Joost Bakker

Joost Bakker Architect, AIBC, AAA, OAA, FRAIC, RCA, BA, BArch, | Vancouver

Joost is focused on innovative urban design, mixed-use, institutional and cultural projects both at home and abroad. His passion for the public realm has always inspired the creation of meaningful and memorable public places, such as the internationally recognized Granville Island and, the Governor General award-winning Richmond City Hall and the new targeted LEED Platinum Student Union Building at UBC. Joost contributes to the public life of his own community and is past -president of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, the Contemporary Art Gallery and is currently on the board of the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.

He maintains a parallel art practice and with the artist Al McWilliams and Bruce Haden, he recently won the national design competition for the new Royal Canadian Navy Monument in Ottawa.