Hanganu completed a degree in architecture at the University of Bucharest in 1961, and arrived in Canada in 1970.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, he has designed a number of prominent Quebec buildings, including the new wing of the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Higher Education Commission Montréal building, the concert Hall of Rimouski, the UQAM design school and several other mixed-use, commercial, residential and cultural buildings in Montreal, Europe and Asia. Hanganu leads a diversified practice with projects ranging in scale from single-family houses to entire city blocks. Completed works include numerous housing projects of varying size and complexity, office buildings, hotels and resorts, multi-use complexes, institutional buildings, and several theatres.
He has more than 50 Architectural Awards to his cr, many from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) and from preservation organizations such as Sauvons Montréal.
Project highlights include the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Church, the UQAM Design Pavilion, the Cirque du Soleil studio, Higher Education Commission Montréal, the Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde, Hotel Godin, the Montréal Archival Centre, l’Anglicane de Lévis, the Rimouski Arts Centre, and residential areas in Val de l’Anse. When the call for entries for Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg was made only 30 of the world"s most prolific architects, including Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and others were invited.
The Hanganu-Groupe ARCOP consortium went on to become the top three finalists in the competition, though the final design was awarded to American architect Antoine Predock. The RAIC Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of significant contribution to Canadian architecture, and is the highest honour the profession of architecture in Canada can bestow.
lieutenant recognizes an individual whose personal work has demonstrated exceptional excellence in the design and practice of architecture.
And/or, whose work related to architecture, has demonstrated exceptional excellence in research or education.
Served to Lieutenant art Romanian Armed Forces, 1960. Member.Order of Architects of Quebec (Distinction d"excellence 1981, Mention d"excellence 1984), Ontario Association Architects, The Royal Architectural Institute Canada.
Married Anca Sadeanu Hanganu, March 13, 1970. Children: Patricia, Karina.