Gold Medal Address 2021
Date & Time

22 September 2021
18:00-19:30 BST

Price
Free
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Gold Medal Address 2021

Lecture
Date & Time

22 September 2021
18:00-19:30 BST

Price
Free

2021 Gold Medal recipient Paul Fast gives an online presentation about his career and world leadership in architecturally expressive structures.

Paul Fast has been awarded the 2021 Gold Medal in recognition of his world leadership in the design of architecturally expressive structures that incorporate unconventional use of materials including hybrids of wood, steel and concrete.

Paul is co-founder of Fast + Epp, an internationally recognised structural engineering firm based in Vancouver, Canada. Most recently, he was appointed Kerbis Fellow and Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois.

For over three decades, he has been the design lead for many of Fast + Epp’s most significant award-winning projects. These include:
  • The Richmond Olympic Oval roof
  • The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre
  • The Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge
  • The 18-storey TallWood House at the University of British Columbia
The presentation will be held online and hosted by the Institution's President Prof Don McQuillan and Chief Executive Martin Powell, with an opportunity to put your questions to Paul.

 

Paul Fast

Following graduation with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1981 from the University of British Columbia, Paul worked for four years with two prominent Vancouver consulting firms, including Bogue Babicki Associates Inc., where he gained valuable experience in the design of the Expo ‘86 Modular Pavilion System and the Expo ‘86 geodesic dome (now Science World), which would have a lasting impact on his career.

In 1985, Paul decided to establish his own company, Paul Fast Associates Ltd.; four years later the corporate partnership of Fast + Epp was born.

For over three decades, Paul has been the design lead for many of the firm’s most significant award-winning projects, including the Richmond Olympic Oval roof, the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge, and the 18-storey TallWood House at UBC.

He has lectured widely and most recently was appointed Kerbis Fellow and Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois. Paul sits on advisory boards with the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.

In the spring of 2010, he was named an honorary member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the U.K, where he sits on the Structural Awards judging panel. In 2013, the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia accorded Paul their highest honour, the R.A. McLachlan Memorial award.
 

Contact

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