The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the 2019 recipients of three awards: Young Architect, Architectural Firm and emerging Architectural Practice. The awards recognize excellence in architecture, service to clients, and contributions to the profession, education and community.
The Young Architect Award goes to Ken Borton of Winnipeg, MB and Jessie Andjelic of Calgary, AB. The RAIC Young Architect Award recognizes architects 40 years or younger for excellence in design, leadership, and service to the profession. The award is intended to inspire architectural graduates to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work.
In just 11 years at the Winnipeg firm 5468796, Borton has been a design and project architect on various award-winning projects, including Bloc_10, James Avenue Pumping Station, Guertin Boatport, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria design competition, as well as contributing to nearly all the office’s projects. Borton has also taught and curated several architectural exhibits.
In 2013, Andjelic co-founded the SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism in Calgary. She works as a design studio sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, regularly lectures on architecture and urbanism, mentors intern architects, and volunteers with various organizations. Exhibitions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Bulgaria, and Estonia have shown her work.
Toronto based LGA Architectural Partners wins the Architectural Firm Award. The Emerging Architectural Practice award goes to UUFie of Toronto.
The annual awards will be presented at the RAIC Festival of Architecture in Toronto, taking place October 26 to 30, 2019.