Please join us in celebrating the announcement of this year’s jury for the AIA Canada Design Awards:
W Neil Robertson, AIA is a highly skilled leader with over 17 years of extensive design and technical expertise. Joining Stuart Howard Architects in 2007, he quickly rose to the position of Principal in 2017. Neil excels in overseeing large-scale tower projects and smaller multi-family developments, with a focus on collaborative and effective design. Neil has additionally acted as design consultant for the City of Vancouver in the development of rezoning policy and revisions to the zoning and development by-law.
He is recognized for his dedication to projects, and ability to build strong client and team relationships. In addition to his professional work, Neil volunteers as a studio instructor in the RAIC Syllabus program, displaying his commitment to the field.
With a Diploma in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Syllabus Program and a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts/History in Art) (Honours) from the University of Victoria, Neil is a registered architect in British Columbia (Architect AIBC), Washington State (AIA), and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC).
Dr. Brian R. Sinclair PhD DrHC FRAIC AIA (Intl Assoc) is an award-winning Professor of Architecture + Environmental Design, and former Dean, in the School of Architecture, Planning + Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is president of sinclairstudio inc., a consulting firm engaged in a diverse international array of research & design projects. His expertise, experience and engagement span the breadth from science and technologies to art and humanities. With a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, integration and holism, Sinclair performs across a wide spectrum of roles, including educator, practitioner, scholar and administrator. Professional memberships include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Fellowships in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research & Cybernetics (IIAS). Professor Sinclair has garnered numerous honors & accolades, including awards for Outstanding Achievements, Best Papers and Scholarly Contributions. Scholarship areas include professional practice, design methods, systems, open building & agile architecture, environmental psychology, international development, informal settlements, urban studies, sustainability, and the collision of science + spirit.