The Canada Council for the Arts and RAIC | Architecture Canada today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects that reflect excellence in sustainable design, innovation and compatibility with the landscape.
Eleven of the 12 buildings selected this year were built to enhance community life. Projects include cooperative housing, university buildings, a city hall, a community centre, an outdoor stage and two libraries.
The 2014 winners
- 60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative (Toronto): Teeple Architects Inc.
- Centennial College Athletic and Wellness Centre (Toronto): Kongats Architects
- Centre for International Governance Innovation Campus (Waterloo, Ont.): KPMB Architects
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Drug Research and Development, University of British Columbia (Vancouver): Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Hughes Condon Marler Architects
- Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto: KPMB Architects
- Mies van der Rohe gas station (Verdun, Que.): Les Architectes FABG
- North Vancouver City Hall: Lead design architect: Michael Green, FRAIC, Formerly of mcfarlane green biggar ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, Now of MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
- OMS Stage (Winnipeg): 5468796 Architecture Inc.
- Raymond-Lévesque Public Library, (Saint-Hubert, Que.): Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes en consortium
- Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc.
- The Bloor Gladstone Library (Toronto): RDH Architects Inc. in association with Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
- Tula House (Quadra Island, B.C.) Patkau Architects Inc.
Winners will present their projects in a free public lecture in the auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada on May 12 at 6 p.m.
The Awards will be presented during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 13 at 2 p.m.