It is with much regret and sadness that the AIBC acknowledges the passing of Henry Hawthorn Retired Architect AIBC on July 4, 2018, at the age of 79.
Henry graduated from the Yale University School of Architecture, and became registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in April 1970. He opened his own practice in 1973, Henry Hawthorn Architects Inc.
During his architectural career, Henry was responsible for substantive cultural projects in B.C., including Richmond’s Gateway Theater, the Haida Gwaii Museum and the Vancouver Performing Arts Lodge. In 1989, he became a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
After more than 30 years of professional practice, Henry retired in 2001. He retained his registration with the Institute as a Retired Architect AIBC until the day of his passing, with nearly 50 years of continuous membership. He was a well-respected member of the architectural community, known for his generous nature and passion for architecture, the arts and the environment.
Henry is survived by his partner Jane Durante, his daughter Laura Ingleson, his son-in-law David Ingleson, and his two grandsons, Peter and Andrew Ingleson.
He will be missed.
A celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre.