Janice Liebe and Antonio Gomez-Palacio named 2018 RAIC Fellows
Congratulations to DIALOG’s Janice Liebe and Antionio Gomez-Palacio on receiving Fellowship from RAIC!
The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria includes design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution, or distinguished services in your profession or community. Two of DIALOG Principals, Janice Liebe and Antonio Gomez-Palacio, were recently inducted at the College of Fellows Convocation in Saint John.
Janice’s breadth of experience is demonstrated in her award-winning projects spanning many provinces and sectors including corporate, aviation, institutional and mixed-use buildings. Her innovation and creativity is recognized through projects such as the Calgary International Airport, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Calgary Public Library, University District for West Campus Development Trust, and the Brewery District redevelopment in Calgary.
Collaborative leadership sets Janice apart. She is a strong leader in both the architectural and urban design communities in Calgary, and her work has been a consistently positive voice in the ongoing conversation of the importance of design. Janice is the current Chair of The City of Calgary Urban Design Review Panel. Additionally, she has served as Co-Chair for the Famous Five Foundation which lobbied for the placement of the commemorative statues on Parliament Hill and with Habitat for Humanity’s national committee to form the Women Build Program.
As a founding partner of DIALOG and formerly of Office for Urbanism, Antonio is committed to creating healthy places where people thrive – through dialogue. His work with cities, communities, and campuses has been recognized with awards for planning and design excellence by the Canadian, the Ontario and the Alberta Institutes of Planners, as well as by the Environmental Design Research Association, the Design Exchange, and others. Acting at the intersection of urban design, planning, and architecture, Antonio’s work is characterized by an engaging and collaborative process, which delivers healthier, flourishing, complete communities. By collaborating across sectors and through the broad engagement of developers, residents, community and political leaders, and other stakeholders, Antonio’s plans, designs, and policies have a unique track record of generating buy-in and being successfully implemented.
In the last few years alone, Antonio has led the planning frameworks for LRT projects in Mississauga, Brampton, Edmonton, and Hamilton, the creation of neighbourhood plans in Toronto, Vaughan, and Calgary, and campus master plans for post-secondary institutions in Toronto, Markham, King, and Sudbury. His recent speaking engagement topics include: Transit Urbanism; Urban Vibrancy; Contemporary Approaches to Heritage; Community Resilience; and Urban Wellness. He has acted as the Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, and is the inaugural Chair of the City of Vaughan’s Design Review Panel.
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