Luxton, Donald 1954-

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Luxton, Donald 1954-


PERSONAL:

Born October 9, 1954, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Education: University of British Columbia, B.A., 1976, B.Arch., 1983.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Office—Donald Luxton and Associates, 1030- 470 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1V5, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Donald Luxton and Associates, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, heritage consultant, 1983—.

MEMBER:

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants, Heritage Vancouver Society (president, 2004-05).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Achievement award, Heritage Canada Foundation, 2003, special jury prize, Architectural Institute of British Columbia, 2004, award of honor, City of Vancouver Heritage Awards, 2004, and Haig-Brown Regional Prize, British Columbia Book Prizes, 2004, all for Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia.

WRITINGS:


(With Lilia D'Acres) Lions Gate (history book), Talonbooks (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 1999.

(Editor) Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, Talonbooks (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 2003.

Vancouver General Hospital: 100 Years of Care and Service, Talonbooks (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

Donald Luxton told CA: "My interest in writing derives from my passion for heritage conservation. Through my work as a heritage consultant, advocate for preservation, and teacher, I have tried to make the story of our built heritage come alive. My approach to my books is to combine archival images with text in a way that enlivens both, and the public response has been most gratifying. The quality of the design is paramount to the process of communication."