PIBC Announces 2016 Honourary & Life Members

Posting Date: 
September 7, 2016 - November 6, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce the admission of Mr. Norman Hotson, Architect, AIBC, AAA, OAA, FRAIC, RCA to Honourary Membership and the admission of Mr. Jagdev Dhillon FCIP, RPP, AICP, to Life Membership in the Institute for their distinguished careers, achievements, and contributions to the planning profession.

Honourary Membership in PIBC recognizes distinguished individuals from outside the profession who have made outstanding contributions to the planning profession and to their communities.

Hotson photo

Norman Hotson graduated from the University of Toronto in 1969 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degree, and established his own firm in Vancouver in 1973 practicing architecture and urban design. Now a principal of DIALOG (formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects), Normon has designed and managed a diversity of project types, including historic restoration, mixed-use development, multi-family residential, educational buildings, student residences, and transit station design. Norman is noted as bringing an invaluable architect's lens to the planning profession, but routinely demonstrates an understanding of the city, the street, and the urban fabric as a setting for sociability and community.


Dhillon photoLife Membership in PIBC is the most distinguished honour that can be bestowed upon a long-serving professional member of the Institute who is worthy of significant recognition.

With a name familiar to generations of planners, Jagdev (Jag) Dhillon immigrated to Canada in 1963, holding a degree in science and law. In 1966 he obtained a Master of Science Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the UBC and has held membership with PIBC since May 1967. His work nationally and internationally, and his continued commitment to community service through civic advisory boards and the Rotary Club make him worthwhile of this recognition.

Jag was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 for his outstanding work in developing countries and also received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 in recognition of his contributions to Canada.


We look forward to officially celebrating Mr. Hotson's and Mr. Dhillon's admissions, along with our newly Certified members and longstanding professional members, at our 9th annual WTPD Gala and Reception on November 5th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.

Don't miss the annual WTPD event to celebrate and connect with your colleagues and friends in the profession!

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Deadline for RSVP: Oct 31, 2016.

News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley
Executive Director
ph: 604.696.5031
e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca