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David Down received his B.A. from the University of Victoria and his Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary in 1987. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. From 1990 to 1995, Down was senior project manager for Jenkins-Sturgess Architects on a number of projects, including Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel in Japan and Connaught Garden Townhouses in Calgary. From 1995 to 2004, David Down was principal at Down + Livesey Architects along with Graham Livesey. Down + Livesey Architects was recognized for its expertise in residential developments, art gallery design, administration facilities, bottle recycling facilities, and urban design. Since 2005 he joined the City of Calgary and is currently the Senior Architect and Chief Urban Designer with the City.
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Down + Livesey Architects is a Calgary-based architectural and urban design firm established in 1995 by its two principals, David A. Down and Graham Livesey. From 1995 to 2004, Down + Livesey Architects was recognized for its expertise in residential developments, art gallery design, administration facilities, bottle recycling facilities, and urban design. Among the notable projects of Down + Livesey are the Uptown Bottle Depot (Calgary, 1997-1998), Bliss Residence (Bragg Creek, 1998-2001), Westmount Road Development (Calgary, 1999-2001), the Art Gallery of Calgary (Calgary, 2001-2003), Alberta College of Art & Design Expansion (Calgary, 2000-2002), Discovery House (Calgary, 1999-2004), Greystones Condominiums (Calgary, 2001-2002), Vulcan County Administration Building (Vulcan, 2001-2003), Grande Prairie Public Library/Prairie Art Gallery (with Teeple Architects, Grande Prairie, 2003-2004). The firm has been the recipient of a Masonry Design Award of Merit for the Uptown Bottle Depot in 1998 and a Prairie Design Award of Merit in 2000 for 2112 Westmount Road. The firm was dissolved in 2004.
Barry Sampson was born in Oshawa, Ontario in 1948. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto in 1972 and later studied at the International Institute of Design (summer session) in London, England and at the Sorbonne in France. While living in Paris he worked with the firm of Deviller Chemetov Architects. After studying science at the University of Waterloo, Jon elected to pursue studies in architecture due to a profound interest in the social and environmental opportunities associated with sustainable design. In 1990 he graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto's architecture programme, finishing at the top of his class. His education at the University of Toronto included three semesters of joint studio work with the landscape architecture programme. He has received numerous scholarships, design and academic awards including the R.A.I.C. Gold Medal, the American Institute of Architects' Henry Adams Medal and the Lieutenant Governor's Medal. His architectural thesis was published by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 1991 he was selected to exhibit design work at the 5th International Architectural Biennale of Venice.
Ralph Steinhauer, 1905-1987, a treaty Cree, was born on the Morley reserve, Alberta. He was educated at residential schools near Red Deer, Alberta and in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1928 he married Isabel Davidson, a school teacher originally from Buffalo, NY, USA. They raised five children. In 1929 Steinhauer established a farm on the Saddle Lake reserve near Two Hills, where he farmed for over 50 years. He led a very active public life. He served 37 years on the Saddle Lake Band Council and was chief from 1966 to 1969. He was a founding member of the Indian Association of Alberta, and served on the boards of Alberta Newstart, Saddle Lake Education Authority, Northern Alberta Development Council, the Indian-Eskimo Association and many other organizations. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, 1974-1979, becoming Alberta's first and Canada's first native Lieutenant-Governor. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary in 1979 and was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1984. Steinhauer was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1984. For further information see "The Honourable Ralph Garvin Steinhauer, 1974-1979" in On Behalf of the Crown : Lieutenant Governors of the North West Territories and Alberta, 1869-2005 / Sandra E. Perry and Karen L. Powell. - Edmonton: Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 2006, p. 547-565.
Jordan Samuel Zinovich, (1955- ), writer, editor, lecturer, and researcher, was born in Kimberly, British Columbia, and immigrated to the United States in 1981. He received his BA from the City University of New York in 1987 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
His work often deals with Canadian themes, including two works based on the life of Ed Nagle, The Prospector: North of Sixty / Ted Nagle and Jordan Zinovich. – Edmonton : Lone Pine Publishing, 1989, and Battling the Bay: The Turn-of-the-Century Adventurers of Fur Trader Ed Nagle / Jordan Zinovich. – Edmonton : Lone Pine Publishing, 1992. Zinovich has also provided research consulting services and compiled a report on the provenance of a collection of Métis and Indigenous artifacts.
James Reid was born in Perth, Scotland in 1879. In 1906 emigrated to Western Canada with his brother, John. He worked a series general labour jobs during his early time in Canada, largely centred on logging work in Alberta, British Columbia and the north western United States. Reid, a veteran of the Black Watch in Scotland, volunteered for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in February of 1915. He served with 50th Battalion through to demobilization at the end of the war. Post-war, Reid settled in Calgary and worked as a custodian at the Land Titles Office for the Government of Alberta. He never married. James Reid died on March 6, 1970.