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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
As a dedicated urbanist, Dorsa is passionate about every aspect of the built environment.
This innate passion has led her to complete both a Bachelor of Architecture and a
Master of Urban Design. Since then, Dorsa has dedicated her life to the appreciation
and exploration of urban environments, and her professional career to the betterment
of them. Dorsa has worked in both architecture and planning firms and has completed
projects ranging from visionary city-scaled design exhibitions across North America to
conducting planning studies in California, to master plans and urban design guidelines
for developments of various scales throughout the greater Toronto area. Dorsa is known
for her strong ability to complete complex, challenging projects while maintaining a
tight focus on crucial details. In particular, Dorsa finds joy in placemaking by designing
improvements to the public realm that increase the chances of unexpected encounters.
As an advocate for vibrant and socially inclusive cities, Dorsa values meaningful
community engagement and is experienced in designing and leading engagement
processes with stakeholders from all walks of life. Dorsa is still involved with her Alma
Mater, Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto, as a guest critic for thesis reviews, and is
also involved in various mentorship programs, particularly providing mentorship to BIPOC
students in planning and urban design.