George Thomas Kapelos, OAA FRAIC, is an architect, urban planner and professor in Canada at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). He studied architecture and urbanism at Princeton University, and holds a Masters of City Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Masters of Architecture from Yale University.
He is the past president of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, and the past chair of the Toronto Society of Architects.
He has published on a wide range of topics in architectural history, design pedagogy, urbanism and contemporary environmental design. His architectural research focuses on post-war modernity. His book and exhibition, Competing Modernisms (Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2015), explored the impact of the 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square Competition on national architectural culture. He is a contributing author to the book, Canadian Modern Architecture 1967 to the Present (Princeton Architectural Press 2019), writing a chapter on institutional architecture in Canada over the past five decades.
He is currently examining the role of photography in the preservation of Newfoundland’s vernacular architectural heritage.