Mark Thompson Brandt

Mark Thompson Brandt has more than 30 years’ experience in architecture, conservation and urbanism, practicing at the nexus of natural and cultural conservation. He has specialized knowledge of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada (SGCHPC), and is also  principal author of a companion document to the SGCHPC, called “Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada.” Brandt has worked extensively in both the architecture and planning environments, specializing in existing buildings and neighbourhoods, heritage conservation and evaluation, sustainability, adaptive reuse and context-sensitive design. Mark is Co-Chair of the Technical Committee for Sustainable Preservation of the Association for Preservation Technology International, a current member and former Director of Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, former Chair of the Ottawa Municipal Heritage Committee, and currently a member of the Ecodistricts Protocol International Advisory Committee. Mark is regularly asked to teach and present on heritage and sustainability issues for a range of universities, municipalities and other organizations.