MEMBER AT LARGE
MRAIC, IDC, AIC, CAPS
Vivian Lo is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, healthcare design consultant, international conference planner, advisor, and artist. She has a diverse background in journalism, medical sciences, public health, as well as healthcare capital planning, policy, architecture and interior design.
Vivian has over 25 years of progressive healthcare design experience and increasing responsibilities which includes working for the provincial government, including Treasury Board Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, for over 10 years specializing in developing Canadian healthcare facilities design standards, including hospitals and LTC homes. She has been a member of several Steering Committees for Healthcare Facilities Design, committee member of the Ontario Association of Architects, the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, and the Canada Green Building Council, as well as conference committee of 2013 International Union of Architects Public Health Group Congress and Design & Health World Congress in 2014. She is also the special advisor and director of panel discussions for the international LivABLE Environment Conference since 2019.
Besides, being an executive committee of CSRC since the organization established in 2011, she is one of the founding Directors and the Special Projects Editor of The Right Angle Journal since 2016. She is also an appointed committee member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Long-Term Care Design Working Group Committee, Scarborough-Agincourt Senior Advisory Council for Jean Yip (Member of Parliament), and Building Advisory Committee of the Carefirst Campus of Care and Long-Term Care Home.
Concurrently, for over 25 years, Vivian has been a journalist in printing, broadcasting, and electronic media, as well as producing commercials, infomercials and television documentaries in Canada and China – focusing on international affairs, health, city developments, arts and design issues, as well as coordinating and leading panel discussions and educational seminars connecting professionals/subject matter experts and sponsors/ partners of different disciplines and sectors together to create mutually valuable in-person and virtual events.
Vivian received the 2021 COVID-19 Humanitarian Service Medal for her healthcare design and community involvement in Ontario. She is also a 2018 University of Toronto Arbor Award recipient and has maintained close ties with universities, including U of T and OCADU, actively engaging with graduate and undergraduate students through thesis reviews and mentorship programs of various faculties.