Peter Busby, Intl. Assoc. AIA, the managing director of the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will, is moving to San Francisco, where he will serve as the managing director for the office. He is replacing Russ Drinker, AIA, who is taking a position as Perkins+Will regional director for East and Southeast Asia.
As Vancouver’s managing director, Busby led such projects as the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, the Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability, and Energy.Environment.Experiential Learning. “Critics have called him Canada’s greenest architect,” writes ARCHITECT contributor Edward Keegan, AIA, for a March cover-story feature on Perkins+Will.
Susan Gushe will assume the title of managing director at the Vancouver office, according to a press official, but Busby will continue to provide overall design leadership for the Vancouver office.
“A graduate of the University of British Columbia School of Architecture, Busby founded his own firm in Vancouver in 1984 and joined forces with Perkins+Will in 2004,” Keegan writes. “His focus has nearly always been green: Busby was mentored by sustainability guru Ray Cole early in his career, and he was one of the founders of the Canada Green Building Council, our neighbor to the north’s version of the USGBC.”
The March issue also featured a studio-visit profile of the Vancouver office. With an emphasis on higher education, waterfronts, and urban districts—and a mixed portfolio of civic and cultural work, corporate and commercial projects, and science and technology institutions—the San Francisco office neatly matches Vancouver.