BAS, MArch, Intern Architect
416 203 7600 x 334
Samuel Ganton is deeply interested in architecture’s relationship to land and weather, as well as the social agency and responsibility of architects. His University of Waterloo master’s thesis involved the conceptual design of a lightning observatory on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, the site of a persistent nocturnal thunderstorm. In his thesis, he traced the spatial and cultural metamorphosis of the Maracaibo Basin by recounting its cosmic history.
During his time at Waterloo, Samuel co-founded a group called Treaty Lands, Global Stories to advocate for greater cultural diversity in the Waterloo Architecture curriculum, particularly the inclusion of Indigenous and non-Western histories. Samuel brings experience gained working at offices in New York, Toronto, Edmonton, and Saskatoon, on a range of residential, commercial, and cultural projects. In Saskatoon he also partnered with a local youth centre to design and build an ice cream shop that provided summer job opportunities for First Nations youth. At LGA, Samuel is focused on a series of recladding and renovation projects for Toronto Community Housing Corporation. In his spare time, he plays fiddle in a local bluegrass band.