November 18, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The RAIC and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2008 Governor Generals Medals in Architecture. All submissions must be received before 4:00pm, November 29, 2007 at the RAIC office.
The objective of the Governor Generals Medals in Architecture is to recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects by Canadian architects. The 2008 competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals in 1950, providing an important source of understanding of the nature of Canadian architecture and the regional, cultural and historic forces expressed in the built environment.
Projects built in and outside of Canada, which were completed between January 1, 2001 and November 1, 2007 and for which licensed/registered architects who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada were the lead design architects, are eligible to be submitted.
The following are NOT eligible:*projects having received a Governor Generals Award in Architecture in a previous competition;*projects with involvement of a peer assessment committee member (jury) for the 2008 competition; or a member of the RAIC staff; or a member of the board or staff of the Canada Council of the Arts.
The 2008 competition will result in the awarding of up to 12 Governor Generals Medals in Architecture. There will be no distinction among the medals awarded.
The jury members are:
*Steve Christer from Reykjavik, Iceland
*Anne Cormier from Montreal, Quebec
*John McMinn from Toronto, Ontario
*Pina Petricone from Toronto, Ontario
*Professor Manfred Sabatke from Stuttgart, Germany
Medals are awarded for excellence in the art of architecture:
The primary criterion will be the architectural, artistic merit of the design, including such elements as:
*compatibility with the site
*innovation and uniqueness
Submissions must be received by 4:00pm on Thursday, November 29, 2007. Entrants are solely responsible for timely submissions. This date is firm without exceptions. Submissions must be sent to:
Governor Generals Medals in Architecture
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Suite 330, 55 Murray Street
To qualify for the RAIC member discount, the lead design architect must be a member of the RAIC. A cheque payable to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada must accompany each entry. For RAIC members, the entry fee is $318 (tax included), and $342 (tax included) for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland residents.
For non-RAIC members, the entry fee is $477 (tax included), and $513 (tax included) for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland residents.
For more information, please visit www.raic.org/raic/honours_and_awards/awards/gg-submission_e.htm