PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
- architecture and landscape
- innovative building processes
- rethinking technology
- social aspects of architectural technology
- public interest design
- BSc, McGill University
- BArch, McGill University
- PhD, Lehigh University
- ARCH 3207: Building Technology
- ARCH 3302: Professional Practice
- ARCH 5011: Coastal Studio
- ARCH 5113: Technology, Culture, and Society
- ARCH 5218: Site and Material Processes
- ARCH 6002: Free Lab
- ARCH 9012: MArch Thesis I
Research / Practice Interests
Dr. Cavanagh’s research focuses on the design and construction of innovative building prototypes appropriate to the coastal communities of Nova Scotia. He studies the history of innovation in construction technology and its influence on building design. He is founder of the design/build exchange for North American and European schools of architecture.
- Cavanagh, Ted. Feature on lamella dining pavilion, Ross Creek Arts Centre. Canadian Architect 56, no. 1 (2011): 34–7.
- Cavanagh, Ted. "Diverse Designing: Sorting Out Function and Intention in Artifacts." In Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture, ed. Peter Kroes, Pieter de Vermaas, Andrew Light, and Steven A. Moore, 301–15. Dordrecht: Springer, 2008.
- Cavanagh, Ted. "Oliver Smith, Housewright and Itinerant Architect." In American Architects and their Books, 1840–1915, ed. Kenneth Hafertepe and James F. O'Gorman, 31–62. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
- Cavanagh, Ted, and Richard Kroeker. "Revaluing Wood." In Sustainable Architectures, ed. Simon Guy and Steven A. Moore, 123–44. New York: Spon Press, 2005.
- Cavanagh, Ted, and Alison Evans. "No Here There: Designing No Place." Architectural Design 74, no. 2 (2004): 20–5.
Selected Built Works
- Design-build of camera obscura, Cheverie, NS, 2011–12
- Design-build of dining pavilion, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS, 2010
- Community project, design-build, bunkhouses, children's fine arts camp, Cheticamp, NS, 2006; with Roger Mullin and Peter Sassenroth
- Community project, design-build children's theatre, Cheticamp, NS, 2004; with Richard Kroeker, Roger Mullin, and Alden Neufeld
- Renovation to sawmill, programming of museum and wood research facility, National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 2004
Selected Honours and Awards
- Total value of grants: $3,550,650.
- Partner, Erasmus Mundi Action 3, Technische Universität Berlin (2013–16)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Grant (2013–20); Research/Creation Grants in Fine Arts (2005–8 and 2011–14)
- Nova Scotia Department of Tourism: Destination Development Grant (2010); Canada Council: Inter-Arts Program, Creation/Production Grants (2006–7)
- Cavanagh, Ted, and Alison Evans. dXa silver, Globe and Mail award, best urban design in Canada (2006)
- Cavanagh, Ted, Richard Kroeker, and Roger Mullin. Lieutenant Governor Masterwork, Nova Scotia (2006); collaborative practice, ACSA, Salt Lake City; dXa gold, National Post award, best building in Canada (2005)
Current Service Activities
- Conference organizer and co-chair, ACSA Regional Conference, Halifax (2014)
- Public lecture at Oxford Brookes University (2013)
- Advisor to provincial governments on cultural policy and to the Canada Council for the Arts on strategies for the Venice Biennale