Earlier this week, Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee was informed by letter that all of the architects that were members of the Downtown Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel had resigned. The panel was established in 2005 to peer review design of new developments in the downtown area.
Metro quoted Rick MacEwen, a resigning member of the panel as saying
Councillors have consistently ignored the city’s official plan by accepting cheap and easy designs for new buildings……
To read more about why the panel resigned go to the [SOURCE: Metro – Design lost on city says architect]
CBC News – 7 architects resign from city’s design review panel