Ted Kesik

Professor - Architecture


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Mass Timber Buildings, Building Performance Measurement and Verification


Professor of building science in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. His career has focused on the integration of professional practice, research and teaching. Dr. Kesik entered the construction industry in 1974 and has since gained extensive experience in various aspects of building enclosure design, energy modeling, quality assurance, commissioning, performance verification, and building systems integration. Professor Kesik’s research interests include resilience, sustainability, durability, high performance buildings, life cycle assessment and building performance simulation. He is also associated with the Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (gritlab) at U of T where he has guided research on modeling the cooling effects of green roofs/walls on buildings. His current research involves the development of design guidelines for low-carbon buildings that are resilient and sustainable within the context of climate change and globalization. Dr. Kesik continues to practice as a consulting engineer to leading architectural offices, forward thinking enterprises and progressive government agencies. He remains actively involved in technical organizations and is the author of numerous books, studies, reports and articles related to his areas of research and professional practice.

Research Areas

Resilience and Sustainability

Cities of Focus