Duffus, Romans, Kundzins, Rounsefell Ltd
Duffus, Romans, Kundzins, Rounsefell Ltd, architects, Halifax, was founded in 1949 and has executed a variety of important commissions, including: the Nova Scotia Museum (1970), the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children (1970), Historic Properties (1974), and the Library at Kings College (1991), all in Halifax; the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1958, 1968, 1977), and the Alderney Gate Civic Centre (1990), both in Dartmouth, NS; and the Valley Regional Hospital (1992), in Kentville, NS. Its projects have received a number of design awards, including an Award of Excellence for Historic Properties from the Canadian Architect Yearbook in 1972 and the first City of Halifax Design Award for the Kings College Library in 1992. The firm's directors have always been active in their professional associations. One of its founders, Allan Ferguson Duffus (b 16 June 1915), was elected a fellow of the Royal Architectural Inst of Canada in 1956 and served as dean of the College of Fellows 1969-72 and president 1973-74. A second director, Roy Wilwerth, was elected to the college in 1992 and to the presidency of the RAIC in1992-93.