Kara Burman (She, her, hers)
BEnvD, MArch, OAA
416 203 7600 x 229
Kara has a deep interest in community development, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax and has also studied in Winnipeg and Glasgow. In each of these places, alternative building methods, conventional building practices, and hands-on learning opportunities were central to her experience. In her thesis she argued for the reconsideration of community centres: although typically viewed in Canada as recreational facilities, they could provide support for the housed and unhoused, offering places to collaborate, build community, and find stability.
Before moving to Toronto, Kara gained experience in many different architectural sectors at offices in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Halifax. At LGA, she has had the opportunity to work on a range of projects that includes private residences, car dealerships, and department offices at York University.