The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients for Lifetime Achievement are John and Patricia Patkau
From the outset, John [BA/69, BES/69,MArch/72] and Patricia Patkau [BID/73] were determined to pursue projects that reflect and support society. Since establishing Patkau Architects in 1978 they have brought their juxtaposition of culture, connection and community to high-profile and highly meaningful projects across Canada, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East—from schools, colleges and universities to galleries, community centres and bridges.
In Winnipeg, we enjoy their deft touch at the beautifully appointed Millennium Library, and our very own innovative ARTLab and Taché Hall redevelopment.
Patricia is Professor Emerita at the University of British Columbia and has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in the United States; John has served as a visiting professor at Harvard and Yale. They were made members of the Order of Canada in 2005.