George Cotaras completed his studies in architecture at TUNS in 1981 (now Dalhousie). After completing graduate studies at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he returned to join Fowler Bauld & Mitchell (FBM) in 1983. He is currently president of this 30-person Halifax-based architecture and interior design practice, which celebrated 100 years of continuous practice in 2017.
George has worked professionally in Japan and Canada. In his 36-year career, he has been responsible for many significant and award-winning projects. George was the principal-in-charge of the Halifax Central Library, designed in association with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects of Denmark and the entire community of Halifax, which continues to enjoy worldwide acclaim for its unique and progressive design and design process.