Dr. Hedy Fry celebrates the life of Bing Thom

Hedy Fry In The House
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dr. Hedy Fry celebrates the life of Bing Thom

 
Hon. Hedy Fry
House of Commons - October 6, 2016
(Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada):  
 
[French]
 
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to one of Canada’s leading architects and urban designers, Bing Thom, who passed away suddenly earlier this week.
 
[English]
 
Bing was one of Canada's “starchitects”, internationally renowned as an urban visionary driven by pure passion who saw architecture as a way to uplift not only the physical but also the economic and social conditions of a community.
    
Bing collaborated with Arthur Erickson to build the world famous Vancouver Law Courts and leaves behind a remarkable legacy, locally in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC and internationally in the Mead Center for American Theatre in Washington, D.C.
    
My deepest condolences to the Thom family.