Vancouver-based architect Bing Thom awarded Margolese prize

By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun
November 28, 2013

Vancouver-based architect and urban designer Bing Thom has been named the winner of the second annual $50,000 Margolese National Design for Living Prize.

The prize, awarded by the University of B.C.’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is given to a Canadian who makes outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of living environments for Canadians.

“It is a great honour to have the community building and placemaking aspects of my work recognized as they have always been core to the values of my practice,” Thom said of receiving the prize, which was created through an estate gift to UBC by Leonard Herbert Margolese. “Architecture has a huge potential to change our world for the better when it authentically engages the community in which it is placed.”

As part of the award, Thom will be invited to give a public lecture on his work. More…

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