Co-Chair, Conference Committee
Chair, Nomination Committee
Member, New Member Task Force
2019-2020 Executive Officers
Dima Cook directs the Toronto office of Evoq Architecture and has been with the firm since 1998, applying her multi-disciplinary expertise in architecture and project management to EVOQ projects in both the heritage conservation and Inuit and First Nations fields. She has worked on numerous heritage conservation projects, including Union Station, Fort Frederick and St. Lawrence Hall. She is often called to present projects to clients, the public, reviewing authorities and other stakeholders. Dima is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture and is a founding member of Habitat for Humanity’s Montreal chapter. She is also a LEED© Accredited Professional who is developing a new specialty in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings, using sustainable practices that reduce environmental impact. She is a member of APT’s Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation and sits on the City of Toronto Design Review Panel.
Chair, Chapter Liaison Committee
Chair, New Member Task Force
Member, Communications Committee
Member, Conference Committee
Member, Corporate Planning Committee
Member, Nomination Committee
Susan Schappert is a heritage planner with the Town of Oakville. She has extensive experience in researching cultural heritage and writing about cultural heritage value and has been with the Town of Oakville since 2009. Her past employers include the City of Peterborough, the Town of Aurora, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. She is a Registered Professional Planner who is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners/Ontario Professional Planners Institute. She has substantial knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal legislation regarding heritage preservation, as well as heritage property evaluation, cultural heritage landscapes and municipal heritage registers and has managed the process of creating several heritage conservation district plans. In addition to providing professional advice to municipal heritage advisory committees and municipal councils, she has provided expert witness testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board and the Conservation Review Board. Her daily work includes writing heritage research reports, designation by laws, reviewing development applications and reviewing heritage permit applications to alter designated heritage properties, as well as managing the town’s heritage property grant program.
Alan is a materials conservation specialist, trained in both an indentured five year apprenticeship as well as at Salisbury College, England, where he achieved distinction in his City & Guilds Diploma. Alan was schooled in the conservation approach to traditional building techniques, carpentry and joinery. As a student and an apprentice Alan also learned woodcarving, turning, and traditional historic paint and spirit finish conservation and restoration. Alan worked in professional practice in Europe and in the UK for over two decades before immigrating to Canada, where he now leads a skilled team of historic building conservation specialists that are dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s built heritage. Projects include many significant historic buildings, including, The Welland Courthouse, Alderlea Heritage Estate, Auchmar Heritage Estate, Eaton Hall, Dundurn Castle.
Elijah contributes his design, research, and project management experience as a Heritage Consultant at Donald Luxton & Associates. His role involves building ongoing relationships through creative collaborations with governments (municipal, provincial, and federal), developers, architects, heritage crafts and trades, historical associations, and residential homeowners. He is responsible for small and large scale building conservation projects throughout western Canada, providing heritage design and technical advice, and onsite project coordination to the project team. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science with honours from the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University.
Ms. Uchiyama M.A has more than a decade of experience providing archaeological and cultural heritage planning advice and expertise to a variety of municipal, provincial, federal and private industry clients across Ontario. Her specialties include: archaeological investigations; cultural heritage evaluation under O.Reg.9 /06 and 1 0/06; and heritage impact assessments. She has extensive experience in research, identification, evaluation and inventory of archaeological resources, properties, buildings and cultural landscapes. Ms. Uchiyama has an active and compliant Professional Licence to Conduct Archaeological Fieldwork in the Province of Ontario (P376).