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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Brown (1931-2012)

Architect.

Born at Romford, Essex, England on 20 April 1931, he attended a Building Trades School prior to receiving a Design Diploma from the South East Essex School of Architecture. He came to Canada in 1953 and joined the architectural firm of John B. Parkin in Toronto. He was Art Editor of Canadian Architect Magazine (1954-1955). In 1958, he was approached by Green Blankstein and Russell to design a new airport terminal at Winnipeg. His other work includes the Winnipeg City Hall, Autopac Claim Centres, Holy Family Nursing Home, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and Assiniboine Community College. He served on the Manitoba Council on Aging (2004) and was given honorary Life Membership in the Manitoba Association of Architects. He died at Winnipeg on 3 April 2012, survived by his wife and two children.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2022

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