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Amy Falkner

Contract Instructor

Amy Falkner, OAA, is an architect and has spent most of her career with the urban design Departments of the City of Toronto and the City of Ottawa, working on capital projects, policy and development review. She helped launch the Urban Design Awards program in Toronto and spearheaded the Ottawa Urban Design Awards program in 2002 (through 2016), to promote and celebrate urban design of quality in the nation’s capital.

Within the private sector, Falkner worked in Brussels for Les Archives d’Architecture Moderne and participated with an urban action group involved in preserving Brussels architecture. She has also worked in the Caribbean designing and building custom homes.

Falkner was awarded a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, a Toronto Urban Design Award, and team achievement awards for Ottawa’s Downtown Design Review Pilot Project and the Urban Design Awards Program.


United Nations International School – NYC

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Environmental Design – Queen’s University

Bachelor of Architecture – Technical University of Nova Scotia


ARCU 3303 – Urbanism Studio 1: Urbanism in the Core