Born: March 7, 1934
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta
Douglas Cardinal is a well-known Canadian architect whose work features curvilinear lines.
His father was a game warden and had eight children; Douglas being the oldest.
Cardinal first studied at the University of British Columbia and then completed an Architecture degree with honours at the University of Texas in 1963.
He returned to Alberta and set up his architecture firm but later moved to Ottawa.
His firm specializes in using CAD computer based drawings together with native sensibility.
Douglas Cardinal's designs demands excellence from all who work on the projects.
He feels there is a function organism that the plan must be centered around so the
people using the buildings feel at ease and can have maximum efficiency.
His firm designed the famous Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec.
Cardinal's firm has been honoured with many awards for its architectural building designs.
He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta in 2002.
Douglas Cardinal has been presented with the Order of Canada for his unique designs in Canadian culture.
For detailed research and more information, check out the following:
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Grande Prairie Regional College
Cardinal Architect Home Site
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