It is with much regret that the Architectural Institute of British Columbia acknowledges the passing of Michael Barnes Architect AIBC on February 16, 2019 at the age of 78.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Michael moved to North Vancouver at a young age. Here, Michael attended the University of British Columbia where he studied architecture.
Michael began his architectural career in London, England, where he worked for Powell & Moy Architects from 1967 to 1968. He then moved back to Canada, and became registered with the AIBC in 1971. He started at the architectural firm Toby Russell Buckwell & Associates (later TRB Architecture Inc.), which is now Ratio Architecture, Interior Design + Planning Inc. His architectural career spanned over five decades, with more than 45 years as a registrant of the AIBC.
Michael was involved in many influential and significant projects – in 2010, he was recognized by his peers and became a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
In his obituary, he is remembered for his “quiet, calm and always supportive nature.” He is survived by his wife Geraldine (Geri), children, and extended family.
A donation to the charity of your choice in his name would be welcomed.