Donald Bruce Luxton

work experience

Donald Luxton FRAIC has practised in the field of heritage conservation since 1983, and has experience in all aspects of heritage inventories, evaluations, planning and the management of heritage resources. His reputation as a heritage consultant, educator and preservation advocate has been established on projects throughout Western Canada. Mr. Luxton has also been active in the field of public education through the teaching of heritage conservation courses, for both general interest and university credit. He is an honourary member of the BC Society of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. AWARDS:"Lions Gate": City of Vancouver Book Award, 2000; Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing, 2000; British Columbia Historical Federation, First Prize, Competition for Writers of B.C. History; B.C. Book Prizes 2000, Nominee, Bill Duthie B.C. Booksellers Choice Award; City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour, 2000; West Vancouver Heritage Achievement Award of Excellence, 2000; Vancouver Historical Society Award, 2000; Heritage Society of British Columbia Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000."Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia": Heritage Canada Achievement Award, 2003; AIBC Special Jury Prize, 2004; Hallmark Society Mark Madoff Award, 2004; City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour, 2004; BC Book Prize, Haig-Brown Regional Award, 2004; Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants Award, 2005.


Bachelor of Architecture: University of British Columbia, 1983; Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts Major: University of British Columbia, 1976


"Lions Gate" (Co-author) [Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1999]; "Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia" [Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2003, 2007]; "100 Years of Care and Service" [Vancouver Coastal Health, 2006]; "Test of Time: The Enduring Legacy of Victoria City Hall" [City of Victoria, 2012]; Contributing author to Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism [Douglas & McIntyre, 2012].


Donald Luxton's interest in the preservation of architecture has led to his involvement with a number of heritage societies, including his role as Founding Director and current President of Heritage Vancouver; founding Director of the Victoria Heritage Foundation; founding President of the Canadian Art Deco Society; and Director of the Heritage Society of British Columbia.