George Cotaras

President and General Manager of FBM, George has been with the firm since 1983.  He completed his studies in architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1981 (BSc, BEDS, BArch) after which he attended studies at Tokyo Institute of Technology.

George has over 30 years of experience in the design of buildings, document production, construction administration and project management in a broad array of building types ranging from institutional, educational and commercial construction, to high-tech computer and industrial facilities and specialized training facilities.

George has worked on many complex buildings often in association with other architects, both nationally and internationally. These projects have been the recipient of many design awards including the Governor General's Medals in Architecture, SABMag Canadian Green Building of the Year Award and a nomination for the "World Building of the Year" (Civic and Community category) at the World Architecture Festival for the Halifax Central Library. George has lectured both nationally and internationally at conferences, particularly on the public engagement process utilized by FBM for the Halifax Central Library. George has been a sessional instructor at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also an examiner for the NSAA and an evaluator for RAIC’s Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects program to facilitate licensure for immigrant architects. George was made a fellow of the RAIC in 2015.