Arctic Adaptations

“The history of architecture in Canada's North has been fraught”

Lola Sheppard
Lola Sheppard is a registered architect in Ontario and Quebec, a Toronto-based educator, the associate director of undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo’s architecture school, and a founding partner of Lateral Office, an award-winning firm dedicated to architecture, landscape, urbanism, and the environment. Lateral Office promotes architecture and urbanism as a means of supporting local communities in the Canadian North; it is completing a book, Many North, examining the evolution of Arctic architecture, urbanism, and infrastructure; and it curated the Canadian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, for which it received Canada’s first honourable mention at the event. Lola is co-editor of the journal Bracket, as well as Bracket [at Extremes], which looks at architecture and infrastructure in extreme environments. She holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill and a master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and she won the 2012 Young Architect Award from the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.

New Year, New Stories

Hello and Happy 2023!
As we start this new year, we need you now more than ever. In these uncertain times, it is crucial that reliable media remains available to everyone. That is why we depend on your support to keep our journalism accessible and independent. From the economy to political polarization, the challenges our society is facing this year are too important for half truths. At The Walrus, the future of journalism is funded by engaged citizens like you. Together, we can preserve the integrity of Canadian media and ensure that our democracy thrives. Will you join us?
With thanks,
Jennifer Hollett
Executive Director