Join YCLM for a Boardroom Series session with Dudley Thompson - owner of a consulting firm focusing on Sustainable Community, Regenerative Architecture, Advocacy, Stakeholder Engagement and Climate Change Mitigation.
Dudley was the founding principal of Prairie Architects Inc. in 1981 and has practiced as an architect in Manitoba since 1976. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Manitoba and a graduate degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. He sold Prairie Architects in 2015 to four employees.
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WCA Construction Education Centre, 1447 Waverley Street
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
Dudley nurtured Prairie as an architectural firm that was committed at its roots to sustainability, stakeholder participation in design and building community. Prairie demonstrated this commitment to Sustainable Buildings with an integrated staff of building scientists and 90% of staff members that are LEED accredited. Prairie certified over 25 LEED buildings under Dudley’s leadership including Manitoba’s first LEED GOLD Building, Mountain Equipment Co-op, two LEED Platinum projects including Manitoba Hydro Place and Amber Trails School and many LEED GOLD accreditations including Paterson GlobalFoods Institute and Northlands Parkway High School.
In his 35 years of practice, Dudley guided Prairie Architects Inc. as an Integrated Design Process Facilitator on numerous projects, in the regeneration of dozens of historic buildings, the renewal of many urban sites, the initiation of many First Nation projects as well as a wide variety of residential, community and educational projects. Mr. Thompson recently served on the Board of Directors of Manitoba Hydro and as a member of the Industry Advisory Group for the Manitoba Green Building Council. In 2014, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada Green Building Council, Manitoba Chapter, “For his visionary leadership, and his outstanding personal and professional commitment to advancing sustainable building practices in Manitoba.” He also received a Fellowship in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2016. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two sons.