RICHARD E. HULBERT  MAIBC, FRAIC, AIA, RCA, RAIA, RRP

Richard E. Hulbert is the principal and owner of an international architecture and planning practice with its head office in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Richard E. Hulbert received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from the University of Arizona/Tucson where he was awarded the American Institute of Architects Silver Medal for highest design ability.  After completing his Masters of Architecture degree at the University of California/Berkeley, he joined the GRV Design Group and for two years served as President/Los Angeles Division where he was responsible for many projects throughout the United States.

Mr. Hulbert came to Canada and established the architectural practice Architect R.E. Hulbert and Associates. The range of work the practice carried out included urban design, themed commercial projects, housing and master planning as well as institutional, commercial and residential projects.  In 1986, Mr. Hulbert established The Hulbert Group in order to extend professional planning and design services into new markets outside Canada.

Over the past 30 years the group has planned over 25,000 acres of land, has designed over 50,000 units of accommodation globally and has completed assignments on five continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  They have completed master plans as large as 7,500 acres in scope, which have been built, and their architectural expertise ranges from whole ownership condominiums through interval ownership and hotel projects.

Offshore work includes the internationally acclaimed Sanctuary Cove Resort, a $600 million mixed-use waterfront development in Queensland, Australia, which features a Hyatt Regency International Hotel, a golf and country club, a recreation club and a yacht club, as well as residential and other recreational facilities. This resort was recognized by the Australian Tourism Industry as Australia's Best Resort. As well, the Sanctuary Cove Country Club clubhouse received the Golfing Professional Award for the Best Golf Clubhouse in Australia. 

Mr. Hulbert was the lead architect for the master planning of Pacific Place, a 2 billion dollar mixed-use waterfront development on the former 200-acre Expo site in Vancouver. This project was judged the Pacific Rim's finest new community development at the annual international building design and planning awards competition held by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco.  

Mr. Hulbert was also the chief architect and urban designer during the comprehensive rezoning phase for all three phases of a 2,500-unit mixed-use urban residential neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver, which includes 2 million square feet of commercial development.   The first phase of this development was named the Best Master Planned Community at the 1998 Urban Development Institute’s Awards for Excellence in Urban Development. 

Mr. Hulbert's contributions have been consistently recognized by the architectural profession in Canada, the public sector and the development industry.  He has won design awards or had his works published each and every year for the past 25 years.   

Mr. Hulbert has participated in numerous major housing conferences in the past two decades.  He has lectured on the subject of office building design in the United States; on planning and residential design to the development and construction industries in Canada; on computer applications to architecture to the architectural profession and the construction industry; on energy conservation to other professional associations; and on housing livability to consumer groups. 

National and International business, trade, professional and consumer publications look to Mr. Hulbert as a regular source of news and feature stories, and his authoritative building  profiles and discussions of innovative design are respected and read by consumers, developers,  architects and government decision makers.  He is a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Building Renovation Magazine. 

The Hulbert Group's International expertise in wood-frame construction resulted in their selection by Forintek Canada Corporation to design their 105 thousand square foot research laboratory at the University of British Columbia.  This project has been recognized by the forest industry as a demonstration of the innovative uses of wood in non-residential buildings. 

Mr. Hulbert was an invited guest speaker at the 1997 International Forum on Wood Construction in Germany, speaking on pre-fabrication versus on-site construction. 

In recognition of his outstanding service to the housing industry, Mr. Hulbert was awarded the Province of British Columbia HOUSING AWARD, the first ever such award to be received by an architect.  Shortly thereafter, he received a

Governor General's Award for Architecture, his second in three years. 

Mr. Hulbert has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.  The award is the highest honour the Institute can bestow upon a member.  Mr. Hulbert has maintained a high degree of professional involvement during his career, and his past and present voluntary activities include the following:

Member College of Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Academician Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts
Member and Past President Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Former Director Canadian Wood Council
Former Chairman Canadian Wood Council
Former Director Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region
Founding Member Editorial Advisory Board, Building Renovation Magazine
Former Director Canadian Home Builders Association
The Founding Chairman Arts Umbrella Foundation School for Visual & Performing Arts
Director American Resort Development Association
Member The American Insitute of Architects
Member California Board of Architects