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JUNE 2014 / VOLUME 28 / NUMBER 3 PUBLISHER Dan Chapman EDITOR Natalie Bruckner-Menchelli ART DIRECTOR Laurel MacLean CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Angela Altass Bill Armstrong Robin Brunet Godfrey Budd Peter Caulfi eld Adam Currie Stefan Dubowski Jerry Eberts Laurie Jones Jessica Krippendorf Yvan Marston Stacey McLachlan Tiffany Sloan Zuzanna Wodzynska CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Lemermeyer PRODUCTION MANAGER/PRINT Kirsty Senior PRODUCTION MANAGER/STUDIO Kristina Borys ASSISTANT STUDIO MANAGER Mandy Lau PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Julie Reynolds ADVERTISING PRODUCTION Allison Griffi oen, Chris Sherwood ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION Ina Bowerbank ELECTRONIC IMAGING Mandy Lau, Laura Michaels ACCOUNT MANAGER Alexander Sugden ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Allie Davison AWARD MAGAZINE HEAD OFFICE Phone 604.299.7311 Fax 604.299.9188 CHAIRMAN, CEO Peter Legge, obc, lld. (hon) PRESIDENT Samantha Legge, mba SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/ CUSTOM PUBLISHING Kathleen Freimond VICE PRESIDENT/FINANCE Farnaz Riahi, ca VICE PRESIDENT SALES & OPERATIONS David Comuzzi VICE PRESIDENT/MARKETING Holly Pateman VICE PRESIDENT/EDITORIAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Tom Gierasimczuk VICE PRESIDENT/SPECIALTY SALES Rebecca Legge (on leave) EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rick Thibert DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Mike Packer DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Kim McLane DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA Raymond Yip MANAGING DIRECTOR, CUSTOM PUBLISHING Mike Roberts GENERAL SALES MANAGER Raymond Henderson DIGITAL MEDIA Piushi Ariyawansa, Ariane Fleischmann, Debbie Jiang, James Marshall, Candice Ui MARKETING Kathleen Almeida, Casey Crawford, Joanne Da Silva (on leave), Allyson Wickham TECHNICAL SUPPORT ANALYST Brian Fakhraie APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST Eileen Gajowski HR MANAGER/SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Joy Ginete-Cockle ACCOUNTING Rita French, Eileen Gajowski, Terri Mason, Sonia Roxburgh, Jocelyn Snelling CIRCULATION MANAGER Tracy McRitchie CIRCULATION Ashley Cleggett, Millie Coskun, Kelly Kalirai, Ruth Pisko EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS Jackie Lee, Heather Vince RECEPTION Ellenor McClelland Award magazine is published six times a year by Canada Wide Media Limited. Head offi ce: 4th Floor – 4180 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 6A7. Phone 604.299.7311, Fax 604.299.9188. Send covers of undeliverable copies to address above. Publications Mail Agreement No. 40065475. © 2014. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Award is distributed to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, consulting engineers, specifi cation writers, development companies and major construction companies throughout Western Canada and Ontario. For subscription information call 604.299.1023 or email: awardsubscriptions@ National Library No. ISSN 1202-5925. Printed in Canada by Transcontinental LGM Graphics. Award magazine welcomes your letters, corporate announcements or company information. The statements, opinions and points of view expressed in articles published in this magazine are those of the authors and publication shall not be deemed to mean that they are necessarily those of the publisher, editor or Canada Wide Media Limited. The acceptance and publication of advertisement of products and services does not indicate endorsement of such products or services. The publishers cannot be held responsible for unsolicited manuscripts and photographs. O n November 27, 2013, as president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, I had the distinct pleasure and honour of spending the evening with His Highness the Aga Khan. The occasion was to present the 2013 RAIC Gold Medal, the Institute's highest honour to His Highness. The ceremony took place at the Delegation of the lsmaili lmamat in Ottawa. The RAIC Gold Medal was established to recognize "a person of science or letters related to architecture and arts." The selection of His Highness marks the fi rst time in more than 30 years that a non-architect has been chosen to receive the award. His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia lsmaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). In nominating His Highness 2010 Gold Medal recipient, George Baird, FRAIC, noted his remarkable accomplishments in various aspects of the fi eld of architecture as part of his broader social and economic development work. In particular, the specialized cultural programming, undertaken through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, includes architectural and urban design projects. Its Historic Cities program has been responsible for the restoration of many heritage sites throughout the Muslim world. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established in 1977, is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence. It was obvious the respect His Highness affords given the number of dignitaries in attendance for the presentation. In addition to distinguished members of Canada's architectural community, a host of Canadian dignitaries and representatives from African and Asian consulates attended. Although His Highness and his family are continuously on the world stage, both His Highness and his daughter, Princess Zahra, were very humble and appreciative of the honour being bestowed. During the rehearsal for the event and the pre-event reception, His Highness and Princess Zahra were very welcoming. His Highness remarked a number of times on the fact that he feels comfortable and relaxed in Canada because of its welcoming pluralism. That is one of the reasons Vancouver was selected in the early 1970s to rebuild the lsmaili community. His Highness concluded his remarks at the ceremony by emphasizing "the potential of architecture to communicate across the boundaries that may otherwise divide us." He added, "Architecture provides us with ways to express that, which is distinctive in our own experiences, even as it responds to what is universally human." At the closing reception, His Highness commented that he sees receiving the RAIC Gold Medal as a validation for what he believes architecture gives to the world. Given all of this, it can truly be said that the RAIC 2013 Gold Medal is not at all a break from tradition, but rather the recognition of a person whose lifelong commitment upholds the spirit of the RAIC's highest honour. ■ An Evening with the Aga Khan PHOTO: AKDN/FARHEZ RAYANI by Paul Frank, FRAIC Immediate past-president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) PERSPECTIVE Download Award magazine for free on your iPad and enjoy additional photography and video not found in the print version. With enhanced features including tours of the latest projects across Canada, the Award magazine iPad edition is a multi-media must-read for the design and construction industry. Download the free Award magazine iPad app through the iTunes store today. Photo (left to right): George Baird, FRAIC, 2010 RAIC Gold Medal recipient, His Highness the Aga Khan, and Paul E. Frank, FRAIC, 2013 RAIC president. INSIDE: ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS | ROOFING/CLADDING MATERIALS LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS | MASONRY | SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES AUTOMATED BUILDING CONTROL SYSTEMS | WATERPROOFING | RESILIENT FLOORING Building a Legacy Scatli+Mil ler+Murray Inc. JUNE 2014 p.06-07RAIC.indd 6 14-06-03 9:26 AM

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