Shed of the year 2010 judge: Lloyd Alter

I welcome back Lloyd Alter as a judge for Shed of the year 2010.


Lloyd is senior writer for and has written for Azure Magazine, Inhabitat, the Huffington Post and Planet Green. He teaches sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design, and is President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.

In the course of his earlier work as an architect and a real estate developer, Lloyd became convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better.

“That’s why I love sheds so much, they are such a great demonstration about how to do more with less, to make small spaces work well, and to experiment. And why Shed Week is so remarkable; to see such an explosion of creativity from such a broad spectrum of people, truly Architecture without Architects, as Rudofsky called it.”

He joins our other great shed judges – now all we need is you to a add shedload of more great sheds to join the great ones so far.

By Andrew Wilcox

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