January 28, 2008
by Canadian Architect
Cohos Evamy integratedesign and the Michael Evamy Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the tenth year of the Cohos Evamy Scholarship in Honour of Michael Evamy.
Established in 1998, this annual scholarship honours the memory of Michael Evamy, a founding partner instrumental in building the distinguished practice of the firm from 1966 to 1993. “Michael was a very important part of the culture here, shaping a serious interest in the quality of design,” says Doug McConnell, architect and partner with Cohos Evamy integratedesign. “This award is open to students from across Canada and enables us a broader sense of what cities and buildings around the world have to teach us. It also furthers the drive for excellence, creativity and sense of community.”
This scholarship is available to a Canadian student attending a Canadian school of architecture in the year prior to his or her final year of study in a professional architecture degree program. The scholarship allows the recipient to undertake a research project based on a field of study of personal interest. The intent of the research is to enrich and advance the recipient’s personal and professional experience and knowledge on a topic relevant to the practice of architecture.
In 2007, Kelly Doran, a Masters of Architecture student in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, received the award based on his impressive submission entitled Company Towns: The Corporate Colonization of the Mackenzie River Basin.
“The committee had difficulty selecting a single recipient,” says scholarship manager, Donna Clare. “Kelly Doran was ultimately selected as the recipient of the 2007 scholarship because of the importance of the idea and his passion for understanding how current development has and future development will impact one of Canada’s most powerful and ecologically sensitive environments.”
The value of the 2008 award is $5,000. A secondary amount of up to $3,000 is available for project-related expenses, including travel, during the course of one-year study.
The application deadline for the award is March 19, 2008. The award will be publicly announced on March 31, 2008.
Established in 1960, Cohos Evamy integratedesign has a track record of quality, stability and design excellence through more than 47 years of practice. Working from studios in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton, Cohos Evamy integratedesign credits its strength to its over 300 people who deliver excellence and an integrated approach to the provision of architectural, interior design, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services.
For more information, please visit www.cohos-evamy.com.