April 17, 2015
by Canadian Architect
A Winnipeg expert in biomedical facilities, the head of Montreal’s international district, the designer of a major Newfoundland cultural space, and a Toronto leader who contributed to the Evergreen Brick Works are among the Canadian architects to be named 2015 Fellows.
The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria include design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution or distinguished service to the profession or the community.
Representing Canada coast to coast, the 36 new Fellows come from Halifax, Fredericton, St. John’s, Montreal, Ottawa, Windsor, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
They include: Scott Stirton of Winnipeg, whose projects include the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health in Winnipeg and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia; Clément Demers of Montreal, professor in urban planning at the Université de Montréal and general director of Quartier international de Montréal, a renewal project that has won 31 awards; Philip Pratt of St. John’s, architect for The Rooms in St. John’s (housing the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum); and Pat Hanson of Toronto, architect of the Museum of Inuit Art and co-designer of the landscape master plan for the Evergreen Brick Works and June Callwood Park, all in Toronto.
Fellows will be inducted at the College of Fellows Convocation, which takes place during the Festival of Architecture in Calgary from June 3-6, 2015. The Festival is organized by the RAIC in partnership with the Alberta Association of Architects.
In addition, a prominent Canadian social entrepreneur and a Greek architect, both employing design for social change, will receive Honourary Fellowships at the Festival: Zita Cobb is the founder of the Shorefast Foundation, which uses architecture, art, design, craft and food to invigorate the economy and culture of Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland; Vassilis Sgoutas is an architect from Athens who, during his tenure as president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), focused on barrier-free design and poverty in the developing world.
The full list of 2015 Fellows is as follows:
George Anthony Cotaras, FRAIC, Halifax
Barbara A.W. Nicholson, FRAIC, Fredericton
Susan Anne Mansel Fitzgerald, FRAIC, Halifax
Philip Pratt, FRAIC, St. John’s
Christopher Young, FRAIC, Halifax
Clément Demers, FIRAC, Montreal
Sylvie Perrault, FIRAC, Montreal
Annmarie Adams, FRAIC, Montreal
Graham Murfitt, FRAIC, Ottawa
Robert Matthews, FRAIC, Ottawa
Martin Pierre Tite, FRAIC, Ottawa
Vladimir A. Popovic, FRAIC, Ottawa
Yew-Thong Leong, FRAIC, Toronto
Anthony Mancini, FRAIC, Toronto
Thomas Tillmann, FRAIC, London
Richard Witt, FRAIC, Toronto
Giuseppina (Pina) Petricone, FRAIC, Toronto
Pat Hanson, FRAIC, Toronto
Margaret Graham, FRAIC, Toronto
Mary Jane Finlayson, FRAIC, Toronto
Jonathon Soules, FRAIC, Toronto
Jaroslav L. Glos, FRAIC, Windsor
Heather Dubbeldam, FRAIC, Toronto
David Moore, FRAIC, Toronto
Charles Hazell, FRAIC, Toronto
W. Carson Woods, FRAIC, Toronto
Ajon Moriyama, FRAIC, Toronto
Scott Stirton, FRAIC, Winnipeg
Bernard Flaman, FRAIC, Regina
Gene Dub, FRAIC, Edmonton
Amir Hemani, FRAIC, Calgary
Richard John Isaac, FRAIC, Edmonton
Mark Chambers, FRAIC, Calgary
Nicholas John Bevanda, FRAIC, Vancouver
Noel Arthur Edwin Best, FRAIC, Vancouver
Susan Gushe, FRAIC, Vancouver
For more information, please visit www.raic.org.