In Art & Design | By Fogo Island Inn | March 8, 2018

The Architect: Todd Saunders in Residence

Returning just in time for Fogo Island Inn’s 5th birthday month, Newfoundland-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders will be in residence at Fogo Island Inn from May 18-21, 2018. After completing work on the Inn at one of the four corners of the Earth, Saunders has gone on to lead architectural projects around the rest of the globe, with a practice that includes both private and public clients.

Now, he returns to his home province of Newfoundland to reconnect with Fogo Island Inn’s guests and staff, as well as the singular community that has been behind the Inn’s success from conceptualization through construction and half a decade’s worth of successful operations. Guests at the Inn during Todd’s residence will be invited to meet and speak with Todd about his work and his practice, hear talks from the architect in the Inn’s cinema, join guided architecture walks, and uncover the deeper set of ideas and values that led to the seemingly improbable realization of these modern structures in rural Newfoundland.

Saunders Architecture is based in Bergen, Norway and is about to open offices in London, Toronto, and New York. Todd Saunders has completed projects in over 10 different countries and continues to be commissioned all over the world to make architecture in vast natural spaces. His first project in Ontario, Canada has commenced on Lake Rosseau and several projects are currently under construction on the edge of Banff, Alberta.

For an off-island preview of Todd Saunders’ reflections on the past ten years of his pioneering projects, the public is also invited to a talk at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m.:

More information on Fogo Island Inn's The Architect: Todd Saunders in Residence weekend can be explored here: