Stephen Teeple is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Stephen established Teeple Architects Inc. in 1989 and in the intervening years has been awarded significant honours for his contribution to Canadian architecture. His current work explores the cultural dimension of sustainability in design — research that formulates a provocation for rethinking the art of architecture. Environmentally conscious design is an integral consideration in the formulation of the architectural idea of each project as well as the spatial experience embodied in the completed work. Stephen has extensive teaching experience and is recognized as a prominent architectural critic.