2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Vivian Manasc


Vivian Manasc photoVivian Manasc leads Manasc Isaac, a 60-person international Architectural and Engineering Studio, is past President of the RAIC, and past VP of the CaGBC. Vivian leads the design of many of Manasc Isaac’s projects such as the LEED Gold Water Centre in Calgary, the Academic Research Centre at Athabasca University, and the post-fire reconstruction of the Slave Lake Government Centre and Library. Vivian has been recognized nationally as a Green Building Champion. She is a member of the National Capital Commission Advisory Committee on Design, Chair of the Board of Governors of Athabasca University and a 2017 recipient of the Alberta Order of Excellence. She studied Architecture at McGill and completed an MBA at the University of Alberta.

Arlene Gould


Arlene Gould is a design strategist, researcher and educator. She is a long-time champion of good design and of the vital contribution it can make to economic, social and environmental wellbeing. Arlene is the Strategic Director for Ontario’s Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC), a non-profit, cross-disciplinary design research group that brings together the associations representing architects, landscape architects, interior, industrial, graphic and fashion designers. She is a part-time Faculty Member in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, and the Academic Coordinator for the Design Management Certificate Program at Ryerson University. She is also a board member for Sustainable Buildings Canada, a member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario and a Fellow of the RSA, London, UK. In 2008, Arlene received the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Leadership Award of Excellence.


Dr. Mark Gorgolewski

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., DIP ARCH, LEED AP.

Dr. Mark Gorgolewski is Professor and Chair of the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. Mark has worked for many years as an architect, researcher, educator, and environmental consultant to the construction industry with a focus on sustainable design. Over 20 years Mark has championed issues of sustainable design throughout the academic curriculum, industry, profession and in his research. He has published several books and many research papers and articles, and has managed many research projects on issues of energy efficiency, resource use, building performance and a circular materials economy. He is a past member of the Board of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), a past chair of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB), and a member of the International Institute for the Sustainable Built Environment (IISBE).  

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