In Passing: Jim Tettamanti

Past member James Tettamanti passed away peacefully in Kelowna at the age of 89. Born in Winnipeg, he attended the University of Manitoba where he graduated with a B.Arch in 1948.  He moved to Vancouver in 1955 to pursue his career as an architect, and was registered with the AIBC in 1957. Jim worked in the offices of Thompson Berwick & Pratt before opening his own practice. and was a member for 23 year before retiring in 1980. James was also an accomplished athlete, a national champion cyclist and long-standing member of the Bicycling Association of British Columbia who continued to participate in the sport well into his 70s. He was  inducted to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. He is survived by his wife Josie, son Jim and daughter Lisa, and stepdaughters Lori and Tanja. As per the family’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Jim’s name are encouraged to do so to the charity of one’s choice.

In Passing: Ken Terriss

Kenneth Gordon Terriss MAIBC MRAIC passed away on May 1, 2012 at the age of 82. Born in North Vancouver, Ken attended the University of British Columbia, earning his BArch (Hon) in 1952. He then attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained his MArch. He then spent time working in Italy and Sweden before returning to Vancouver. He was registered with the AIBC in 1954. During his career, he worked with Davidson and Porter Architects and was a partner with Eng Terriss Wright Architects before opening his own firm in 1967. In 2008 he was given the honorary title of “Life Member of the AIBC” in recognition of 30 years continuous membership. Ken contributed as a volunteer for the AIBC’s Examinations Board, and was very involved in the local community, including serving on various urban design panels and six terms on the City of North Vancouver Heritage Commission. Ken is survived by his wife Anne and sons Peter and Matthew. At his request, a gathering to celebrate his life will take place Saturday, June 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at 1970 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Ken’s honour are encouraged to do so to the charity of one’s choice.