Éric Gauthier joined FABG in Montreal in 1986 and became a principal in 1992. The firm’s architectural production under his guidance has been celebrated by numerous awards including two Governor General’s Medals, 15 Prix d’Excellence from the OAQ, the Innovation in Architecture Prize from the RAIC, and the Architecture Merit Award from the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. As lead designer, he collaborated with multidisciplinary teams in the development of several major institutional and cultural projects, including the Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec headquarters, the Cirque du Soleil headquarters and the Montreal Science Centre. He has also led many successful rehabilitation projects such as Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere and Mies van der Rohe’s gas station in Montreal. His work was recently featured in a retrospective exhibition at the Maison de l’Architecture du Québec as well as at the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Mont-réal and the current Architecture Biennale in Venice. A graduate of Laval University in Quebec City, he has been the Sheff Visiting Professor at McGill University and has led design studios at the Université de Montréal.
A graduate of Cornell University’s architecture program, Michael Green founded Vancouver-based MGA in 2012 to focus on progressive architecture, research, education and innovation. The firm’s work is diverse in scale, type and location, finding common ground in meaningful and sustainable change through innovation in building sciences and design—in particular, advanced wood products. With projects around the world and a team of 24 designers and architects, they are vested in helping to build healthier communities through architecture, interiors, landscape and urban design. Their award-winning work includes private residences, retail and restaurants, academic, cultural, commercial and institutional buildings. Projects like Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, an Inuit Cultural Centre, the Vancouver Food Bank, North Vancouver City Hall, Rocky Mountain Soap Company headquarters, and several restaurant projects high on Whistler mountain highlight the firm’s interests in and commitment to community. Michael also teaches at various universities, lectures extensively, and recently opened a not-for-profit school called the Design Build Research Institute.
Tyler Sharp is a principal and design director of RDH Architects in Toronto. After graduating from Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture, he worked on a number of significant award-winning projects at Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. Tyler joined RDHA in 2005 to help initiate a transformative process to elevate the firm’s status within the country and abroad. Projects he has led include the Bloor Gladstone Library, the Hamilton Central Library and Farmers’ Market, the First Leaside Financial Headquarters, the Guelph Civic Centre Skating Pavilion, the Waterdown Library and Civic Centre, and the Brampton Springdale Library. Tyler’s work has been published extensively, and has received over 20 major design awards in the last seven years, including three Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, two Design Exchange Medals for Architecture, the 2010 and 2014 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, two Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Awards, two OAA Awards of Excellence, and the 2012 and 2014 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. Tyler is also the 2014 recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Young Architect Award.