STUDIO UPDATE: Nick Sully Named as a 2024 RAIC Fellow

We are honoured to announce that Managing Partner Nick Sully has been named as a 2024 RAIC Fellow for his contributions to the profession.

“A Fellow of the RAIC College is a member of the RAIC who has achieved professional eminence or has rendered distinctive service to the profession or to the community at large. Nomination and advancement to Fellowship is administered by the RAIC College. Fellowship is bestowed upon individuals through a nomination process and recognizes members for their contribution to research, scholarship, public service, or professional standing to the good of architecture in Canada, or elsewhere.”

Nick co-founded SHAPE Architecture in 2007 on the premise that critical design practice can be both commercially viable and environmentally responsible. Over the last two decades, his focus has been on place-making; unlocking design potential with low energy / high performance design solutions and progressive engagement with technology.

His work on ecological densification in Vancouver in the 2000’s helped pave the way for fundamental changes to Vancouver’s Land-Use bylaws which enabled multiple residences on single-family lots across the City, transforming the way families live in Vancouver.

Nick’s work has been recognized with the 1999 AIBC Gold Medal, several City of Vancouver Urban Design Awards, the 2016 RAIC National Urban Design Medal, 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal and the 2020 Governor General’s Medal.

He has over twenty five years of experience leading both local and international projects at multiple scales. Nick was also previously chaired the UBC Advisory Design Panel, and was a former board member for the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

This year’s Fellows will be officially inducted to the RAIC College on Thursday, May 16 during the 2024 RAIC Conference. Congratulations to all 41 new RAIC Fellows!

Learn more about this year’s RAIC Fellows here.