The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced Fellows and Honourary Fellows for 2008, formally recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the architectural profession through research, scholarship and public service.
Honourary Fellows include Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick Hermngilde Chiasson who helped create New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Architecture in 2005. The award was created to recognize excellence in the work of resident practices and to promote the value of architecture in building the province’s communities. Also honoured is Bob Berkebile, principal with BNIM Architects of Kansas City and the founding chairman of the AIA’s National Committee on the Environment.
The 2008 RAIC Fellows are Carl Blanchaer, Paule Boutin, Melvin Charney, Teresa Fiona Coady, Tom Connell, David J. Croft, Stanford Downey, Costanzo M. Gabriele, Lee Erin Gavel, Paul Alexander Grant, Gary R. Hanley, George Kapelos, Don Kasian, Carol Kleinfeldt, Christian Klemt (posthumous), Nils Larsson, Doug McConnell, Catherine Nasmith, Mark Ostry, Andr Perrotte, milien Vachon, Dianne VanDommelen and Ralph Wiesbrock.
Fellows will be inducted at the 2008 RAIC Festival of Architecture being held jointly with the Architects Association of New Brunswick (AANB) in Fredericton, New Brunswick this summer.