It is with deep sadness and regret that the Architectural Institute of British Columbia acknowledges the passing of Alan Hodgson Retired Architect AIBC at the age of 89 on June 19, 2018.
Mr. Hodgson was born in Victoria, B.C. in 1928. He obtained his architectural education in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia and then returned home to “the city he cherished,” where he practiced architecture for more than 50 years. During his decades of professional practice, he contributed significantly to the built environment in Victoria.
Alan Hodgson was an award-winning architect known for his restoration and heritage preservation work, such as the extraordinary renovation of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, B.C. Among his many accolades, in February 1981, Alan received a community service award from Heritage Canada, presented by the Governor General, for the Centennial Square redevelopment project including renovations to the McPherson Playhouse.
Alan registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in 1960, and went on to serve as the AIBC Registrar in 1970. In September of 2008, he was named a Life Member of the AIBC in recognition of 30 years of continuous membership.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice or Capilano Lodge No 164 Charity Fund. Condolences can be offered to the family at mccallgardens.com.
Times Colonist Obituary
Globe and Mail article on Alan Hodgson’s architectural impact and Legislative Buildings restoration project
Times Colonist article on Alan Hodgson’s career and architectural influence