Richard Henriquez Honoured with AIBC Lifetime Achievement Award
Established in 1920, the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) regulates the profession of architecture in BC, and this year launched the AIBC Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize “current or former B.C. architects who have made exceptional, sustained, and significant contributions to the profession of architecture and its public appreciation in the province through an outstanding, career-long body of work”.
We are very pleased to announce that the founding partner of Henriquez Partners Architects, Richard Henriquez, has been honoured with this award in its inaugural year. Richard accepted the award at a ceremony held last week at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Also honoured with a posthumous lifetime achievement award was Kiyoshi Matsuzaki.
Richard has been practicing for almost 50 years and his iconic, award-winning buildings comprise a significant portion of the architectural legacy of the lower mainland and the country at large. Notable projects include Vancouver’s Gaslight Square, the LEED Gold BC Cancer Research Centre, Eugenia Place Tower (“the one with the tree on the roof”), the Environmental Sciences Building at Trent University, the Justice Institute of BC, the Michael Smith Laboratory at UBC and the National Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa.