It is with much regret that the AIBC acknowledges the passing of Allan Harvie Waisman on December 20, 2017 at the age of 89.
Allan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1928. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1950. In 1953, he co-founded an architectural practice, which would go on to win two silver Massey Medals.
In 1971, Allan moved to Vancouver and became a registered architect with the AIBC. He and his firm, Waisman Dewar Grout Carter Architects (later Architectura), were involved with many noteworthy projects including the Vancouver International Airport Expansion and six pavilions for Expo 86. He was also the sole proprietor of the firm Allan Waisman Architect, from 2004 – 2011. Allan retired in 2011 after nearly 60 years of professional practice.
He is loved and remembered by his wife Faigie (Joyce), children Sheera, Yail, Tully, Dean, (daughter-in-law TC), and grandchildren Aidan, Adlai, Kelsey, Oren, Dylan, Cameron and Brynn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Manitoba, Allan Waisman Aboriginal Architecture Scholarship, 200 – 137 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B6.
Condolences can be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.