Jury and design teams

The following teams were chosen to provide design proposals for the Memorial.

  • Team space2place: Jeff Cutler, landscape architect (Vancouver, BC) and Ken Lum, artist (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Team Mills: Karen Mills and Ben Mills, public art consultants; Silvano Tardella and Robert M. S. Ng, landscape architects; Jordan Söderberg Mills, artist (all from Toronto, ON); Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier, artists (London, U.K.)
  • Team Moskaliuk: Wiktor Moskaliuk, architect (Markham, ON); Claire Bedat, landscape architect (Washington, D.C.); Larysa Kurylas, artist (Washington, D.C.)
  • Team Raff: Paul Raff, artist and architect; Michael A. Ormston-Holloway, designer and certified arborist; Brett Hoornaert, landscape architect; Luke Kairys, landscape architect (all from Toronto, ON)
  • Team Reich+Petch Architects: Tony Reich, architect (Toronto, ON); Catherine Widgery, artist (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Matthew Sweig, landscape architect (Toronto, ON)

The designs will be evaluated by a jury comprising design professionals and content specialists:

  • Larry Beasley, CM is the retired director of planning for the City of Vancouver and currently the Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia.
  • Ruth Derksen is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and a first-generation Canadian of Russian Mennonite descent. Dr. Derksen holds a PhD in the philosophy of language.
  • Ludwik Klimkowski is the President of Moneyweb Financial, a financial planning and investment service and serves as Chair of Tribute to Liberty and is Vice-President of the Canadian Polish Congress for Canadian Affairs.
  • Ted Merrick is the director of the design studio at Ferris + Associates and a founder of the acclaimed Winter Stations Design Competition in Toronto that reimagines lifeguard stations with temporary public art.
  • Alexandra Badzak is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Art Gallery, where she is leading a major gallery expansion project. Ms. Badzak previously worked for ten years at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon.
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