Photo of Jeremy Bowes
Photo of Jeremy Bowes
Jeremy Bowes
Faculty of Design, Graduate Studies
416-977-6000, Ext. 1393

Area(s) of Expertise

Interior Architecture, Architecture and Systems,", design methodology, Systems Design Thinking & Approaches


Jeremy Bowes is a tenured Professor in Design at OCAD University, and teaches in the Environmental Design program, and the Strategic Foresight and innovation graduate program. He has 35 years of experience as an interior, and architectural designer. He has operated his own design office since 1987, and has pursued a variety of design work from film and television studios, interior and architectural design, to exhibit and furniture design. His current practice encompasses residential design; small urban infill, cottage and rural residential projects, with a focus on new sustainable methods, constructional systems and materials. Jeremy has served in numerous administrative capacities, most recently as an assistant dean in the faculty of design, and as a chair of the Environmental Design program. He is also a course leader in the Strategic Foresight and innovation Masters of design graduate program, and an advisor to Slab. His research centres around sustainable living design approaches for habitat dwellings, building on past architectural housing experience, and systems design background. Key areas of research are minimal residential habitat design, sustainable prefabrication, material constructional system methods, and integrated living systems within architectural, urban and rural ecologies.


Graduate School of Architecture, Syracuse University, New York, 1983, MARCH, Housing Theory & Applications,–Environmental Design (Interior / Industrial Design), Ontario College of Art & Design, 1979, AOCA,'systems Design, Faculty Of Architecture & Engineering, University of waterloo, 1975-77, Systems Design Theory

Professional Experience

Academic Appointments 2008-11 OCADU MDES SFI Program, IAMDES Advisor, Sustainability Office, 2007-08 Assistant Dean,Design,OCAD, 2004-08 Chair Environmental Design, 1987- 2003 OCAD–Professor, ED,ID,1st Yr, & Liberal Studies, 1998 OCA Summer Outreach, 1994-95 OCA–Acad. Restructuring Team, 1992-94 OCA–Acad. Computer Centre Coordinator, 1987-95–OCA–CoChair Environmental Design Selected Industry Experience 1987-2011 Jeremy Bowes Associates,Toronto, 2004-05 Arcop Group Architects & Planners,Toronto, 1991-2004 V+P Architects & Planners,Toronto, 1990-1991 Burgener LaChappelle Kilpatrick Architects, Toronto,Calgary, 1987-89 Kilpatrick Architects Limited,Calgary, 1984-87 Barton Myers Associates,Toronto,Los Angeles, 1983-84 Hamilton Kemp Architects,Toronto, 1982 –Architetti Schnebli & Associatti,Ticino,Suisse, 1978-81"Marshall Macklin Monaghan & Cansult international,Don Mills,Ontario – –

Selected Exhibitions

Professional Exhibitions 1997 Canadian Architects Exposition, Royal Canadian Academy of arts, Alliance project with V+P Architects, OAA, Toronto, 1997 The Alex Wilson Community Garden Competition, Toronto, V+P Architects, Design Exchange Gallery, 1995 Seaton Urban Planning Design Exercise, Sala Gallery, School of Architecture, University of Toronto, 1994 The Laugh Competition, UCLA Exhibit Gallery, Los Angeles, 1993 Streetscape Master Plan Proposal, City of Woodstock Town Hall, 1990 Aids Memorial Competition for Cawthra Park, 519 Church Street Community Centre, 1983 Soling Manhattan Tower Competition, Architecture Institute Gallery, New York, 1983 Housing - Graduate Student Thesis, Slocum Hall, Syracuse University School of Architecture Selected Curated Exhibitions 2009, REThink, REImagine, REDesign: Rethinking Models of Consumption, Great Hall Gallery, OCAD,–2008, ED3D, Infill Residential Project Work, Great Hall Gallery, OCAD, and URBANSCAPE Gallery, Toronto,–2006, INFILL 37: Infill Residential Housing Studio Work, Great Hall Gallery, OCAD, –2000, THE HOMELESS: Urban Visions 2000, Atrium Gallery, OCAD, HOMELESS ALTERNATIVES,–Design Exchange, Toronto,–1995, WIRED, A Virtual Gallery, Gallery 76, OCAD,–1994, ROAM-A-HOME: Relocatable Outdoor Anthropometric Minimal Home Competition, Atrium Gallery, OCAD,–1993, GENERAL ADMISSION, Performance Space at Colonial Tavern Park, Gallery 76, Toronto,–1992, LIFE in the BIG CITY: Living on Main Street, Gallery 76, Toronto,–1991, Re-Inhabiting the Urban Block: Talbot Block, Gallery 76, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario,–1990, Symposium for the Meech Lake Accord, Atrium Exhibit, Toronto

Awards \ Grants

2008, OCAD Curriculum Innovation Fund, Curriculum Development: Living Environment Design &'sustainability Minor, 2002, OCAD Professional Development Fund, The Electronic Blackboard Series,


Beaver Valley Residence, Thornbury, Ontario, 2010/11, KBARN Studio Workshop, Nogies Creek, Kawartha Lakes, 2009/10, Blackburn Residence, East Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007/09, Base Cottage Residence, Lake Rosseau, Muskoka,2005/07, Armatage Cottage Addition, Lake Salerno, Irondale,Ontario, 2005/06, Farquar Lake Cottage Residence, Wilberforce,Ontario, 2005/06, Rogers Residence, Lake Muskoka, V+P Architects,2005, Deer Point Lodge, Lake Kashagawigamog, Haliburton,Ontario, V+P Architects, 2003/04, Skeeter Camp & Residence, Bass Lake, Kawarthas,2001/02

Selected Publications

Old Buildings Given New Life, Baute, Nicole, Toronto Star, Interview, Feb.17,2009, Greening Greater Toronto, An Initiative of the Toronto City Summit Alliance, TCSA, Toronto, June 2008, Sustainability and Foresight at OCAD, Kostoff, Larisa, Sketch Magazine Interview, OCAD, Spring 2008, An Eye for Design, Chilton, David, Toronto Sun Interview, Nov.14, 2007, The Homeless, Urban Visions 2000, Vansittart, Katherine, Azure Interview, March/April 2000, Wired: A Virtual Gallery, Roncon, Teresa, City TV Arts Interview, March 1995

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

ARIDO, Member Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, 1989-2010, IDC, Member Interior Designers of Canada, 1999- 2010, MRAIC, Member Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, 1995-2000, OAA, Graduate Associate Ontario Association of Architects, 1984-2000, TSA, Member Toronto Society of Architects, 1985-2008