AIBC Confers Honorary Membership on Bogue Babicki
June 15, 2015
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is pleased to announce it has conferred the status of Honorary Member of the AIBC on Bogue Babicki, P.Eng. Honorary membership is voted on by AIBC members and Babicki’s nomination received majority support at this year’s AIBC Annual Meeting. An honorary membership with the AIBC recognizes individuals who have made an especially noteworthy contribution to the profession of architecture in British Columbia. Babicki was formally presented with honorary membership at an AIBC ceremony held on June 10, 2015.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Babicki arrived in Canada in 1958 and proceeded to establish a successful structural engineering practice. As an engineer who not only considers the technical but also aesthetic implications of his work, Babicki has enjoyed close working relationships with leading architects such as Arthur Erickson, Bruno Freschi and Rand Iredale.
(Image: Bogue Babicki, P.Eng., who has worked with leading architects such as Arthur Erickson, Bruno Freschi and Rand Iredale, was conferred as Honorary Member of the AIBC at a formal ceremony on June 10, 2015.)
Babicki has worked on an impressive portfolio of architectural structures, including landmark buildings such as Robson Square, the Vancouver Law Courts, UBC Thunderbird Stadium, Museum of Anthropology, the original West Coast Transmission tower and the Jamatkhana Ismaili Mosque. Furthermore, Babicki’s ingenious structural solution for the Expo 86 international modular pavilion system and his work on the Expo 86 Preview Centre (now Science World) demonstrate his ability to collaborate with architects.
In addition to his professional achievements, Babicki was recognized by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1980 when he became the first engineer to be elected to the organization. Babicki holds a Doctor of Science degree from the Warsaw University of Technology.