2022-23 Wood Design & Building Awards Jury 



Susan Fitzgerald, Design Principal at FBM 

Susan Fitzgerald is Design Principal at FBM and an Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Practice at Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture and Planning in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally from the UK, she is both an architect and an interior designer involved in teaching, research, and practice.

Her work has been the recipient of many accolades—including the Canadian Architect Award, Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome, Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, the Wood Design Award, the EnRoute Air Canada Award in partnership with the RAIC, Maritime Design Awards, and multiple Lieutenant Governors’ Awards including the Medal of Excellence. In addition, the work has been nominated for multiple Mies’ Crown Hall Americas Prizes (IIT College of Architecture). Widely exhibited and published, Susan was made a fellow of the RAIC in 2015. At Dalhousie University she has been running an urban systems design studio in Havana, Cuba in close collaboration with Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana José Antonio Echeverría. She is the author of the recent book Havana: Mapping Lived Experiences of Urban Agriculture.

For more information, please visit: fbm.ca


Brian Court, Partner at Miller Hull

Brian Court has brought sustainable design to the forefront of the public realm with his performance-driven design process that works in harmony with natural forces, shaping our environment and establishing a low-impact, regenerative future. Since joining Miller Hull in 2001, Brian has led the design of numerous high profile and complex landmark projects using a deft combination of time-tested and innovative design strategies and emerging technologies. This has earned him the reputation as an advocate for groundbreaking sustainable design.

Brian has a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington and continues to give back to the program as a guest reviewer and thesis critic. Pushing the boundaries of current practice make him a highly sought-after speaker and instructor who regularly shares his insight and experience with other designers and students. Additionally, Brian was honored with the distinguished and singular Young Architect Award by AIA Seattle in 2013.

For more information, please visit: millerhull.com


Stéphan Langevin, Principal and lead design at STGM architecture

Since graduating from Laval University’s architecture school in 1990, Stéphan Langevin, a Principal at STGM Architecture, has worked as a lead designer for various firms. Stéphan has held the role of lead designer at STGM since the firm’s foundation in 2001 and became a partner in 2004. He works, directly or indirectly, on all STGM’s mandates and has been the driving force behind several innovative design and sustainable development strategies. Since the beginning of his career, Stéphan Langevin has participated, as lead designer, in the development of several projects that have won awards and distinctions in architecture at the provincial, national and international levels. 

Stéphan has developed a particular expertise in the design of wood construction for non-residential projects. His knowledge has led him to speak regularly at conferences in Canada and abroad, participate in round tables, and contribute to the development of technical guides in the field of wood construction. He has also been involved in industry promotions over the years, including, in 2016, as co-chair of the Forum Innovation Bois, an initiative of the government of Québec.  

For more information, please visit: www.stgm.net