Monday, April 16, 2007

Fred Valentine Biography

Fred Valentine has practiced architecture since 1963, except for an intervening year at Harvard (1965). He is currently a principal in Stantec Architecture. Fred was Design Associate at John B. Parkin Associates and the successor firms of NORR, and Parkin Architects from 1966 to 1978. Prior to joining Stantec he was design partner of the Calgary firm CPV. His work focuses principally on the institutional and corporate sectors and was recently the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Triangle Gallery in Calgary. Fred has made a significant contribution as an architect in Alberta, designing buildings that play an integral part in the fabric of public life. He has authored a diversity of well-recognized projects including the Nova (now Nexen), TransAlta and Calgary Herald corporate office buildings in Calgary; the University of Calgary’s Scurfield Hall and Rozsa Centre; Studio 'E' - a Composer's Studio - at the Leighton Artists Colony; the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Building at the Banff Centre; the Library Information Network Centre at the University of Lethbridge; Canada Olympic Park XV Olympic Winter Games facilities; the rebuilding of the Alberta Hospital Ponoka Psychiatric Centre and the refurbishment of the Jubilee Auditoria in both Edmonton and Calgary. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and has been a visiting critic at the Universities of Waterloo, Toronto, Ryerson and Calgary.

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