Lemay partner and design principal Andrew King will be inducted as a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the architectural profession. The investiture ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25, as part of the 2017 Festival of Architecture in Ottawa.
The RAIC College of Fellows bestows fellowship in recognition of design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution or distinguished service to the profession or the community. Mr. King meets several criteria as one of Canada’s most recognized design leaders.
King is an adjunct professor with the McGill University School of Architecture, and has devoted himself to architectural education for almost as long as he has been practicing – in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has taught, lectured, and exhibited in some of the world’s most respected venues such as the McGill University School of Architecture, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the Cornell University in New York, where he was invited as visiting critic last week. This month, King was invited to speak at the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) seminar about Design Innovation in Converging Research, Teaching and the Clinical Space in the Hospital of the Future, alongside Elizabeth Rack. He will also be speaking on the convergence of design research in practice and academia at the 2017 Festival of Architecture, along with Christopher Macdonald.
In over 20 years of practice leadership, King has been recognized with the profession’s highest and most exclusive accolades and awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome. King’s most recent work includes such critically recognized projects as Montreal’s Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the new York University Student Centre in Toronto.