Alum Joseph Yau is making his mark on Canadian skylines

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New College graduate Joseph Yau may be the perfect person to help design the Ādisōke Central Library in Ottawa.

After all, Yau earned his honours bachelor of arts with majors in English literature and architectural studies in 2006 as a member of New College — and that was after assembling Lego skyscrapers in his parents’ basement as a child.

“Yeah, you could talk symbolically about the structure of narrative and that you’re building a story,” laughs Yau, who also earned his master of architecture from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in 2011. “But I really just love books and architecture.”

Read more about Yau’s work on the Ādisōke Central Library on Arts & Science News