Brigitte Shim along with her partner, A. Howard Sutcliffe, are both principals in the design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Brigitte Shim is also a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
Shim-Sutcliffe’s built work explores the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape and furniture and fittings. To date, Shim and Sutcliffe have received thirteen Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an American Institute of Architects National Honor Award along with many other professional accolades for their built work ranging from projects for non-profit groups to public and private clients.
Brigitte Shim is a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto since 1988, engaged in core design studios, advanced design studios as well as teaching courses in the History and Theory of Landscape Architecture. She was the 2014 Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale University’s School of Architecture and has been a visiting chair and lecturer at numerous universities and participated in conferences globally. She has served on numerous international, national and local design juries as an advocate for design excellence including the 2007 Aga Khan Architecture Award Master jury.
In January 2013, Brigitte Shim and her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe were both awarded the Order of Canada, “for their contributions as architects designing sophisticated structures that represent the best of Canadian design to the world.”