Kiyoshi Matsuzaki

Region: Vancouver British Columbia
Born 1943, Shanghai China
Died 2012


Kiyoshi Matsuzaki was an architect. He was born in Shanghai, China to parents from Steveston, BC, and grew up in Tokyo. At age 18, Matsuzaki began his architectural studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, and worked at a firm in Hamden, Connecticut for some years after graduation, where he met his wife, fellow architect Eva Pupols.

In 1972, the couple moved to Vancouver, where Matsuzaki worked for Arthur Erickson Architects for 14 years. He then went on to become a partner in Matsuzaki Wright Architects, and later Matsuzaki Architects, alongside his wife Eva. He is remembered for his active volunteerism within the profession of architecture, including a term as president of Architecture Canada and many other positions on committees, panels, and boards. He was a strong advocate for diversity and involving the younger generation of architects in professional organizations.

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