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Carter, LeCuyer named Honorary Fellows by RAIC

Annette LeCuyer and Brian Carter, professors of architecture in the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning, were named 2017 Honorary Fellows by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

By David J. Hill

Published March 13, 2017

“Brian and Annette manifest the very idea that practice through scholarship and scholarship through practice are laudable enterprises.”
Robert Shibley, Dean and Professor
School of Architecture and Planning

Two UB architecture professors have been selected as 2017 Honorary Fellows by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the RAIC announced Friday.

Brian Carter and Annette LeCuyer, both professors of architecture in UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, are being honored for the awareness they’ve raised of Canadian architecture through publishing.

“It is a pleasure to salute two candidates who are both deeply rooted in practice and who also advocate for the profession through their scholarly work and international reach,” said Barry Johns, chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows. “Their exhibitions and publications in particular consistently explore the compelling values of what makes the best of Canadian architecture unique around the world.”

Carter and LeCuyer, who are married, both practiced in England, where they designed award-winning buildings and wrote several books on architecture. They also co-edited issues of the Architectural Review and Architectural Design, with a focus on contemporary Canadian architecture.

LeCuyer worked for Foster Associates and was an associate at Allies and Morrison Architects, where she led the design teams for award-winning projects in London and at Cambridge University. She is the author of several books on contemporary architecture and building technology.

As editor for TUNS Press from 1994 to 2013, Carter was responsible for the publication of 10 award-winning books on the work of significant and emerging Canadian architects. He served as dean of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning from 2003 to 2011.

“We are honored to be recognized by the RAIC — especially in this significant year — and continue to be inspired by Canada, its architects and architecture,” Carter and LeCuyer said.

Carter and LeCuyer, along with Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang, will be inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows at this year’s RAIC/Ontario Association of Architects Festival of Architecture, which runs from May 24-27 in Ottawa.

“This honor is richly deserved and is a reflection of Brian’s and Annette’s ability to be both deeply rooted in practice and scholarship. It is doubly significant when the RAIC cites their scholarship as part of the recognition. Brian and Annette manifest the very idea that practice through scholarship and scholarship through practice are laudable enterprises,” said Robert Shibley, dean of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning.