Graeme Bristol

Graeme Bristol

North Saanich, BC, CA



Graeme Bristol is the ED/founder of the Centre for Architecture and Human Rights. He holds professional and research degrees in architecture from UBC and an LLM in human rights law from Queen’s University Belfast.  In Vancouver he had a small firm in the 80s and early 90s.  He was also the community organizer of the Downtown Granville Tenants’ Association.  In Papua New Guinea between 1994 and 1997 he was a supervising architect with the national Department of Works and the Registrar of the Board of Architects.  Between 1998 and 2010 he taught architecture in Bangkok working with students mainly in slum communities and in construction camps with migrant workers and their families.  He also worked with the UN during the tsunami recovery in Thailand.  He has been writing and speaking on architecture and human rights for many years.



Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, GB, Masters, Human Rights Law

'The Right to Development'

Sep 2006 - May 2008

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, Masters, Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture

"Architecture and Shelter: The Roles and Responsibilities of Architects in Meeting Basic Needs"

Sep 1987 - May 1992

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, BArch, Architecture

Professional Degree program

Sep 1974 - May 1980

University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA, Bachelors, English & Philosophy

Sep 1969 - May 1973

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