Donald Luxton is founder and principal at Donald Luxton & Associates, a leading heritage and cultural resource management consultancy in western Canada. A heritage consultant, advocate, educator and author, he has worked on numerous projects over more than three decades including municipal planning, heritage registers, restoration of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, and the development of museums and cultural facilities. Donald was the heritage consultant for the Burrard Bridge rehabilitation completed in 2017, a comprehensive infrastructure upgrade and restoration of Vancouver’s 1932 Art Deco landmark.
In addition, Donald is active in the field of public education, teaching heritage conservation courses, and since 2005 has been a sessional lecturer in the BCIT Architectural Science degree program. He is the co-author of Lions Gate (1999) that won numerous literary and heritage awards, including the City of Vancouver Book Award and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing. Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia (2003; 2nd ed. 2007) was awarded the Heritage Canada Achievement Award in 2003 and a BC Book Prize in 2004. In 2007, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and in 2009 he was the recipient of the British Columbia Heritage Award.