Peter Hemingway

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Peter Hemingway
Born 1929
Minster, Kent
Died 1995
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Rochester Technical College
Buildings Muttart Conservatory
Muttart Conservatories in the North Saskatchewan River valley of Edmonton, Alberta

Peter Hemingway (1929–1995) was a British architect who practised mainly in Canada on public works.

Biography[edit]

Hemingway was born in Minster, Kent and after gaining a diploma from Rochester Technical College he emigrated to Canada in 1955. Serving briefly in the Alberta Department of Public Works, Hemingway founded his own practice in 1956. Hemingway won the Massey medal twice for his architecture: the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre formerly known as Coronation Pool (1968–1970) and the Stanley Engineering Building (1968). However, his most well-known and recognizable building is probably the Muttart Conservatory, a group of pyramid-shaped greenhouses in the Edmonton river valley. [1] He was also the architect of the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle in Central Edmonton which was demolished in 2007 despite attempts for it to be given protective status. In 1982 he served as President of the Alberta Association of Architects. He was a frequent contributor to professional publications.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pound, Richard W. (2005). 'Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates'. Fitzhenry and Whiteside.