Canadian Architect is proud to announce a total of fourteen awards in its annual Awards of Excellence program. Architectural firms and students from across Canada received top honours for design proposals that embody qualities of innovation and overall design excellence, as well as social and environmental sustainability.
Now in their 51st year, these awards are the highest recognition for excellence in the design stage in the Canadian architectural sector. By focusing on commissioned yet unbuilt projects along with exceptional student work, the program recognizes design ambitions and supports an overall culture of design excellence.
Of the 190 professional and student submissions received for this year’s awards program, the jury selected 7 projects for Awards of Excellence, 4 projects for Awards of Merit, and 2 projects for Student Awards of Excellence. This year’s program also features our inaugural Photo Award of Excellence for architectural photography.
This year’s jury comprised Ted Watson, MRAIC, a partner at Toronto-based MJMA, Monica Adair, MRAIC, a co-founder and principal of Saint John, New Brunswick-based Acre Architects, and David Penner, FRAIC, founder and principal of David Penner Architect in Winnipeg.
The winning projects are:
Award of Excellence
gh3* (lead design architect) with S2 Architecture (prime consultant)
Windermere Fire Station 31
Idea Exchange Old Post Office
Ja Architecture Studio
Moriyama Teshima Architects / Acton Ostry Architects Inc. Associated Architects
Les Architects FABG
New Paddock – F1 Grand Prix du Canada
Consortium Saucier+Perrotte / GLCRM Architectes
Award of Merit
James Avenue Pumping Station
International Estonian Centre
Atelier TAG and Architecture49 in consortium
Aménagement du musée et du dôme de la basilique de l’oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mount-Royal
Kuehn Malvezzi, Pelletier de Fontenay, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte with Atelier le Balto
Insectarium de Montréal
Student Award of Excellence
Joshua Nieves, Dalhousie University
Engaging the Post-Industrial Frontier
Mark Melnichuk, McGill University
Photo Award of Excellence
Ema Peter Photography
Reflecting Architecture: Parq Vancouver
The award-winning projects are described in full in the December 2018 issue of Canadian Architect, available here.