Planner, Beasley and Associates
Larry Beasley is the retired Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver. He now teaches and advises the private sector and governments around the world.
He is the Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning consultancy.
He chairs the National Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty of Ottawa’s National Capital Commission. He is the Chief Advisor on Urban Design for the City of Dallas, Texas. He is on the International Economic Development Advisory Board of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. He is the Special Advisor on City Planning to the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Mr. Beasley is a Member of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, an Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and has been recognized as an Advocate for Architecture by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He sits on the Board of the Canadian Urban Institute and is also a Fellow of the Dallas Institute.
Over thirty years of civic service, Mr. Beasley achieved land use and transportation plans along with careful development management that have dramatically reshaped Vancouver’s inner city.
Ken Lum is an artist who has worked with multiple media over more than 30 years, including Furniture-Sculptures, Portrait-Logos, Language Paintings, Photo-Mirrors and Shopkeeper series works.
Mr. Lum has participated in many international art exhibitions including the 4th Moscow Biennale, Documenta XI, Gwangju Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Carnegie International, the Sáo Paulo Bienal, Istanbul Biennial and the Johannesburg Biennale.
Mr. Lum has also curated major exhibitions, both historical and contemporary. More recently, Mr. Lum has been working on a number of public art commissions, including ones completed for Utrecht, Vienna, St. Moritz, Leiden and Vancouver.
He is also an active writer who has published in many leading art journals and magazines. A book of his writings is scheduled for release by Walther Koenig Books.
Mr. Lum was made a Killam Fellow in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999. He was awarded the Dorothy Somerset Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative and Performing Art in 2003 and a Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award in 2007.
Architect, Patkau Architects
Patricia and her partner John Patkau founded the firm of Patkau Architects in 1979, and are based in Vancouver, B.C.
She is currently Professor Emerita at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. In addition to practice and faculty based teaching, she has taught, lectured and been a guest critic at universities and institutions in Canada, the United States and around the world.
In March 2009, Ms. Patkau was awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Gold medal for exemplary commitment to architectural education and the practice of architecture. In June 2009, in conjunction with John Patkau, she received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal. She is also a Member of the Order of Canada.
In over 25 years of practice, both in Canada and in the United States, Patkau Architects has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients. Projects vary in scale from gallery installations to urban planning, and include private residences, libraries, art galleries, schools, and university buildings.
Landscape Architect, Janet Rosenberg + Associates Landscape Architects Inc.
Janet Rosenberg is the founder and principal of Janet Rosenberg + Associates Landscape Architects Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, one of Canada’s distinguished landscape architecture and urban design firms.
Ms. Rosenberg has designed and managed several significant projects such as the Prime Minister’s Official Residence Master Plan for the National Capital Commission, University of Toronto at Scarborough Master Plan, and the award-winning design of the Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate. Her most recent success is leading team HtO in the winning landscape design of the Toronto Harbourfront Parks and Open Space System Competition.
Ms. Rosenberg has been awarded a Honourary Doctorate from Ryerson University, a prestigious Urban Leadership Award from the Canadian Urban Institute, the Pinnacle Award of Excellence from the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and the Governor General of Canada Confederation Medal.
Ms. Rosenberg is also a sought after speaker and frequent participant of international design review panels. Ms. Rosenberg’s professional goal is to make the world a better place one landscape at a time and she has been pushing design boundaries for nearly three decades to accomplish this.
Architect, HOK Canada
Gordon Stratford is Senior Vice President and Design Principal for HOK Canada and is responsible for the creative vision of the firm’s multi-disciplinary, sustainability-driven design teams in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto.
Current projects include the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy for the University of Alberta and compliance for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village in Toronto.
Fuelled by Mr. Stratford’s design leadership, HOK’s planners, interior designers and architects have produced numerous award-winning projects: the LEED®-CI Gold Honda Canada Headquarters in Vaughan; Keshen Goodman Public Library in Halifax; HOK’s widely published Toronto studio; Alberta Health Service’s Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary; and two buildings for the University Health Network in Toronto.
Mr. Stratford is a member of the Alberta Association of Architects, Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is Chair of the Toronto Design Review Panel and Member and Past Chair of the Brant Community Healthcare System Board of Directors.