

MRAIC. Professor, McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA); Chair, McEwen International Advisory Board

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Jury Facilitator

Toon Dreessen

OAA, FRAIC, President DCA Architects

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Competition Jurors

Shannon Bassett


McEwen School of Architecture

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Mayor Brian Bigger

Mayor of Greater Sudbury/Grand Sudbury

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David Fortin

Ph.D., Director, McEwen School of Architecture (Laurentian University)

McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA)

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Victor Kolynchuk


Architecture49 Inc.

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Bruce Mau

Founder, Bruce Mau Studio; Co-Founder, Massive Change Network; Chief Design Officer, Freeman

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Geoff McCausland

Greater Sudbury Councillor, BMus, ARCT, IBDP, Pro.Dir.

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Cheryl McEwen

Make My Day Foods Inc.; McEwen International Advisory Board

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Deb McIntosh

Greater Sudbury Councillor

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Marianne McKenna

OC, and Partner

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects

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Jason F. McLennan

CEO McLennan Design; Chairman, International Living Future Institute

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Tristan O’Gorman

Graduate Student

McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA)

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Lisa Rochon

Author; Director, Citylab; Architecture critic (formerly Globe & Mail), Senior Fellow, University of Toronto, Global Cities Institute


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Dee Dee Taylor Eustace


Founder of Taylor Hannah Architect

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Ted Wilson


McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA)

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Britney Ottley-Perrotte

Graduate Student

McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA)

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