Ken is a retired architect, artist, writer, educator and a long-time resident of Mississauga. After completing his bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Waterloo in 1980 he practiced architecture in the private sector with various architectural firms in the GTA for 10 years before joining Sheridan College in 1990 as a professor of Architectural Technology.
In his early professional career, he was the architectural representative on site for the construction of Pickering City Hall, Scarborough YMCA and the Koffler Institute and was on the design teams for the Baycrest and Scarborough Centenary Hospitals. As part of a team with the Barrier-Free Design Centre, Snell co-authored The Sourcebook: Architectural Guidelines for Barrier-Free Design and embarked on a province-wide tour educating architects about designing residences for disabled clients. More recently he was the author of “Juxt-Suppose: A Graphic Definition of the Creative Process” and “Towards a New Paradigm in Architectural Education” both are published in the online repository SOURCE: Sheridan Scholarly Output, Research, and Creative Excellence. A series of his architectural poems, drawings and photographs were included in the recently published inaugural printed portfolio of Sheridan’s School of Architectural Technician/Technology. This volume celebrates achievements of Sheridan’s architectural faculty and students. Ken looks forward to contributing to this year’s In-Situ Multi-Arts Festival at the Small Arms Inspection Building.