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Peo­ple and projects in the news

In March, In­dia’s Balkr­ishna Doshi was an­nounced as the Pritzker Prize win­ner for 2018. Doshi’s ca­reer as an ar­chi­tect, ur­ban plan­ner and ed­u­ca­tor spans seven decades, and his early years saw him work un­der icons Louis Kahn and Le Cor­bus­ier. Doshi spent four years in the lat­ter’s Paris of­fice be­fore re­turn­ing home to su­per­vise his men­tor’s projects in Chandigarh and Ahmed­abad. His body of work in­cludes so­cio­cul­tur­ally ap­pro­pri­ate in­sti­tu­tions, mixed-use com­plexes, hous­ing projects, gal­leries and pub­lic spa­ces, and to­gether dis­plays an ef­fort to pro­mote in­dige­nous de­sign through evo­lu­tion of stan­dards. Toronto stu­dio RDHA has been hon­oured with the Royal Ar­chi­tec­tural In­sti­tute of Canada’s 2018 Ar­chi­tec­tural Firm Award. Founded in 1919, RDHA is one of Canada’s old­est prac­tices; un­der cur­rent lead­ers Tyler Sharp, Ge­off Miller, Bob Goyeche, Rob Boyko and Momin Hoq, RDHA has earned over 40 ma­jor awards in the last decade, in­clud­ing three Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Medals. The team is best known for its in­sti­tu­tional projects, in­clud­ing a slew of li­braries in south­ern On­tario. The RAIC also hon­oured Mon­treal firm Che­va­lier Morales Ar­chi­tectes with the Emerg­ing Prac­tice Award this spring, and named Toronto’s Luc Bou­liane as this year’s Young Ar­chi­tect. See de­tails at

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