Two IBI Group directors named Fellows of the RAIC
DateMarch 29, 2014
Fellowship in the RAIC recognizes individual achievements in architecture, including design excellence represented by past awards, outstanding scholarly contributions, and distinguished service to the profession and the community.
Mr. Gorley, based in Toronto, joined Page+Steele/IBI Group in 1994 as a senior architect and then became a full partner in the practice in 2007. Over the years, he has been responsible for design development, working drawing production, and contract administration, and his knowledge, excellence and integrity have resulted in long-term relationships with major clients.
“I am obviously pleased by the honour after well over 40 years of practice,” said Mr. Gorley, “but I am particularly pleased that my peers have recognized my long term emphasis on the quality and professionalism required in the production of documents and the administration of contracts. I like to think that I have had a role in helping both my profession and my office provide better service and quality buildings to both our clients and the public.”
Over the course of his practice at Page+Steele/IBI Group, Mr. Gorley has nurtured and mentored many young architects who have gone on to become excellent architects and project managers with significant contributions to the profession.
Martin Bruckner, based in Vancouver, has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed-use projects in Vancouver for more than 35 years, including a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes.
“It is gratifying to receive this recognition from my colleagues in the profession and I feel very thankful to be so honoured,” said Mr. Bruckner. “It is not a goal I set out to achieve as an architect, but rather my focus has been to get good buildings built in my community. The design and construction of buildings involves a large number of people from many professions and walks of life and working together over long periods of time. I thank them all for the contributions they have made to the buildings I have worked on.”
As one of the founding principals of Hancock Brückner Eng + Wright Architects, now part of IBI/HB Architects, Mr. Bruckner is best known for his skill in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end. He is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code.