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Kevin Bridgman inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows

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May 27, 2024

On May 16, partner Kevin Bridgman was officially inducted into the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) College of Fellows at a convocation ceremony during the RAIC Conference in Vancouver. 

A Fellowship is one of the highest honours that Members of the College can receive. Fellows are recognized for their contributions to research, scholarship, public service, and professional standing for the good of architecture in Canada and around the world.  

“Kevin is a visionary. He is ambitious for our practice, clients, architects, interns, and the design community, and drives the culture of excellence,” said founding partner Bruce Kuwabara. “Since joining [the firm], he has made significant contributions to the consistent quality and excellence of our work as a super-talented design leader and a passionate advocate for integrated design teams and processes.” 

An exceptional architect, Bridgman is committed to designing environments that have the power to improve the quality of people’s lives and champions craftsmanship, equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion. His remarkable portfolio of work includes the multi-award-winning Downsview Framework Plan, the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, a 2020 Ontario Association of Architects’ Design Excellence Award winner, and Vaughan City Hall, a recipient of a Governor General’s Award.  

“This Fellowship represents 30 years of collaboration for me,” Bridgman said. “Since graduating in 1994, I’ve had the privilege of working on fascinating and diverse projects alongside talented teams of architects, designers, engineers, and builders. I’m deeply grateful to Bruce Kuwabara for his nomination, to the RAIC for this tremendous honour, and to the incredibly talented people around me.” 

Currently, Bridgman is the design lead for the Arts Commons Transformation, the multi-phase modernization and expansion of Calgary’s largest performing arts centre.