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Bruce Haden is an architect and principal of Human Studio, which he co-founded in 2017 with Peter Atkinson. The firm focuses on using outstanding design to enhance the quality of human relationships, and is committed to enhancing built and social infrastructure resistance to the challenges of climate change. Human Studio’s work currently includes multiple B.C. housing projects, Indigenous cultural and housing projects, and post-secondary and cultural projects. Prior to forming Human Studio, Bruce led multiple high-profile projects as partner at DIALOG (formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden), including the globally published and awarded Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, UBC Student Nest Building (with B+H) and Vancouver House Tower (with the Bjarke Ingels Group). He is also co-author of Urban Magnets, a book about enhancing sociability in the public realm through a focus on activity rather than a focus on form. An active member of the Canadian design community, Bruce is a founding board member of the Urbanarium, has twice chaired the City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel, has assisted both Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in setting up design review panels, and is the jury chair for the international design competition for Block 2 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Bruce was also the Vancouver correspondent for Canadian Architect magazine for 10 years and the design correspondent for CBC Radio’s Early Edition for two years, as well as serving as chair of the board of directors of the Contemporary Art Gallery. Bruce Haden graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1991 with the RAIC Gold Medal.

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