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Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, FRAIC is awarded the 2020 RAIC Gold Medal

Published: 31 March 2020

[From the RAIC website, 30 January 2020:]

The RAIC [Royal Architectural Institute of Canada] is honoured to award the Gold Medal—the highest distinction the Institute can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture—to visionary architect Blanche Lemco van Ginkel [B.Arch. '45, D.Sc. honoris causa '14].

"Blanche is a living connection to Canadian modernist roots, bringing her experience from working with Le Corbusier to Canada," said the 2020 Gold Medal Jury.  "Throughout her career, she has woven modernist social ideals through the fabric of our society as a great educator, communicator and architect.  Blanche epitomizes a deep commitment to intellectual rigour and cross-disciplinary dialogue; and continues to be a role model for the Canadian architectural community.”

For the full announcement, please read here.

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