It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our great friend and colleague, Peter Willings, Chief Engineer (Emeritus) of HH Angus and Associates.
Peter joined HH Angus in 1963 as a young engineer out of Australia. With obvious skill and tremendous engineering knowledge and instincts, he rose steadily through the ranks to become the company’s Chief Engineer in 1987, responsible for all facets of the firm’s engineering practice, directing and advising staff engaged in the design and preparation of drawings and specifications of Mechanical and Electrical Systems, and the supervision of installations for institutional, commercial and industrial undertakings.
One of Peter’s milestone projects at HH Angus was working with Architect Rod Robbie on Toronto’s SkyDome (now the Rogers Centre). He had previously worked with Robbie on the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal. Other career highlights include winning a National Low Energy Building Design Award; the iconic Toronto Dominion Centre (shown at left); the Queen’s Park office complex; the Eaton Centre’s Dundas Tower; and a long list of hospitals, computer centres and post-secondary projects too numerous to mention.
Peter’s dedication – to engineering in general and to HH Angus and Associates in particular- is a remarkable and increasingly rare achievement. He served the firm with distinction for – 54 years, continuing to work and to make significant contributions long after his official retirement. We have been the fortunate colleagues who benefited from Peter’s insight, his innate understanding of engineering, and his vast generosity in sharing that knowledge.
He will be deeply missed.