Bill Nankivell, BB. Arch, OAA, FRAIC

CEO, B+H Architects

Bill Nankivell is the CEO of B+H Architects, a leading global architecture and design firm with over 60 years of award-winning work. After graduating from the University of Toronto and working for two leading Canadian design firms, Bill joined B+H in 1996 as a partner and was appointed as CEO in 2006.

In his time with the firm he has led growth in the healthcare and higher education sectors and has overseen significant global growth through acquisitions and organic initiatives. Starting with offices in Toronto, B+H now practices in ten studios across North America, Asia, and the Middle East, with over 350 staff globally.

As an ambassador for creating bold and inspiring spaces for people, Bill’s work managing a diverse team of architects, designers, and planners across ten studios has aided in delivering some of the most iconic structures internationally. He has also been instrumental in expanding the firm’s global platform through an emphasis on quality design, technical excellence and client service to guide B+H into the future.

With deep project experience, Bill’s knowledge and passion for the industry resulted in a medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) for Innovation in Architecture for his work on the Beamish-Munro Hall at Queen’s University in 2003, as well as being appointed a Fellow of the RAIC. He was profiled in Canadian Business’s Portraits in Leadership in 2011, and as CEO of the firm he accepted the award for Leadership in Asia-Pacific Trade from HSBC International Business Awards in 2011.

Bill has also served as a keynote speaker at numerous global conferences, particularly in the field of health care facility design, and he has been a member of YPO since 2003.

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa.

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