Born 1949, Ontario
Robert Hirano is a Lethbridge-based architect who specializes in heritage preservation and conservation of historic and heritage sites with his firm, rkh architecture. They have worked on a variety of projects in public, industrial, commercial, and institutional settings, including the Raymond Community Centre, Lethbridge Fire Hall No. 1, Lethbridge Main Street (Lethbridge’s historic downtown), University of Lethbridge Library, the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, the Lethbridge Judo Club, Galt Gardens, and the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden interpretive centre. Hirano’s firm has won awards from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, among others, and Hirano has been awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal for his work preserving heritage architecture in support of arts and culture in Alberta. Hirano holds a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Windsor, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Calgary.
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