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Elizabeth J. Davidson

B. Sc. (Arch) B. Arch. OAA FRAIC








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*  residential

*  institutional

*  educational

*  religious

*  theatre



Elizabeth Davidson was born in Toronto, Ontario. She moved to Montreal, Quebec to attend the McGill University School of Architecture where she was honoured with Distinction in Architecture and the Hugh McLennan Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the student with the highest overall standing in their final year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) in 1971 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1973.


Following graduation, Elizabeth joined ARCOP Associates in Montreal where she worked on diverse projects ranging from the restaurants at the World Trade Center in New York City, an office building in Rochester, New York, and Oberoi Hotels in Agra, India and the Seychelles Islands. When Montreal was awarded the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, Elizabeth joined the consulting firm of C.A.I.M. who were retained to manage the construction of all Olympic sites, other than the Olympic Stadium, swimming pool and velodrome. As Construction Manager, she oversaw the renovation of the McGill University Stadium for the field hockey competition. In 1977, she re-established herself in Toronto. She joined the practice of Sankey Partnership and became an Associate Partner in 1979. Her work in the firm included the urban design of the Rideau Centre Project in Ottawa, the architectural design of the J.D. Griffin Adolescent Centre, the Holiday Inn in Guelph, Ontario, and the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station Information Centre in Tiverton, Ontario. In 1985, she formed Davidson-Langley Incorporated Architects and became president of the company.


The firm has been awarded the 1994 Gold Medal for Indoor Swimming Pools - North America for the Raynault Residence, Caledon, Ontario, and the 1991 Economic Development Award, Pickering Town Council for the St. Paul's-on-the-Hill Church in Pickering, Ontario. Recently, she was design and project architect for the Studio Theatre (Stratford, Ontario), St. George’s Anglican Church (Ajax, Ontario), the Bridgeport Lofts (Waterloo, Ontario), the Mill Lofts (Guelph, Ontario) and Jubilee United Church (Toronto, Ontario).


Elizabeth has been a member of the Ontario Association of Architects since 1978, has served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Association, and Chair of the Centennial Committee. She was honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1991. She is a member of the Senate of the Stratford Festival, North America's second largest arts organization.


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