Candace Iron

Professor (Partial-Load)
Humber College, Toronto
Participates in 2 items
Candace Iron holds a PhD in Humanities from York University, Toronto, Canada. Although she specializes in 19th-century religious architecture in Canada, much of her current research relates to the adaptive reuse of buildings between religious traditions. She first became interested in the adaptive reuse of religious architecture while working as an Architectural Historian at the Ontario Heritage Trust, where she helped develop and implement the Ontario's Places of Worship website and database.
Candace is currently a Partial-Load Professor of Liberal Studies at Humber College, Toronto, where she teaches courses in religious history and aesthetic theory. Additionally, Candace is the Vice-President of Membership of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. Candace has presented more than 30 scholarly papers at national and international conferences and has published several chapters and articles dealing with church architecture in Canada, adaptive reuse, and architectural theory.

Refereed Contributions:
Chapters in books: Iron, Candace. "Adapting Pugin's True Principles to Canada: William Hay's Architectural Theory." Gothic Revival Worldwide: AWN Pugin's Global Influence. (2016) Leuven: KADOC (55-63). 
Iron, Candace. "Religion to Religion: A Case Study for the Adaptive Reuse of Church Buildings by Non-Christian Religious Groups in Ontario, Canada." Le Devenir Des Églises: Patrimonialisation Ou Disparition. Ed. Jean-Sébastien Sauvé and Thomas Coomans. Québec: Presses De L'Université Du Québec, 2014. (93-113).
Refereed Contributions:
Articles in scholarly refereed journals: "Henry Langley's Catholic Church Commissions: adapting Charles Borromeo's Instructiones to the Gothic Revival in Canada." Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. 38.1 (2013): 47-58.
“Why Such an Odd Plan? Milton Earl Beebe’s St. Thomas Anglican Church, St. Catharines, Ontario.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. 31.2 (2006): 11-22.
“Thomas John Rutley: A Presbyterian Church Designer.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. 30.2 (2005): 39-46. Forthcoming Contributions (accepted):Iron, Candace. "Scott-to-Hay-to-Langley: The 19th-century Apprenticeship System and the Creation of a Gothic Revival Architectural Lineage in Canada." Medieval Gothic Architecture and Its Revivals. Ed. Candice Bogdanski and Malcolm Thurlby. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, forthcoming. (23 pages).
Non-Refereed Contributions (Articles co-authored with Malcolm Thurlby):
“Two Heritage Churches in Dundas, Part 2: Knox Presbyterian Church.” Raise the Hammer. (August 20, 2010).
“Two Heritage Churches in Dundas, Part 1: St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church.” Raise the Hammer. (July 30, 2010).
“John G. Howard's St James's Anglican Church, Dundas.” Raise the Hammer. (July 11, 2010).
“Gothic Traditions and Ontario Churches.” Heritage Matters Magazine. (September 2009): 22-23.
"St. John’s Anglican Church, Ancaster: An Architectural History." Raise the Hammer. (November 27, 2007).
Non-Refereed Contributions: Book Reviews
"A Review of Barry Magrill's, A Commerce of Taste: Church Architecture in Canada, 1867-1914." Letters in Canada 2012 83.2, n.pag.

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