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Architects from 13 Canadian cities named 2015 Fellows

A Winnipeg expert in bio-medical 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 Brickworks 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, MB, whose projects include the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health in Winnipeg and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA;
  • Clément Demers, of Montreal, QC, general director of Quartier international de Montréal, a renewal project that has won 31 awards, and professor in urban planning at the University of Montreal;
  • Philip Pratt, of St. John’s, NL, architect for The Rooms in St. John’s (housing  the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum) and champion of local design traditions;
  • Pat Hanson, of Toronto, ON, architect of the Museum of Inuit Art and co-designer of the landscape master plan for the Evergreen Brickworks 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, June 3 to 6. 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 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 in Athens, Greece. During his tenure as president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), the UIA focused on poverty in the developing world, and barrier-free design.

2015 Fellows


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, Montréal

Sylvie Perrault, FIRAC, Montréal

Annmarie Adams, FRAIC, Montréal


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

British Columbia

Nicholas John Bevanda, FRAIC, Vancouver

Noel Arthur Edwin Best, FRAIC, Vancouver

Susan Gushe, FRAIC, Vancouver

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