Barbara Vogel received her Masters of Science in Architecture at the University of Technology in Krakow Poland. She has pursued her professional career in Poland, Finland and Canada. She was a Design Director in Arthur Erikson Architects office in Toronto in charge of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. Currently she is a partner in the Vogel Architects Inc, the Design Director for Canadian Embassies in Berlin, Germany; Seoul; South Korea and The Hague, Holland (embassy projects are a joint venture with other architectural offices), Pharaon Mountain Development in Egypt and Southlands Development, Bermuda. She received the Ontario Association of Architects 1999 Award of Architectural Excellence for the experimental Summer Retreat Project. Professor Vogel’s projects have been featured in various architectural magazines in Canada and abroad. Professor Vogel is a registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects, and a dormant member of Polish and Finnish Architects Associations. She is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) and the RCA Past President. For her contributions to the visual arts’ in Canada, Professor Vogel has been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.