Brock Klassen is a graduate of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture. With extensive experience working in Winnipeg and Montreal, Brock brings an exceptional ability to translate ideas into sophisticated and accurate models. He applies his expertise in design development, working drawings, and such software as Revit, Rhino 3D, and AutoCAD to work for Republic’s clients and user groups.

Brock is driven by sustainable development and seeks ecological and sustainable solutions. He has worked extensively on a number of competitions and volunteer projects, nationally and internationally. He is inspired by the desire to fuse architecture with a sense of playfulness and delight. Brock’s favourite projects are those that involve pushing boundaries, innovation, and research. He also enjoys travel and literature and the window on built and human connections they offer.

'Hollowed' Halls

Brock lists the now-abandoned Place des Nations, built in Montréal for Expo 67, as his favourite building; and eventually, he would like to visit the half-finished and partially abandoned National Art Schools in Cuba.

A Duchampion of the Arts

If he could have dinner with one person, living or dead, Brock would choose to have it with Marcel Duchamp. As part of their riveting dinner conversation, he would ask him to explain the Readymades in his own words. This may not be surprising to those who know about Brock's tattoo of Duchamp's bicycle wheel, located on his leg.

Theory of Architectural Evolution

When asked what he thinks the next big thing in architecture might be, he writes, 'In time I think we will realize it is better economically, environmentally and culturally to reuse and adapt existing buildings to current needs rather than to build new.'