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Distinguished Service Award for C.Y. Loh

C.Y. Loh

C.Y. Loh
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C.Y. Loh graduated with his MS in civil engineering from UW-Madison in 1963. After graduation, he began working as a bridge designer with the firm Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff in Kansas City.

Later moving to London, Loh joined Ove Arup & Partners where his career turned to structural design of architectural buildings--the field that would become his passion.

In 1966, he and his family emigrated to Vancouver, Canada. There, Loh worked with Wright Engineers designing mining projects, before being hired as an in-house structural engineer for the architectural firm of Rhone and Iredale. In 1970, he became the manager of that firm's structural department.

With the vision of further developing innovative structural systems for architectural clients, Loh started his own firm of C.Y. Loh and Associates Ltd. in 1973. The practice has flourished with many projects winning numerous architectural and structural design awards for creativity of design and expressiveness of structure. The practice focuses on instructional projects such as university buildings, museums, theaters, and recreational and cultural centers.

C.Y. Loh Associates' portfolio includes structural design of the Canadian Pavilion at EXPO '92 in Seville, Spain. The firm's structural drawings are used for teaching at Columbia University, UW-Madison and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

In recognition of his significant contributions and dedicated service in the support and advancement of the profession of architecture, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia elected Loh as an Honorary Member in 1996.

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