Thomas Strickland

Assistant Professor, Ph.D


  • PhD, McGill University
  • Masters (post-porfessional), McGill University
  • Masters (professional), Dalhousie University

Office: TE-216 - Downtown Sudbury Campus
705 675 1151 # 7672

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Thomas Strickland is Assistant Professor in the McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University. His PhD. in Architectural History, McGill University, was funded by Max Binz, and J.W. McConnell fellowships. He was a fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2009, and is an alumnus of the Health Care, Technology and Place, CIHR Strategic Research Initiative, University of Toronto. His research builds along two streams: health and the built environment and critical pedagogy. His current project, Making Time: Enabling an Architecture of Palliative Care, focuses on design for wellbeing in the elder community. He is a co-investigator on the SSHRC funded Partnership, Quality in Canada’s Built Environment. Strickland has been teaching art history and architectural theory and design for over 12 years at McGill, Carleton, Concordia Universities taught architectural design and history and McGill and Carleton Universities. Prior to his academic career he practiced architecture for 10 years in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Israel. Strickland continues to engage with critical practice through art initiates and public exhibitions, and publishes in art and architectural journals and books.

Research and Scholarship

2022 – ongoing SSHRC Partnership Grant – Quality in Canada’s Built Environment: Roadmaps to Equity, Social Value and Sustainability. 
2022 – ongoing Making Time: Enabling an Architecture of Palliative Care. Design for wellbeing in the elder community.

Creative Activity

2022 Design workshop co-ordinator. “Indigenous Ingenuity.” Travelling exhibit for Science North, 2022-2024.
2020 Collaborator, “So Called ‘Public Space’” For Nuit Blanche 2020, Feb. 8, 2020, McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury (with Hannah Taylor, Emily Hannon and Courtney McCracken). 
2019 Exhibitor, “Breathing Grid.” For Nuit Blanche 2019, Jan. 26, 2019, McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury (with Tammy Gaber). 
2018 Exhibitor, “Leave Your Shame Here.” For Nuit Blanche 2018, Jan. 27, 2018, McEwen School of Architecture, Sudbury (with Sonia Ekiyor – Katimi and Alice Malykh).


2022 Strickland, T et al. “Intensified Spatial/Social Injustice and a Modern Urban Renewal Plan: A Case Study of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.” The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design 17,2 (2022): 1-14.
2021 Gaber, T and . Strickland..“The Breathing Grid.” In “Healed Outcomes,” edited by Miriam Ho, Ruth Jones, Aisling O’Carroll, Stephanie Barclay, and Amrit Phull. Special Issue The Site Magazine 1,1 (2021): 64-70.
2019 Strickland, T and M. Scwhellnus. “Formerly Known as the Glass Ceiling: Engaging Gender Inequity Through Design-Build Pedagogy.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 44,1 (2019): 75-84.