6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Riley Syjuco was awarded the President’s Medal at the 113th AGM of the AAA.
Riley was initially drawn to architecture as an avenue to express his creative nature in a formal manner. At the University of Calgary, Riley used the opportunities available to study architecture that pushes boundaries. His final research project re-envisioned how we experience architecture and explored how machine vision and the aural nature of our buildings can influence design.
Now, Riley uses architecture as a conduit to impact the communities he works in. Working at HDR in Vancouver as an Intern Architect, he focuses on the civic sector, and more specifically culture, community, and recreation.
Whether through his architecture work in communities, or his free time volunteer coaching at his local minor-hockey association, Riley continues to stay connected and make a difference at the local and community level.
The AAA’s President’s Medal is awarded annually to a graduating architecture student from the University of Calgary and a graduating interior design student from Mount Royal University. The chosen students are recognized annually for achieving the highest level of academic excellence or completing the most outstanding final design thesis for that academic year.
As Mount Royal University recently moved from an applied bachelor degree to a full bachelor degree program, they didn’t have a 2018 graduating class.