Photos by KTCHN Photography


Kristen Gagnon, M.Arch, MRAIC, PhD Candidate


Kristen Gagnon received her B.A.S and M.Arch degrees from Carleton University, and is a PhD Candidate in architecture – exploring the role and authority of the popular architecture critic, within architectural decision making.

Currently, Kristen is working as a Program Officer at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), having previously spent time at the National Capital Commission, Doors Open Ottawa, and as the Project Manager for the New Paradigm / New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada SSHRC-funded partnership grant.

Kristen is also the architecture editor for Spacing magazine, and has been published in Canadian Architect, Building, Canadian Interiors, Award, ArchDaily, and 150 Stories, among others. She has presented her research internationally and has taught both design and academic courses at the Azrieli School or Architecture + Urbanism.

Kristen founded POP // CAN // CRIT in 2016 as a part of her PhD project of architecture and is fascinated by all things related to the evaluation, communication and promotion of architecture.

IG: @kristenJgagnon
Twitter: @kristenJgagnon
LinkedIn: Kristen Gagnon

Brynne Campbell, M.Arch, PhD Candidate


Brynne Campbell is a PhD Candidate with the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University as well as a Program Officer for Practice Support and Syllabus Registrar at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Her academic research focuses on the Canadian Architecture profession’s historical use and understanding of marketing, as discussed through professional journals and resources.

Brynne organized POP // CAN // CRIT 2017: Marketing and Promotion of Architecture in Canada at the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada as a part of her PhD project of architecture and is now co-organizer of the annual symposium.

Brynne has a Masters of Architecture and Bachelors of Architectural Studies from the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism in Ottawa, Canada. She has previously worked as an intern architect, marketing coordinator, and social media coordinator within the architecture field.

IG: @campbell_brynne
Twitter: @campbell_brynne
LinkedIn: Brynne Campbell