Monday, April 16, 2007

Trevor Boddy Biography

Vancouver-based critic and curator Trevor Boddy has written on architecture and cities for The Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times and design magazines globally. His Vancouver column entitled “DWELLING” appears Fridays in The Globe and Mail, and at A contributing editor to Seattle’s Arcade and Toronto’s Canadian Architect magazines, his architectural criticism has earned the 2001 Western Magazine Award for arts writing, and Boddy was named co-winner of the 2003 Jack Webster Journalism Award for civic reporting.

A native Edmontonian, Trevor Boddy has degrees in Arts from the U. of A. and architecture from the U of Calgary. His first book Modern Architecture in Alberta was Canada’s first study of the evolution of modernism in a regional context. His independent critical monograph The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal was named “Alberta Book of the Year” and short-listed for the International Union of Architects prize for best book of architectural criticism published worldwide, and his essay “Underground and Overhead: Building the Analogous City” was included in the collection Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End of Public Space, named “One of the most important books of 1992" by the Voice Literary Supplement. His career retrospective major exhibition “Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens” is currently touring nationally, and for UBC’s Museum of Anthropology he recently curated the exhibition-as-event “A Dialogue of Cities,” a global gathering of architecture critics. Contact at

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