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Dima Cook is a Heritage Conservation Architect, a Senior Associate at Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet (FGMDA), and the Director of their Toronto office. She has 20 years of experience working in a wide range of contexts: from urban to arctic settings; from large to small scale projects; and from heritage restoration to new construction. She has authored numerous heritage studies including the “Historic Structures Report of Old City Hall”, the “Cultural Heritage Assessment of University of Toronto St. George Campus”, and the “Heritage Conservation District Study of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood”. Her recent projects include the revitalization of Union Station and the restoration of Fort Frederick, both National Historic Sites.

Dima was a founding member of Habitat for Humanity’s Montreal chapter working with the organization for many years before pursuing a Master’s degree in Project Management. She is developing a specialty in the restoration, operation and maintenance of existing buildings using sustainable practices that reduce environmental impact, and has recently peer reviewed the “Illustrated Guidelines for Sustainable Rehabilitation”. She is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and a co-chair of the Climate Change Group on their Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation. Dima was a member of the 2012 Lee Nelson Book Award jury, recognizing outstanding and influential publications in the field of preservation technology.

Dima is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, the Quebec Association of Architects and a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional.