Anyone with an interest in Ontario’s built and cultural landscapes! Architectural conservation requires the skills and knowledge of many fields, including architecture, history, cultural studies, urban planning, photography, interior design, landscape architecture, art history, sustainable design,  archaeology, civil engineering, museum studies, geography, architectural theory, conservation studies, and more.



Networking: Networking plays a key role in developing your career in conservation, and NextGen aims to expand on these opportunities as much as possible. Connecting you to established professionals in the industry to learn more about your career path, as well as connecting you with community members who share your interests.

Exclusive Events: NextGen events provide unique opportunities for members to gain hands on experience, make connections, and learn. We host two large annual events, a Design Charrette and Job Shadow Program, as well as smaller events throughout the year such as pub nights, lectures, tours, and more.

Community Engagement: Be a part of a community of like-minded, passionate, individuals who want to protect our structures and culture. We’ll make sure your never restricted from connecting with others based on your location by posting frequently on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about local initiatives, at risk buildings, architecture=-related events, and more.

Get Published: Publish your work and research in ACORN magazine and our newsletter.

Job Postings: We want to make sure our passionate and talented members are able to enter to professional industry successfully, so we’re always on the lookout for job postings across Ontario that are relevant to architecture and culture, and share them on Facebook.

Mentorship: Members have the opportunity to organize events under the ACO NextGen banner. Whether you’d like to host a talk and tour to promote research you’ve pursued, or are interested in gaining valuable leadership and volunteer skills with a non-profit, the NextGen Executive Team can provide support to bring your event ideas to realty.

Heritage News: It can be difficult staying up-to-date on all the heritage news in Ontario, so we’ll find articles for you and share them on Facebook and Twitter.