Brian Hemingway

Brian L. Hemingway
B. Arch, Assoc AIBC, FRAIC, Assoc AIA

Born into a British military family in Calcutta, India in 1942, Brian Hemingway migrated to the West Coast of Vancouver at 18 years of age. After working as a draftsman/designer for several of the city's notable engineering firms, he decided to study architecture at the University of British Columbia. Immediately after completing his degree, Hemingway was recruited by Thompson, Berwick, Pratt and Partners - one of Canada's premier architectural practices. Here, he was exposed to the fine work of C.E. Pratt, Ron Thom and Paul Merrick. After a year-long sojourn with his family across Europe and North Africa, Hemingway returned to the firm to become a partner and eventually, Chairman of the Partnership.

From 1978-1990 Hemingway was responsible for numerous institutional projects throughout BC, including the award-winning Canadian Forces Officers Candidate School and the Canadian Forces School for Military Engineering. During those years, the firm also designed the famous and scenic Granville Island and False Creek Redevelopment Projects in downtown Vancouver. While guiding the design direction of Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, Hemingway also traveled to South East Asia to consult on housing and resort projects in Malaysia and Singapore for The Kuok Group.

In addition to his distinguished designs, Hemingway has offered his time to the architectural community, as a guest lecturer at U.B.C.'s School of Architecture, as Chairman of the Vancouver Design Panel, as a member of the National Capital Commission Design Committee and as an AIBC and RAIC Council member. In recognition of these contributions to Canadian Architecture, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada bestowed upon Hemingway a fellowship (FRAIC).

Since 1995, Hemingway has focused his efforts on the design of custom residences in the Pacific Northwest.