Architect Bruce Kuwabara, who was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada earlier this year, was honoured at the Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests event held on October 30 at Liuna Station.
Mr. Kuwabara was born and raised in Hamilton, and was the lead design architect for the redevelopment of the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
The tribute was led by the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects and included remarks by society member Ken Coit, an urban design and heritage specialist with the City of Hamilton. Ken reflected on Mr. Kuwabara’s passion for community building, creativity and support for the next generation of Canadian architects.
Rebecca Beatty, vice chair of the HBSA and Louise Dompierre, chair of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, presented Mr. Kuwabara with a framed poster created by Graham Crawford of the HIStory + HERitage storefront museum on James Street North in downtown Hamilton.
In his remarks, Mr. Kuwabara talked about the significance of the Order of Canada saying, “it took me a lifetime to understand what it means to be a Canadian.” CLICK HERE to learn more about the event.