University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
UBNow

News and views for UB faculty and staff

your colleagues

UB couple named honorary fellows by Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

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 17, 2017

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

Two UB architecture professors have been selected as 2017 honorary fellows by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Brian Carter and Annette LeCuyer, both professors of architecture in the 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,” says 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,” Johns adds.

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 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 2003-11.

“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 say.

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 deeply rooted in both practice and scholarship,” says Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.

“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,” Shibley adds.