STANLEY KING Dip.Arch (Leics), UK, M.Arch (UBC), MAIBC (Retired), MRAIC. member, Institute of Environmental Learning, SFU Founder President of the Co-Design Group Canadian architect With sadness, the family of Ernest Stanley King (Stan) announces that he died peacefully at home after a brief illness, at the age of 93, December 3, 2020. Stan was celebrated for his vibrancy, enthusiasm, generosity and inspiration. Founder and President of The Co-Design Group, Stan was an internationally recognized and published authority on public design participation, and a pioneer in developing methods of public dialogue for citizens of all ages. Stan worked with thousands of Canadians, from Haida Gwaii to Halifax, engaging communities and particularly youth, in participation to illustrate innovative designs for change and envision new infrastructure for the future, creating seminal urban design, including Robson Square, False Creek South Shore, Granville Island, Woodwards, Ambleside, Riverview, and most recently with the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for Heather and Jericho Lands in Vancouver. His work is featured in the National Film Board's "Chairs for Lovers", NFB, 1972 and nationally on CBC and CTV. Stan's guidance and legacy will be continued by the Co-Design Group team. Stan is survived by his wife and partner of 67 years, Margaret, children Celia, Rachel and Alan, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2021.