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Happy Retirement, Ken!!

The Merrick Architecture family wishes Ken Watson a well-deserved Happy Retirement!

Ken Watson has been with the practice for 17 years, joining us in our Victoria Studio from 1999-2009, returning from 2016 until his announced retirement at the end of 2022.

Before relocating to the west coast, Ken worked as an Architect in Edmonton Alberta, at several significant practices, including Chandler Kennedy where he first met our founder, Paul Merrick.

Ken has been an avid boater and maintains a waterfront property on Galiano Island, in addition to being a seasoned brew master, scotch aficionado, car hobbyist, photographer and music lover.

Ken and his wife Sue reside in Sooke on Vancouver Island.


University of Victoria Cornett Building Seismic Upgrade: Won the 2003 RAIC Award of Excellence in Contract Documentation

Significant Projects Contributions:

Sussex Place Renovations, Victoria BC

SMUS Wenman Pavilion, Victoria BC

SMUS Junior School Annex, Victoria BC

1568 Alberni, Vancouver BC

410 West Georgia/Deloitte Summit, Vancouver BC

Morgan Block, Victoria BC

31 Bastion Renovations, Victoria BC

The Bay Site Redevelopment, Victoria BC

SMUS Sun Centre, Victoria BC

The Janion, Victoria BC

Siem Lelum Phase 2, Victoria BC

UVIC David Turpin Building (Social Sciences and Mathematics Building), Victoria BC

Woodruff House, Victoria BC

University of Victoria Cornett Building Seismic Upgrade

Brentwood College School – Multiple Projects, Mill Bay, BC

Shoal Point, Victoria BC