March 11, 2014
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced Peter Busby – a pioneer of the sustainable architecture movement – as the 2014 recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is the highest honour the RAIC can bestow. It recognizes a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture. A five-member jury unanimously selected Busby, FRAIC, C.M., LEED® Fellow.
“Mr. Busby was awarded the RAIC Gold Medal for his pioneer efforts in bringing sustainable design and development to the forefront of the practice of architecture,” the jury wrote. “Through his ongoing efforts, the importance of a more responsible approach to building and urban development has become part of the mainstream of architectural practice and education.”
Until recently, Busby was based in Vancouver. His award-winning portfolio embodies his philosophy of social responsibility and commitment to sustainable design. It includes projects such as the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, Dockside Green in Victoria, and the Vale Living with Lakes Center at Laurentian University in Sudbury.
“I am deeply honoured to receive this very prestigious award,” he says. “I share it with the many collaborators I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years on projects both in Canada and all over the globe.” Read More…