Rudy Friesen

Retired Architect

As a retired architect, Rudy is passionate about buildings, a sense of home and community, the past and future, and radical change. He is an active advocate for pansystemic change that dismantles the unsafe, unkind, and unsustainable way we house and care for older adults. He has researched and visited leading homes around the world and written numerous articles and op-eds.Ian has applied his design-build experience to public procurement including long-term care developments.

He has contributed to our national task force for age-friendly housing and taught courses and made presentations in Canada, the United States and Korea. Rudy is a recipient of life membership for the Practice of Architecture with Distinction from the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA), is a Fellow, Past President and life member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and is an Honorary Fellow with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Rudy Friesen

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