About the Author
George Baird is an architect and architectural theorist who has worked in Canada, the United States and Europe. Baird received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto, and carried out postgraduate research at University College, London. He is a founding partner in the Toronto architectural and urban design firm of Baird/Sampson/Neuert Architects Inc. which has completed many acclaimed projects. He has taught at major institutions in North America and Europe and lectured extensively throughout the world. Baird served as Dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and director of the MArch I (professional) and MArch II (post-professional) degree programs at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge. His past publications include Alvar Aalto (1971), The Space of Appearance (2003), and of Meaning in Architecture (1968) co-edited with Charles Jencks.