Highlighting Ontario’s talent in architectural innovation and expertise, the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announce 10 Canadian projects as recipients of this year’s Design Excellence Award, the largest category of the highly-anticipated annual OAA Awards.
Selected from almost 200 submissions, the 10 Design Excellence winners exemplify outstanding practise in creativity, context, sustainability, good design, good business and legacy. This year’s winning projects span across the country and range from iconic cultural centres to community hubs and breathtaking private residences.
Additional categories, including Concepts, Landmark Designation, Best Emerging Practice, G. Randy Roberts Service Award, Honour Roll, Lifetime Design Achievement Award and Order of da Vinci, celebrate leaders of Ontario’s architectural industry in originality, inspiration and direction.
Design Excellence winners include:
Aga Khan Museum
Moriyama & Teshima Architects in association with Maki and Associates
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. and HIP Architects in joint venture
Go Home Bay Cabin
Georgian Bay Township, ON
Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
Prince Arthur’s Landing, Thunder Bay Waterfront
Thunder Bay, ON
Brook McIlroy Inc.
Richard Ivey Building, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia
KPMB Architects & HCMA Architecture + Design in joint venture
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Stade de soccer de Montréal
Saucier + Perrotte Architectes /Hughes Condon Marler Architects (now HCMA Architecture + Design)
Toronto Public Library Scarborough Civic Centre Branch
LGA Architectural Partners Ltd. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture
Dominique Cheng, OAA
Paul Raff Studio Incorporated Architect
299 Queen Street West, Toronto
Burke, Horwood and White (original building)
Quadrangle Architects Limited (renovation)
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
John Stefura and Carl Skerl, Townend Stefura Baleshta and Pfister Architects
Best Emerging Practice
Denegri Bessai Studio
G. Randy Roberts Service Award
Recognizing members of the OAA for extraordinary service to the members
John C. Cook
Douglas Cumming Johnson and Brian Curtner
Lifetime Design Achievement Award
Honouring members for career-long contribution to Architectural Design Excellence
George P. Baird
Order of da Vinci
Presented to persons who have made a significant and meaningful contribution to the profession of architecture
William N. Greer
People’s Choice Award
Voting is now open to the public for this year’s OAA People’s Choice Award.
Be the judge and vote for your favourite OAA Design Excellence winner. From a contemporary cottage scaled to its lush natural environment in Georgian Bay to a waterfront redesign on Thunder Bay’s most historical piece of land, each winner shows exceptional design and remarkable architectural innovation.
To vote, visit www.oaa.on.ca between April 5 and 22.
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Winners across all categories will be recognized and honoured at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on May 13 to conclude the 2016 OAA Annual Conference. At this time, the winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, Michael V. & Wanda Plachta Award and the People’s Choice Award will be revealed.
For additional information, please visit: