Frank Albo


Frank AlboBA, MA, MPhil, PhD

Dr. Frank Albo is an internationally renowned architectural historian and is known locally as the inspiration behind The Hermetic Code, a bestselling book detailing the fascinating secrets and symbolism of the architecture of the Manitoba Legislative Building. More than 22,000 people have taken his tours of the building and been exposed to the numerological, masonic, and esoteric meanings behind the home of the Provincial government.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Winnipeg in 2002, Albo went on to further his studies at the University of Toronto, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Cambridge, Peterhouse — where he ultimately attained his MPhil and PhD. He has taught locally at The University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba for ten years and is currently Adjunct Professor of History at UWinnipeg.

Albo has been published in numerous academic journals on topics as varied as French gardens, the Gothic Revival, Kabbalah, and of course the Golden Boy — and he regularly appears in media throughout North America, Europe, and Central Asia discussing architectural topics. His latest book, to be released in the coming months, lays out a foundation myth encoded into the breathtaking architecture of Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.

Albo has also advised several prominent architectural firms and museums, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, as well as governmental bodies locally and in Europe.

“Dr. Albo is a widely respected historian and proud Winnipegger who has spent more than a decade educating locals and tourists alike on what may be Manitoba’s most notable building. His time at The University of Winnipeg, just down the street from the Legislative Building, surely helped to inspire his work, and he will be a wonderful addition to our exclusive list of Distinguished Alumni,” said Alumni Association President Kevin Freedman.

The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association is honoured to present Dr. Frank Albo with the Distinguished Alumni Award.