January 21, 2013
Canadian architect passes away
Kiyoshi Matsuzaki, architect and past-president and Fellow of Architecture Canada (RAIC), and former council member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, passed away on Dec. 23, 2012.
He was born in 1943 in Shanghai, China to Susumu and Kiyoko (Izumi) Matsuzaki, both originally from Steveston, B.C.
After the war in 1945, the family settled in Tokyo where Kiyoshi and his brother Kazuo were raised.
At age 18 Kiyoshi moved to the United States to study architecture at Rhode Island School of Design.
After graduation he worked at Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Assoc. (formerly Eero Saarinen Architects) in Hamden, Conn. There at the coffee machine he met fellow architect Eva Pupols whom he married in 1970.
Two years later they moved to Vancouver where he worked for Arthur Erickson Architects for 14 years, and then was a partner in Matsuzaki Wright Architects and Matsuzaki Architects.
Throughout his professional career Kiyoshi was an active volunteer on many committees, panels, and boards.
He was a strong advocate for involving the younger generation, for diversity, and for increased volunteerism. Even after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010, he continued his efforts, especially for distance education and other national issues at Architecture Canada.
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