John Leroux, architect, Loyalist architecture
Fredericton, New Brunswick
A native of New Brunswick, John Leroux graduated from McGill University’s school of architecture in 1994 and Concordia University’s graduate program of Canadian Art History in 2002. During that time, he was employed at several Governor General’s Award-winning architecture firms in Toronto, as well as firms in Atlanta and his hometown of Fredericton. John has also taught and lectured on art history and design at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design in Fredericton since 2001.
He has been honoured with grants and awards for architectural and public art projects throughout Canada, and has pursued various disciplines of design and cultural studies including theatre/stage design, critical writing on art and architecture, graphic art, and public art, among others. John Leroux is the author and photographer of three books on New Brunswick architecture: A Fredericton Alphabet (2001), Building Capital – a guide to Fredericton’s historic landmarks (2004) and Building New Brunswick – an architectural history (2008). John is also a regular contributing architecture columnist for the Telegraph-Journal. In 2008 he curated the landmark exhibition “Building New Brunswick / Bâtir le Nouveau-Brunswick” at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.