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.
About the authors
Howard Shubert is Associate Curator, Prints and Drawings at the Canadian Centre for Architecture as well as an Associate Member of the School of Architecture, McGill University.
Geoffrey Smedley is a British-born artist now working in Canada whose acclaimed works include "Meditations on Piero" for the Canadian Centre of Architecture and an accompanying book, Memory, Measure, Time, and Numbers. He lives in Gibsons, British Columbia.
Robert Enright is one of Canada's best known cultural journalists. He is the founder and Senior Contributing Editor of Border Crossings magazine and holds a research chair in Art Criticism at the University of Guelph. He was an art critic for CBC radio and television for twenty-five years and continues to contribute to a number of network programs. He also contributes regularly to the Globe and Mail, and to a number of international art magazines. For his work he has received fourteen nominations at the National and Western Magazine Awards. In 2005 he was named a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
"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."
"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."