Expo 67 made a strong imprint on Quebec design and as the Design Project Manager for the Canadian Pavillon, my father’s drawing and eloquent displays became one of the highlights of the Pavillon. In the late 60’s he was nominated as Vice-President of the Interior Decorator Society of Quebec followed, on October 31st, 1972, by being named the first President of a newly formed national association, now known as the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).
André Dubois was one of the first draftsmen to lay the foundation for the standards of the profession; its statues, its regulations and its code of ethics. His invaluable contributions did not go unnoticed. In 1992, he was awarded the title of “IDC Fellow” and in 2001 he was Honorary Member by the Interior Decorators Society of Quebec.
André Dubois also carried the title of Chairman for the Committee of Education, a body within the National Design Council. A large part of is career was devoted to education. My father was a passionate and dedicated teacher. He always strived to establish a sense of trust between himself and is students; the same trust he always managed to develop between himself and his clients.
André Dubois originated the concept of design to the general public and shared his expertise with the young designers in is class. My father was recognized and respected by his students for his personalized teaching technique and his passion for the art, evidence by the many tributes received from his students at his funeral.
His accomplishments were many but his influence has gone way beyond his achievements.
Martin Dubois / Président
Mustang Systems Inc.