Tony Robins and his firm AA Robins Architect have received awards from Paris to Japan. Tony is a recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome in Architecture, a winner of the Lieutenant Governor of BC/AIBC’s Special Jury Award for the Kits Beach Restaurant and Lifeguard Project, as well as recipient of Canadian Architect Magazine Awards since the firm’s inception and first project in 1981. Publications include work in Objekt, Azure, L’Architetura, International Architecture and Design, several interiors hardcovers such as ‘World Interiors’, and an inclusion of fiction and art in Rizzoli’s “Morphosis: Buildings and Projects ’93 -’97.” Tony runs a design studio annually as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Architecture. He has been invited critic at architecture schools worldwide. He is cited in “Canadian Achievers” and his work is seen in over 80 publications.
Tony won the 2014/15 Western Living “Architect of the Year”, “Interior Designer of the Year” and “Eco Designer of the Year”. An unprecedented hat-trick.
Tony’s architectural projects are enriched by parallel success in screenwriting, fiction and art.
Tony’s exhibition Transmediation, opens at Elan Fine Art on September 29th. Transmediation is the process of translating a work into a different medium, revealing new significance, reception, and meaning brought to light by this unexpected narrative process.
Inspired by his experience with Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings, Tony explores the purity and captivating nature of black, taking advantage of the void and stillness to create many of his works that examine the duality of stasis and motion, desolation and saturation, artificial and natural. In other works, Tony’s investigation often delves into historical writings, his narrative approach revealing the delicate essence of the ethereal and constant, of camouflage, and the formation and deformation of integrity in a materialistic, psychological, and sociohistorical context. Tony’s works are innovative yet familiar, and place him alongside a number of important contemporary artists for his bold referential approach to everything from art history, literature, and cinema, to psychoanalysis.