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Aitken Wreglesworth Associates

  • Corporate body
  • 1985-1995

Aitken Wreglesworth Associates were a large architectural and design firm responsible for designing the Millward Building. In 1995, the firm merged with Waisman Dewar Grout Carter Inc. and partner David Aitken left both the firm and the field of architecture. The resulting firm, Architectura, practiced until 2003 when it was sold to Stantec.

Brett & Hall

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Franklin Brett and George D. Hall were landscape architects from Boston known for several projects in British Columbia, notably the garden-city plans for Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad towns at Prince Rupert, Prince George, and Vanderhoof. They studied under the famous Olmsted firm. Their work with Hatley Park, between 1912 and 1916, produced a number of the landscape features that the Park is known for today, most notably the formal gardens leading off from Hatley Castle.

British Columbia. Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.

  • Corporate body

The Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform is a group created by the government of British Columbia, Canada to investigate changes to the provincial electoral system.

On 25 October 2004, it proposed replacing the province's existing First Past the Post (FPTP) system with a Single Transferable Vote (STV) system: this recommendation was put to the electorate-at-large in a referendum held concurrently with the 2005 provincial election. The referendum required approval by 60% of votes and simple majorities in 60% of the 79 districts in order to pass: final results indicate that the referendum failed with only 57.7% of votes in favour, although it did have majority support in 77 of the 79 electoral districts.

Another referendum on adopting the STV system was held and defeated during BC's 2009 provincial election.

City of Colwood

  • Corporate body
  • 1985-present

The Royal Roads site is located within the municipality of Colwood.

DND (Department of National Defence)

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Established by the National Defence Act, the Department of National Defence incorporates the military forces of Canada. The fundamental goal of DND and the Canadian Forces is to protect Canada, and Canadian interests and values, while contributing to international peace and security. The Canadian Forces includes the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Paul Merrick Architects

  • Corporate body
  • 1984-present

Paul Merrick Architects is a firm of architects with offices in Victoria and Vancouver. Founded in 1984 by principals Paul Merrick and Roger Bayley, the firm has designed numerous buildings in the two cities. The firm took on new principal architects in 2004, although Merrick remains. Merrick is himself a well-known Canadian architect.

Robert M. Patterson Associates

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Robert M. Patterson Associates are a currently working firm of designers who specialize in cottages, small homes, and heritage renovations.

Royal Canadian Naval College

  • Corporate body
  • 1940 - 1942

Royal Canadian Naval College was the first name of the military college at Hatley Park.

Royal Roads Military College

  • Corporate body

Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) and its antecedents were located at Hatley Park from 1940 until its mandated federal closure in June 1995. Cadets attended classes, trained and lived on the campus. The college first was housed in Hatley Castle, with the Grant block being built for classroom and barack space in 1943. Two additional buildings were built for the cadets, and many on site buildings were adapted for use by the college.

Royal Roads Military College Band

  • Corporate body

RRMC band was composed of 15 pipers and drummers and 30 brass-and-reed musicians. All were officer cadets at the college.

Royal Roads University

  • Corporate body
  • 1995 -

Royal Roads University was founded in 1995 with the proclamation of the Royal Roads University Act. Royal Roads is authorized to grant degrees as a Canadian public university by the Province of British Columbia through the Royal Roads University Act, and is a member institution of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

Siddall Dennis Warner Architects

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  • ca. 1970-1985

Robert W. Siddall, Donald D. Dennis, and David H. Warner’s architectural firm, and prior firms involving Siddall and Dennis, were responsible for designing a number of Victoria landmarks. Representative work includes the Richard Blanshard Building, Centennial Square, and numerous buildings at the University of Victoria including the 1974 library extension (the library itself having been designed by RW Siddall and Associates in 1964), and the Cadboro Commons.

The firm continues in a new incarnation today as Warner James Architects.