Cn Tower architect Roger Du Toit Wins RAIC 2017 Gold Medal

Roger du Toit, a Canadian architect who played an integral role in the design of the CN tower in Toronto, has received the highest honour bestowed by Canada’s national architecture organization, the RAIC 2017 Gold medal. This comes two years after his death in 2015 due to injuries sustained during a cycling accident.

Roger du Toit photograph by Sandy Nicholson  

Roger du Toit photograph by Sandy Nicholson

 

Du Toit, originally from South Africa, is considered one of Canada’s most important architects and urban planners. In 1975, he founded his own practice under the name du Toit Allsopp Hillier or DTAH for short.

When it comes to the CN tower, Du Toit worked alongside studio WZMH Architects and  Australian architect John Andrews. Standing 553 meters high, the tower held the world's tallest freestanding structure title for 34 years. It was also holds a very special place in the Canadian music scene, as it was used as the cover of Drake’s last album Views.