Monday, April 16, 2007

Brigitte Shim Biography

Brigitte Shim is an award-winning architect who practices with her husband Howard Sutcliffe in the Toronto firm Shim-Sutcliffe. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she has lived most of her life in Toronto and was trained at the University of Waterloo with degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture. She has taught a broad range of graduate and undergraduate studios. Brigitte is a member of the 2007 Aga Khan Architecture Awards jury. In 2006, she was an invited speaker at the 10th Annual International Aalto Symposium in Jyvaskyla, Finland and was the 2005 Eero Saarinen Visiting chair at Yale University. She was the 2002 Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2001 Henry Bishop Visiting Chair in Architecture and Visiting Bicentennial Professor in Canadian Studies at Yale University and an invited visiting professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1996 and 1993. She has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Europe.

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