By Sarah Klein
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights welcomed back renowned architect Antoine Predock to the museum on Thursday.
Predock is in Winnipeg to receive an honorary fellowship from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The New Mexico-based architect, who designed the CMHR, will be honoured at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this evening.
“Antoine’s career is marked by extraordinary, visionary design. His gift for evoking meaning through architecture is on full display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights,” said CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray.
Predock has received numerous architectural awards, including the AIA Gold medal — the highest award conferred by the American Institute of Architects. He was awarded a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
“My life in architecture has been an extraordinary adventure, culminating in the privilege of being selected to design the Canadian Museum for Human Rights,” Antoine said.