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LIACAS, Natalie Salkauskis

Born
Lithuania, 1936
Biography synopsis
Natalie Salkauskis Liacas fled to Germany with her family (1945-49) and immigrated to Canada in 1949. With a B.Arch. (1960) from the University of Toronto, she worked in the Toronto architectural firms of Gilleland and Janiss (1960-61), Pentland and Baker (1961-63), and Eero Saarinen and Associates in Connecticut (1963-65). Returning to Toronto Liacas worked for the architectural offices of Raymond Moriyama (1965-67), and Shore and Moffat (1967-69) before joining the Design Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Government Services (1969-94). Throughout her career her drawing talent equipped her to work on design teams. In 1959 she was the first female student to receive an award from the OAA, and also won the Colonna of Canada Ltd Prize in 1957-58. Her design projects for the government included the Staff Development Centre, Barrie (1970); Ontario Camp Leadership Centre, Haliburton (1972); Veterinary Laboratory; Daycare Centres; Ontario Pavilion, International Garden and Greenery, the provincial entry for Expo 90 in Osaka; and Travel Centres for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism. The design prototype of the Centres was modified for different locations, but unified by a common visual identity. Following retirement from the government, Liacas worked as a planning and design consultant. (I Puchalski)
Media used
Architecture
Education
University of Toronto, 1955 - 1960
Memberships
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), 1963
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
University of Toronto, ON - Archives and Records Management Services
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Burr Sees Red Over Tourist Centre Design." Windsor Star 28 June 1988: A3.
"Natalie Salkauskis, U. of T. Architecture Student Won Prize at Ontario Architects' Convention (photo)" Globe & Mail 9 Feb. 1959:10.
"New Vet Lab 'a milestone', says Minister." Brighton Independent 16 Oct. 1985.
"News from the Institute: Prizes and Awards." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 35.7 (July 1958): 282.
"Ray Raps Design of Tourist Information Centres." Windsor Star 23 Dec. 1986: A3.
"Reports Ontario." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 36.3 (March 1959): 94.
Coleman, Thomas.. "A $2 Million Place to Get Away from the Telephone: Secluded Spa for People of the Government." Globe & Mail 19 July 1973: 41.
Grierson, Joan and the For the Record Committee, eds. For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008.
Joynes, Jennifer R. "Women in the Architectural Profession." Habitat 2.4 (Jul/Aug 1959): 2-6.
Joynes, Jennifer R. "Women in the Architectural Profession." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 36.9 (Sept 1959): 320-321.
Rennie, Gary.. "Design Squabble Threatens Future of Tourist Centre." Windsor Star 16 July 1987: A3.
University of Toronto. For the Record: Ontario Women Graduates in Architecture, 1920-1960. Exhibition. 1986.

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