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Edward Williams

Edward Williams Portrait

November 15, 1956 – December 23, 2023

Eddie Williams has been a highly regarded member of the architectural community on Vancouver Island for many years. Both his work, and his personal influence, have made substantial contributions to our local architectural culture.

Eddie was born in Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland in 1956, to Marcella Drew and Joseph Williams and grew up on the family farm in Milltown, County Westmeath, Ireland.  

Eddie completed a diploma in Architectural Building Technology in Waterford, Ireland, and then immigrated to Canada in the 1980s, working in several architectural offices largely in Alberta, including a period as a project architect with Douglas Cardinal.  

Eddie’s most memorable individual architectural project is arguably the design of the very impressive ’Dove of Peace’ to celebrate the 1984 visit of Pope John Paul II - which remains a prominent landmark in Edmonton. Relocating to Victoria, Eddie worked in a series of local offices, including a period with architect John Di Castri, before establishing his own firm, Steller Architectural Consulting in 2011. 

Eddie served actively for several years as an RAIC volunteer. He was elected as the Chair of the previously named Vancouver Island Chapter of the AIBC and remained as an advisor to the subsequent Vancouver Island South Network of the RAIC.