HDR’s Miszkiel and Scott Named Fellows of RAIC
Honoured for Professional and Community Impact
In recognition of their outstanding achievement in the architecture profession, Barbara Miszkiel and John Scott have been bestowed Fellowship status by the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Fellowship criteria include design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution, and distinguished service to the profession or the community.
A Unique Perspective on Healing Spaces
Miszkiel is the health director for HDR in Canada. Throughout her 30 years of experience, Miszkiel has explored the boundaries of established thinking to create unique healing spaces for clients. She has a keen focus on complex continuing care, rehabilitation, acute care for older adults, and behavioural health. Miszkiel has been a specialist consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, an advocate for responsive health design through research and publications, and an advisory board member for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Having completed her Architecture degree at the University of Waterloo, and a DIS Studio Program in Copenhagen, Denmark, Miszkiel is both EDAC and LEED AP certified. She frequently shares her knowledge globally through an active speaking circuit, research and publications.
A Long History of Leadership in Architecture
With nearly four decades of professional involvement in public and private developments, Scott has led projects in multiple sectors, with a particular focus on education, office and technology-oriented facilities, including airport infrastructure. A vice president with HDR, he is recognized as a skilled planner and architect in many jurisdictions, responsible for orchestrating rezoning and development approvals for challenging private and public sector projects. Scott has a long history of leadership in the architecture and planning community. He is a former director of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, past chair of the NAIOP membership committee, a mentor and competition judge for the NAIOP sponsored University Challenge, a past chair of the West Vancouver and Calgary Heritage Committees, and has been a leader in several other industry associations and organizations throughout his career.
2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture
Miszkiel and Scott will be inducted at the College of Fellows Convocation ceremony on Oct. 29, 2019, at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario, during the annual RAIC Festival of Architecture.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada. Representing about 5,000 members, the RAIC advocates for excellence, works to demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life and promotes responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society.