Building runs in
Rolph’s father, Peter, was a master architect-builder and carver. In 1902, he left western Norway, arriving during the Gold Rush in Anchorage, Alaska, where he constructed the very first buildings. Later he emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where Rolph was born in 1929. From the age of five his father took him along to building sites, from the age of seven he taught him to make architectural drawings, and by nine had taught him Vignola’s Five Orders of Architecture.