2006 Cohos Evamy Scholarship recipient announced

Cohos Evamy and the Michael Evamy Scholarship Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the recipient of the eighth Cohos Evamy Scholarship in Honour of Michael Evamy. This scholarship, awarded annually, is available to a Canadian student attending a Canadian School of Architecture in the year prior to his/her final year of study.

The award is established to honour the memory of Michael Evamy, a partner instrumental in building the practice of Cohos Evamy from 1966 to 1993. The reward provides financial assistance to the selected student to undertake a research project based on a field of study of interest to him/her. The intent of the study is to enrich and advance the candidate’s personal and professional experience and knowledge on a topic relevant to the practice of architecture.

The value of the award in 2006 is $5,000 plus a secondary amount of $3,000 for project-related expenses during the course of investigation.

Cohos Evamy is pleased to announce the 2006 recipient: Graeme Stewart, a Master of Architecture student at the University of Toronto. The topic chosen b Graeme is “Restoring our Modern Legacy: Discovering a Sustainable Future for Suburban Toronto’s Modern Tower Blocks.” Graeme’s proposal is to explore the future of the 1960s suburban Toronto apartment block that is becoming undesirable, lacking both community engagement and social geography. His study will examine selected international responses to similar urban problems that will allow for sustainability and intensification of the urban fabric responding to the United Nations Green Cities Declaration to provide “a clean, healthy and safe environment for all members of society.”

Upon completion of his research, Graeme will prepare a talk for public presentation.