Design Excellence awards

OAA announces Design Excellence award finalists

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the finalists for the OAA Design Excellence awards.

Representing Ontario’s new talent and some of the province’s most established architecture firms, 20 projects have been shortlisted for the Design Excellence category this year. This month, each of the 20 finalists will be featured on the OAA’s blOAAg.

“The OAA Awards showcases the exceptional work that Ontario architects are doing in the province, Canada and around the world,” said John Stephenson, OAA president, in a press release. “Each year I’m blown away at the creativity and forward-thinking architects bring to their projects.”

Selected from over 140 submissions, this year’s 20 finalist projects range from education facilities to community centres to residential buildings. Finalists were judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, context, sustainability, good design/good business and legacy. Winners will be announced on April 3.

The 2017 OAA Design Excellence award winners will be celebrated at Ottawa’s Westin Hotel on May 26 at the Celebration of Excellence Ceremony concluding the 2017 RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture. Winners in other categories have yet to be announced.

The 2017 OAA Awards – Design Excellence finalists are:

2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games – BMX Supercross Legacy Track, Toronto, ON
Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.

Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement, Toronto, ON
Teeple Architects Inc.

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student HUB, Toronto, ON
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.

Conestoga College Student Recreation Centre, Kitchener, ON
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.

Core Modern Homes, Toronto, ON
Batay-Csorba Architects (Design Architect for interior and exterior design) and Turner Fleischer Architects (Prime Consultant)

East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions, Toronto, ON
Plant Architect Inc.

Emerald Hills Leisure Centre, Sherwood Park, AB
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTA

Eva’s Phoenix, Toronto, ON
LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects)

Great Plains Recreation Facility, Calgary, AB
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTA

Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, Peterborough, ON
Perkins+Will Canada Inc.

Meadowvale Community Centre and Library, Mississauga, ON
Perkins+Will Canada Inc.

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
KPMB Architects

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Toronto, ON
Plant Architect Inc. and Perkins+Will Architects in Joint Venture

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Wembley, AB
Teeple Architects Inc. and Architecture: Tkalcic Bengert

Ports 1961 Shanghai , Shanghai, China
UUFIE INC.

Queen Richmond Centre West at 134 Peter Street, Toronto, ON
Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc. (formerly Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co. Architects Inc.) Project was commenced by Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc. and completed under Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc.

River City – Phase 1 & 2, Toronto, ON
Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture

Rosemary House, Toronto, ON
Kohn Shnier Architects

Story Pod, Newmarket, ON
Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.

Williams Parkway (Phase 1), Brampton, ON
Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc.

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