HDR’s Miszkiel Named Fellow of RAIC
Honoured for Professional and Community Impact
In recognition of her outstanding achievement in the architecture profession, Barbara Miszkiel has 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.
Miszkiel 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.