Étienne Gaboury biography

Étienne Gaboury


1930 –


Who is Étienne Gaboury?

Étienne Gaboury, CM OM is a Canadian architect from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Gaboury, a distant relative of Louis Riel, studied architecture and Latin at the University of Manitoba before studying at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris. Gaboury is known for his regional prairie designs which incorporate elements of the physical, emotional and spiritual.

He has completed more than 300 projects around the world including the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and is considered one of the most important Canadian architects working today.

His most notable projects include the Royal Canadian Mint building in Winnipeg, the new Saint Boniface Cathedral and the Esplanade Riel. The teepee-style Precious Blood Church completed in 1968 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, features eleven interior wood beams which form a smoke hole like skylight thirty meters above the altar.

In 2010, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.


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Apr 24, 1930
Swan Lake
Also known as
  • Étienne-Joseph Gaboury
  • Canada
  • University of Manitoba
Lived in
  • Winnipeg

on July 23, 2013

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