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Gordon Edwards was born 20 April 1930 in Montreal and graduated from McGill's School of Architecture in 1954. After graduation he joined the firm of Rother, Bland, and Trudeau Architects and remained there until 1959 when he became a partner in Bland, Lemoyne, and Edwards Architects and Town Planning Consultants.
Edwards taught at Laval University from 1968 to 1969 and in 1968 went on to work with the firm of Papineau Gerin-Lajoie Edwards, where he became a partner in 1969. In 1978 he founded Edwards Lam Associates and in 1980 Gordon Edwards Architects.
An architect who specialized in lighting systems, he worked on many projects including pavilions at Expo 67, new Chancellor Day Hall at McGill University, Mirabel International Airport, Canada Development Corporation in Toronto, and the Guy Favreau project in Montreal. He started teaching at McGill in 1968 as a Visiting Professor and was named as an adjunct professor for the core lighting design course in the School of Architecture in 1985. He was also a President of the Mount Royal Tennis Club in the 1980s. Gordon Edwards died in 2005.