Bruno Freschi

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Bruno Freschi
BornApril 18, 1937
Alma materUniversity of British Columbia
Awardstop architecture student award
PracticeBruno Freschi Architects
ProjectsExpo 86

Bruno Freschi is a Canadian architect best known for his role as chief architect for Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in Trail, British Columbia on April 18, 1937. He studied architecture at the University of British Columbia where he received Canada's top architecture student award . He then studied in London at the Architectural Association before returning to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to work with Arthur Erickson in the 1960s. He founded his own firm, Bruno Freschi Architects, in 1970 in Vancouver. He was dean of the school of architecture and planning at the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA until 2002.

New Work[edit]

Currently, Freschi is working in different mediums as a form of expressionism. He explores themes for politics and urbanization through painting and sculpture.

His newest exhibition, 'Body Politick: The Art & Architecture of Bruno Freschi' opens June 28, 2018, at Il Museo inside the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. The exhibition is curated by Angela Clarke.


1966 - Designs the Staples Residence in West Vancouver, an icon of west coast modern architecture.
1985 - Completes the architecture, design, and construction of the Vancouver Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre for His Highness the Aga Khan.
1986 - Master Planner & Chief Architect, Expo 86.

  • Ismaili Center Burnaby, Burnaby, British Columbia [1]


In 1985, Bruno Freschi was awarded the Officer, Order of Canada for Architecture (O.C.).[1]


  1. ^ Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

External links[edit]

  • Archnet [2]
  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada [3]