John Savill will speak in Architecture and Design Now at 6:15pm on Nov 21, 2012 in Room M1040

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 6:15pm - 9:00pm


 John Savill is a Lethbridge architect who owns and operates Savill Group Architecture and the Trianon
Gallery. He has been designing since 1972 when John and two friends formed a design build
company called the '38 Mothers' in Vancouver, B.C.

Over the past 25 years many talented people have worked with John and created various
forms of architectural drawings. The introduction of computers and new printing technology
has had a significant impact on how the drawings are produced and exchanged.

Interested in the evolution of architectural drawings with the advent of computers Savill
developed an exhibit “ ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING : AN EVOLUTION ” .
Producing the exhibit developed more questions than answers. What are the purposes of
architectural drawings? Has the drawing process fundamentally changed how
architectural projects are realized? Has the computer made drawing faster, easier or
more accessible to clients. Is technical drawing an art? Has moving from manual drawing
to computers changed the art ? Is manual drawing still relevant? These and many more
earth shattering questions that interest this aging architect will be explored in the lecture.