Brigitte Luzar is a designer, researcher and educator, whose practice focuses on environmental and human health as it relates to the built environment. Her design approach is grounded in a strong appreciation for building science and materiality, of both new and existing building technologies and sustainable practice. As an advocate for an active, healthy lifestyle, she promotes the integration of health research findings into current practice to achieve personal and community well-being.
Prior to starting her own practice, she worked in the offices of Third Uncle Design and Kohn Shnier Architects with whom she executed a number of projects, recognized for their innovative strategies, by the Governor General, the OAA, and the Design Exchange. This includes the Prefab Cottage for Two Families and The Umbra Concept Store for which she developed the exterior cladding system. She received a Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Toronto as well as a Visual Arts and Technical diploma from Sheridan College. She has taught at University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and Ryerson DoAS.