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OAA Awards finalists announced


March 9, 2016
by Elsa Lam

Toronto Public Library Scarborough Civic Centre Branch - LGA Architectural Partners Inc. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture - Toronto, ON

Toronto Public Library Scarborough Civic Centre Branch – LGA Architectural Partners Inc. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture – Toronto, ON

Demonstrating the best in architectural design and innovation, finalists of the 2016 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards feature Canada’s top projects by Ontario architects, ranging from contemporary public libraries to thoughtfully-designed private residences.

Representing Ontario’s emerging new talent and some of the province’s most established architecture firms, 20 entries have been shortlisted for the prestigious Design Excellence category this year. During the month of March, each of the 20 finalists will be featured on the OAA blOAAg.

Winners in categories including Design Excellence, Concepts, Landmark Designation, Best Emerging Practice, G. Randy Roberts Service Award, Honour Roll, Lifetime Design Achievement Award and Order of da Vinci will be announced on April 1. 

Selected from almost 200 submissions, the 20 finalists for this year’s OAA Design Excellence Awards are:

Aga Khan Museum – Moriyama & Teshima Architects in association with Maki and Associates – Toronto, ON

Borden Park Pavilion –  gh3 architecture – Edmonton, AB

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre – MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. and HIP Architects in joint venture – Edmonton, AB

Curtiss Kitchen and Dining Facility – ZAS Architects and Jean-Christian Koch Architecte in joint venture – Borden, ON

Daniels Spectrum – Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated –Toronto, ON

George Brown College, Waterfront Campus -Stantec Architecture Ltd. and KPMB Architects in joint venture –Toronto, ON

Go Home Bay Cabin – Ian MacDonald Architect Inc. – Georgian Bay Township, ON

Grange Triple Double – Williamson Chong Architects – Toronto, ON

Harbord Towns – Superkül Inc. Architect – Toronto, ON

Old Main Academic Building Addition, Thompson River University – Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated and Stantec Architecture Ltd. (Associate Architect) – Kamloops, BC

Prince Arthur’s Landing, Thunder Bay Waterfront – Brook McIlroy Inc. – Thunder Bay, ON

Redstone Winery – Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc. – Beamsville, ON

Richard Ivey Building, Ivey Business School, Western University – Hariri Pontarini Architects – London, ON

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia – KPMB Architects & HCMA Architecture + Design in joint venture – Vancouver, BC

Skygarden House – Dubbeldam Architecture + Design – Toronto, ON

Stade de soccer Montréal – Saucier + Perrotte Architectes/Hughes Condon Marler Architects (now HCMA Architecture + Design) – Montréal, QC

Surrey Operations Centre and Works Yard Redevelopment – Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design Inc. & Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc. (Design Architect) – Surrey, BC

The Mississauga Public Library Project – Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc. – Mississauga, ON

The Waterdown Library and Civic Centre – Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc. – Waterdown, ON

Toronto Public Library Scarborough Civic Centre Branch – LGA Architectural Partners Inc. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture – Toronto, ON

The 2016 OAA Design Excellence award winners will be celebrated in Toronto at the Allstream Centre on May 13 at the Celebration of Excellence Ceremony, capping off the 2016 OAA Conference. At that time, additional winners in the categories of Lieutenant Governor’s Award, Michael V & Wanda Plachta Award and the People’s Choice Award will be revealed.



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