John McMinn RAIC BA AA Dipl
John McMinn while practicing architecture with McMinn + Janzen Studio is also an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. He studied at the Architectural Association and at McGill University. He has taught and lectured at many schools of architecture in Europe and North America. In practice he focuses on finely crafted small scale commercial as well as residential architecture both in urban and rural contexts, espousing a philosophy that eschews the production of luxury architectural icons and stresses efficient use of resources. He is also a frequent curator of exhibitions on architecture, and has published widely in journals on contemporary Canadian architecture and written books on the cultural dimensions of contemporary sustainable architecture, 41º to 66º: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada, with Marco Polo, and on Canada’s leading engineering practice, Yolles: A Canadian Engineering Legacy, with Beth Kapusta. His exhibition Architecture in Canada, Region, Culture and Tectonics, co-curated with Marco Polo (Ryerson University) represented Canada at the 2008 Venice Biennale for Architecture.