August 15, 2006
by Canadian Architect
This retrospective exhibition at Calgary’s Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts highlights the architectural career of Frederick Valentine, one of Canada’s most acclaimed architects, urban planners and designers based in Calgary. The exhibition will be featured as one of the key presentations of 2006 ArtCity Festival – from September 7 to October 28, 2006
A leading Principal, first, at CPV Architects & Engineers Ltd. and, currently at Stantec Architecture Ltd., L. Frederick Valentine, RCA, FRAIC, has been nationally recognized for projecting his vision onto the face of Calgary while enhancing the fabric of public life in the city. Creating designs that are timeless, Valentine’s work is deeply informed by structural and spatial innovations and artful problem solving.
Curated by Katherine Ylitalo, a Calgary-based art historian and independent curator, this retrospective exhibition will highlight Valentine’s prolific career in the field of architecture, urban planning and sustainable design. Featured in this exhibition are over 20 of Valentine’s most important projects, including his award winning designs for the Nova Corporate Head Office (currently Nexen), Canada Olympic Park, The Rozsa Centre, and the TransAlta Corporate Head Office in Calgary. This comprehensive survey exhibition will not only focus on Valentine’s key architectural projects and international influences, but will also highlight his valuable contributions to contemporary Canadian and Albertan architecture.
The official opening of this exhibition will be held at the Triangle Gallery on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 7:30pm followed by a wine & cheese reception. Frederick Valentine and the curator Katherine Ylitalo will be in attendance.
The Curator’s/Architect’s Talk & Gallery Tour (“Between Modernism and Regionalism: The Architecture of L. Frederick Valentine”) by Katherine Ylitallo and Frederick Valentine will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, September 9 at 1:30pm.
For more information, please visit www.trianglegallery.com.