Frank Sigurdson was born in the summer of 1935. Sigurdson graduated from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1959. This degree was followed by a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked under the direction of noted modernist architect Louis Kahn. Upon graduation from the University of Manitoba Sigurdson was employed with the firm of Waisman-Ross & Associates for two years, followed by work with the London office Fry, Drew and Partners.
Sigurdson returned with Winnipeg in 1962 and assumed a role in the firm of Smith Carter and Searle, a position held until he joined the of Gaboury Lussier Sigurdson Venables in 1967, having registered with the Manitoba Association of Architects in 1966. Sigurdson later moved to Calgary, Alberta.