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Local architect named designer of the year
Bowen Island architect, landscape architect and planner James Tuer has been selected by Western Living Magazine as one of Western Canada’s top designers two years in a row.
Tuer was named the 2013 Designer of the Year - One to Watch earlier this month by Western Living’s esteemed judges, including UBC’s director of School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Leslie Van Duzer and the University of Manitoba’s landscape architecture department head Dr. Alan Tate.
In 2012, Tuer was named Designer of the Year – One to Watch for Eco-design. Tuer was also shortlisted for the DOTY categories of architecture and the Arthur Erikson Memorial award, both in 2012 and in 2013.
Judge Alan Tate commended Tuer’s restraint and respect for sites and said that Tuer “unites buildings and landscape with the utmost of skill.” Western Living reported that it was Tuer’s commitment to sustainability that caught the attention of the judges.