Sharon Vattay, Ph.D., CAHP, is an architectural historian who brings to GBCA a diverse set of skills offering expertise in the assessment and management of heritage resources. Prior to joining GBCA as an Associate in 2008, Sharon was a Heritage Planner (in the cities of Hamilton and Vaughan) and Lecturer at the University of Toronto. Within the practice, Sharon is responsible for archival research, document analysis, report writing, applying conservation standards and developing mitigative strategies (all in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada). Her professional experience is leveraged to help guide our clients through municipal and provincial heritage approvals. Sharon’s knowledge in materials research goes beyond the application of conservation principles to the projects she directs at GBCA, and her passion has led to developing technical skills in hands on masonry projects in Europe and the United States.
As part of her commitment to the field, Sharon teaches at the University of Victoria (British Columbia) in the Cultural Resource Management Program and has published and presented papers on architectural history and preservation practice. She is an active member of a number of allied organizations, such as the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Association of Preservation Technology, and is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.