2008 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture Ceremony at Rideau Hall

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michalle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognizing 12 projects on Thursday, October 16, at 6:00 pm at Rideau Hall.

The following built projects will be honoured:

* Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) architects Alliance & Behnisch Architekten
* Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (Osoyoos, BC) Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects
* Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India) Le Groupe Arcop
* Canada’s National Ballet School Project Grand Jet (Toronto, ON) Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects & Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, Architects in Joint Venture
* ROAR_one (Vancouver, BC) Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc. and Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects, Associated Architects
* House at 4a Wychwood Park (Toronto, ON) Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
* New Canadian War Museum (Ottawa, ON) Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects: Architects in Joint Venture
* Gleneagles Community Centre (West Vancouver, BC) Patkau Architects
* Winnipeg Centennial Library Addition (Winnipeg, MB) Patkau / LM Architectural Group
* Communication, Culture and Technology Building, University of Toronto (Mississauga, ON) Saucier + Perrotte architects
* Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (Scarborough, ON) Teeple Architects Inc.
* Trent Chemical Sciences Building (Peterborough, ON) Teeple Architects Inc. and Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners Architects, Architects in Joint Venture

Descriptions, biographies and downloadable images of the architectural firms and their winning buildings are available at www.raic.org and www.canadacouncil.ca. All project were also featured in the May 2008 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects. This program, created by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society. These awards are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners. The winners were announced by the RAIC and the Canada Council for the Arts in May 2008.