Andrew King elected to the College of Fellows of the RAIC

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King (left) with Barry Johns, Chancellor of the College of Fellows (Keith Penner)

Adjunct Professor Andrew King has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and will be inducted into the College at the RAIC/OAA Festival in Ottawa on May 24-27, 2017.

Since 2015, Andrew King is a partner and design principal at Lemay. With Eric Pelletier, King leads Lemay’s trans-disciplinary design studios, including the firm's design research and innovation atelier; lemayLAB. His pan-Canadian experience and recognition helps him lead strategic initiatives across Canada, as well as client leadership and firm-wide design strategies implementation.

Andrew King has been committed to design excellence, education and advocacy of architecture for three decades. He has evolved a practice model that merges speculative small practice, large-firm design leadership and academic research.  After graduation from Dalhousie (1990) and formative mentorships with Brian MacKay-Lyons in Halifax and Zaha Hadid in London, King continued his career in Europe, practicing at leading studios in Seville, Budapest, Rome, Copenhagen and Berlin. In over twenty years of practice leadership, King has been recognized with the profession’s highest design prizes and awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome, two Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence and two American Institute of Architecture Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards of Excellence. Since 1990, King’s ongoing design collaborative, AKA, has produced a long record of trans-disciplinary design recognition, publications and exhibitions, and has facilitated the convergence of design research in academia and practice.

King has been contributing to the education of architects for over three decades, in Canada, the US and Europe. He has held the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship at McGill, the Azrieli Visiting Chair at Carleton University and was a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen’s Danish Royal Academy of Art. He has acted as visiting critic, lectured and exhibited internationally; venues include Cornell University, the Iceland School of Design, the Tate Gallery, Chicago’s Spertus Institute, Ryerson University, the University of Lethbridge, La Sapienza University in Rome, New York University in Florence, the Design Exchange in Toronto and the Walter Philips Gallery in Banff.

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