Governor General's Medal

2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture celebrate outstanding projects that span the country from rural Nova Scotia to Whistler, B.C.

The 12 projects represent many types and sizes of buildings – from an international airport and sports complexes to a park pavilion and small hospital. They include a visitor centre at a national historic site, a library in a 170-year-old church, art museums, and houses.

The biennial awards by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects.

“The recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s Medal’s in Architecture demonstrate excellence of design and diversity of purpose,” said RAIC president Michael Cox, FRAIC. “In each project, it’s clear that the site is important, with the architects drawing inspiration from cultural and natural history. The RAIC is proud to advocate for the quality of our environments by recognizing these examples of the best contemporary architecture in Canada.”

The 2018 winners:

  • Audain Art Museum, Whistler, B.C., Patkau Architects
  • Fort McMurray International Airport, Fort McMurray, AB, Office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers (omb). The project commenced as predecessor firm mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design
  • Stade de Soccer de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Saucier+Perrotte Architectes and HCMA
  • Borden Park Pavilion, Edmonton, AB, gh3
  • Casey House, Toronto, ON, Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Saucier+Perrotte Architectes and HCMA
  • Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto, ON, a joint venture between Patkau Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects
  • Maison de la littérature, Quebec City, QC, Chevalier Morales Architectes
  • Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, Montreal, QC, Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes in consortium
  • Parallelogram House, East St. Paul, MB, 5468796 Architecture
  • Rabbit Snare Gorge, Inverness, NS, Omar Gandhi Architect and Design Base 8 (NYC)
  • Two Hulls House, Port Mouton, NS, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

The awards will be presented during a ceremony in Ottawa in the fall.


Photo: Fort McMurray International Airport by Ema Peter

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