Richard Henriquez is a major figure in Canadian architecture today. Born in Jamaica and educated at the University of Manitoba and MIT, and recently awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, he is the founding partner of Henriquez Partners, a firm recognized internationally for its design excellence. The winner of six Royal Architectural Institute of Canada/Governor General's Awards and five Lieutenant Governor's Awards, the firm, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, combines unique contemporary design with sensitivity to historical context and urban fabric.
"It's an astonishing range of engaging works that coroborate the stimulating imagination of a man determined to treat architecture as sculpture. [Henriquez's] buildings stand as a testament to his invention of fictional but convincing histories for every structure he creates. Each building has a story, each object a life, which a glance at any one of his projects will confirm."
"One of the delights of this book is its visual display: hand-painted sketches and renderings are generously featured alongside the conventional project photographs and plans. This provides a marvellous insight into the creative process, and also affirms its deeply humanistic underpinnings."