July 14, 2006
by Canadian Architect
D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism has been awarded the first annual Award for Urban Architecture by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for the South Circle Building in Victoria, British Columbia. Architect Franc D’Ambrosio accepted the award at the 2006 RAIC National Conference in Vancouver held in June. The award acknowledges the collaborative efforts of the design team at Da+u, and the client, Jawl Developments Ltd.
The Urban Architecture Award category is for a building or group of buildings that contribute to and support an urban design initiative. The award may be for an individual building or group of buildings of high architectural standard, which achieves urban design excellence through its unique relationship with its immediate surroundings because of its site, massing, and pedestrian amenities. The building will also contribute to defining a special relationship with the neighbouring urban fabric.