October 10, 2007
by Canadian Architect
A book launch for Rand Iredale, pioneer, architect and mentor, takes place tonight, October 10, 2007, followed by a free public lecture on October 19, 2007.
Contemporary Vancouver was shaped not just by its famous architects such as Arthur Erickson, but also by the architectural offices they established. Along with Erickson’s influential office, one firm stands out for its leading stand on urban policy, heritage conservation and a search for an architecture appropriate for the new Vancouver: Rhone & Iredale Partners. Rand Iredale (1929-2000) was the creative and intellectual hub of this office which trained such prominent designers as Richard Henriquez, Peter Cardew and Peter Busby and he is the subject of a new book by Kathryn Iredale with Sheila Martineau called Finding a Good Fit: The Life and Work of Architect Rand Iredale. Not only will you gain insights into the character of the man, but also of the city in which he lived and helped shape.
The book launch takes place tonight, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the AIBC Gallery, located on the main floor of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, located at 440 Cambie Street in Vancouver.
The public lecture takes place at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 19, at SFU Vancouver (at Harbour Centre), located at 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver. Speakers and panelists will include historian/urban design and architecture critic Trevor Boddy, and a panel comprised of those who knew Iredale, such as Charlotte Murray, partner of Rand Iredale from 1980-2000, Rainer J. Fassler, senior associate of architecture and interior design, Stantec Inc., and Richard Iredale, partner of Iredale Group Architecture.
Admission to the lecture is free, but reservations are required. Please e-mail [email protected] or call 778.782.5100.