Omar Gandhi

Omar is a Canadian architect born in Toronto, raised in Brampton, and currently practicing and residing in both Halifax and Toronto.

After studying in the Regional Arts program at Mayfield Secondary School (Caledon) and then the inaugural Architectural Studies Program at the University of Toronto, he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he received his Master’s degree in 2005 from Dalhousie University. After graduation Omar worked on several key projects including Manitoba Hydro, Two Hulls, the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo. Omar is currently also a sessional instructor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University.

Omar is the recipient of the 2014 Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome and was listed in Wallpaper* magazine’s 2014 Architects Directory—their list of the top 20 Young Architects in the World. Most recently, Omar was named one of the Architectural League of New York’s “Emerging Voices” of 2016 and one of Monocle Magazine’s 20 most influential Canadians.

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