AFBC awards

AFBC Architecture Awards winners announced

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Winners of the AFBC Architectural Awards of Excellence were announced on November 3, 2021, at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver.

The AFBC Architectural Awards of Excellence are the highest level of architectural awards in B.C. The jury reviewed more than 106 submissions in order to select the recipients. The jury measured the overall quality of each submission based on the following criteria: Theory and Design Principles, Program and Client, Context and Site, Budget and Time Constraints, and Sustainability Principles.

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture recognize excellence in completed architectural projects led or designed by AIBC members. Four projects received the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Medal:

  • Nanaimo Airport (photo above) by the office of mcfarlane biggar architects & designers inc. in association with Checkwitch Poiron Architects Inc.
  • Full House by Leckie Studio Architecture + Design Inc. and Gaile Guevara Studio Ltd.
  • Vancouver House by DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc., in association with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and James K.M. Cheng Architects (advising architect).
  • Upper Skeena Recreation Centre by John Hemsworth Architecture Inc.

Seven projects received a Design Excellence Award:

  • Nanaimo Airport by the office of mcfarlane biggar architects & designers inc. in association with Checkwitch Poiron Architects Inc.
  • Full House by Leckie Studio Architecture + Design Inc. and Gaile Guevara Studio Ltd.
  • Vancouver House by DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc., in association with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and James K.M. Cheng Architects (advising architect).
  • The Shipyards by DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc.
  • Clayton Water Reservoir by Local Practice Architecture + Design Ltd.
  • Pearl Block by D’Arcy Jones Architects.
  • Upper Skeena Recreation Centre by John Hemsworth Architecture Inc.

The Emerging Firm Award  went to Stark Architecture Ltd. The Innovation Award went to 1 Lonsdale by John Hemsworth Architecture Inc. and the Unbuilt Award was given for Prototype Infill Station by Perkins + Will Canada Architects Co.

Three Equity Awards went to Tsawwassen First Nation Youth Centre by Mackin Architects Ltd.; Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Cost Comparison Feasibility Study by hcma architecture + design; and  NƏ́C’AʔMAT CT Strathcona Library / YWCA Cause We Care House by DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc.

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Three Special Jury Awards went to: Gastown Child Care Centre by Acton Ostry Architects, SoLo by Perkins + Will Canada Architects Co. and Shift House by Measured Architecture Inc.

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