Staff

Project Manager

Olivia Dudnik

Olivia Dudnik is an art historian, specializing in European Avant-Garde painting. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from McMaster University. She is currently an Assistant Registrar at the Art Gallery of Ontario and has previously held collections management and curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She regularly contributes articles to the National Gallery Canada Magazine and is the US Exhibitions Newsletter Editor for the Association of Historians of Nineteenth Century Art. Olivia may be reached at odudnik@cmarch.ca.

Expert Committee Members

Ramona Adlakha

Ramona Adlakha holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where she received the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for professional merit and the William Melhorn Scholarship in architectural history and theory. Ramona obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Fine Art and Literary Studies from the University of Toronto where she was the recipient of the Government of Canada’s Millennium Provincial Laureate scholarship. Ramona is deeply committed to promoting the visibility and voice of women in design. Ramona’s first book, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics and Futures, co-edited with Franca Trubiano and Ramunė Bartuskaite, and published by ORO editions, is now available in bookstores worldwide and online. Ramona works at Diamond Schmitt Architects, is an executive member of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), actively involved in Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto, the Penn-Wharton club of Toronto, and a LEED-accredited professional.

Luke Andritsos

Luke Andritsos OAA, AIA, RA(CA), NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, MRAIC is an architect licensed in Ontario and California. As principal of his own practice, his focus is on high profile projects including proposals for the MoMA Warsaw (with B+H Architects), the Guggenheim Helsinki and the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau. Prior to licensing, Luke was a custom cabinetmaker running his own shop creating cabinetry, furniture and exhibits, and later a set carpenter for the film industry. Giving back to the profession, he was an elected Director with the Canadian Architectural Certification Board, the official OAA Representative for the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design Curriculum Committee and helped found the AIA Canada Chapter. He also taught Architecture Lab at Centennial College’s School of Engineering and Technology and the OAA Admissions Course administered by U of T’s School of Continuing Studies.

Anna Beznogova

Anna Beznogova is an Intern Architect with the OAA, a Certified Passive House Designer, and a RELi AP. Her main interests lie in sustainable, socially responsible, and resilient design and architecture. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and a BAS from the University of Waterloo. She was involved with the design and production of The Evidence Room exhibit for the 2016 Venice Biennale as part of the University of Waterloo team led by Robert Jan van Pelt, which subsequently traveled and was displayed in Madrid and Toronto.

Gordon Grice

Gordon Grice is an architect and communications consultant whose professional career includes architectural practice, illustration, writing, editing, and art direction. He is a member of the RAIC College of Fellows and the Massey College Quadrangle Society. He is past editor of the OAA quarterly journal, Perspectives, as well as senior advisor, catalogue editor and Past President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He has been honoured with the OAA Medal of the Order of da Vinci, and ASAI’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Gordon has edited more than two-dozen books and his drawings have been exhibited and published internationally. Among other current pursuits, Gordon serves as editor-in-chief of The Right Angle Journal.

Chandni Rana

Chandni Rana is a research and design intern at the Royal Ontario Museum.  She is interested in architecture’s role within various environments, which includes factors that influence and are affected by built forms.  Chandni graduated from the University of Toronto through the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design with a Honours Bachelor of Arts in architectural design, and architectural history, theory and criticism.  She has helped design and construct a welcome kiosk for Prince Edward County in 2018, led by Studio North, which is featured in the Interior Design magazine.  She is currently part of the exhibition design team at the ROM and has helped with the design and generation of the following exhibits: Florals: Desire and Design, and The Cloth that Changed the World: India’s Painted and Printed Cottons.

Student Assistant

Mathieu De Pompa

Mathieu De Pompa is an Architectural Science Co-Op student at Ryerson University. His passion for sustainable architecture has led him to explore green building solutions such as mass timber and passive design in his studio projects. His conceptual ideas have garnered national attention after winning an Emerging Practitioners competition with the RAIC. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Ryerson, Mathieu plans to pursue a masters of architecture and eventually licensure.