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Dr. Lisa Landrum

Lisa Landrum
Associate Professor
Department Chair
416 979 5000 ext. 556501

Areas of Specialization

Architectural Design

History & Theory

Poetics & Ethics



Performing Arts


Pedagogy & Critical Thinking


Year University Degree
2011 McGill University PhD 
2003 McGill University MArch II (post-professional)
1995 Carleton University BArch 
  • Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • 2019-2023: SSHRC Connection Grants for the Canadian Architecture Forums on Education (CAFÉ)
  • 2022: Unstacking the Deck – ‘Commendation’ for the Milka Bliznako Research Prize by the International Archive of Women in Architecture.
  • 2021: Exhibitor and curator of Archimagination for the ALN SunShip exhibition at CITYX Italian Virtual Pavilion, 17th International Architecture Biennale 
  • 2022 & 2018: Students’ Teacher Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2017: Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award, University of Manitoba
  1. Theatres of Architectural Imagination, ed. Lisa Landrum and Sam Ridgway, London and New York: Routledge, 2023
  2. Narrating the City: Mediated Representations of Architecture, Urban Forms and Social Life, ed. Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu, Türkan Nihan Hacıömeroğlu & Lisa Landrum. Bristol, UK: Intellect / University of Chicago Press, 2021
  3. Architecture in Canada: A Vision for the Future – Toward an Architecture Policy for Canada, contributing-author with Rise for Architecture, 2023
  4. CAFÉ Summary Report – summarizing outcomes of the Canadian Architecture Forums on Education, 2020
  5. “Winging it with Alberti: Learning from Distance” in Remote Practices: Architecture at a Distance, ed. Matthew Mindrup and Lilian Chee. London: Lund Humphries, 2023
  6. “Campus Architecture: The Radical Medium of Learning” in Canadian Modern Architecture 1967 to the Present, ed. Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019
  7. “Poetic Imagination and the Architecture Poe” in Reading Architecture, Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, ed. Angeliki Sioli and Yoonchun Jung. New York: Routledge, 2018
  8. “Miming a Manner of Architectural Theory. Eudaimonia: A Pantomime Dream Play” in Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture, ed. Carolina Dayer, Paul Emmons and Marcia Feuerstein. New York: Routledge, 2017
  9. “Varieties of Architectural Imagination” in Warehouse 25, ed. Alena Rieger and Ally Pereira-Edwards. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 2016
  10. “Architects of Playtime: Cities as Social Media in the work of Jacques Tati” in Filming the City: Urban Documents, Design Practices, and Social Criticism Through the Lens, ed. Edward Clift, Ari Mattes & Mirko Guaralda. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2016
  11. “Chōra before Plato: Architecture, Drama and Receptivity” in Chora 7: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture, ed. Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Stephen Parcell. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016
  12. “Poetic Persistence and Architectural Renewal: the fruits of investing in an economy of stories” Economy and Architecture, ed. Juliet Odgers, Stephen Kite and Mhairi McVicar. London: Routledge, 2015
  13. “Before Architecture: Archai, Architects and Architectonics in Plato and Aristotle,” Montreal Architectural Review, Vol. 2 (2015)
  14. “Modus Operandi of an Architectus Doli: Architectural cunning in the comic plays of Plautus” in Architecture’s Appeal: How Theory informs Architectural Praxis, ed. Marc J. Neveu and Negin Djavaherian. London & New York: Routledge
  15. “Performing Theōria: Architectural Acts in Aristophanes’ Peace” in Architecture as a Performing Art, ed. Gray Read & Marcia Feuerstein. London: Routledge, 2013
  16. “Ensemble Performances: Architects and Justice in Athenian Drama” in Architecture and Justice: Judicial Meanings in the Public Realm, ed. Nicholas Temple, Jonathan Simon and Renee Tobe. London: Routledge, 2013
  • President, Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), 2022-2024 
  • Registered Architect in Ontario, Manitoba and New York State
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba (external link) 
  • Associate Dean, PhD Design & Planning Program Chair, and Co-op Academic Liaison, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (2017-2023)
  • Executive Member, Building Equality in Architecture (BEA)-Prairies 
  • Working group member, Rise for Architecture, 2017-2023