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Reminder: October 6 deadline for Design Exchange Awards

July 24, 2006
by Canadian Architect

Beginning in 2006, the Design Exchange will present the Design Exchange Awards competition, awards dinner and major exhibition of winning entries with a planned travelling itinerary.

The Design Exchange Awards competition aims to promote Canadian design excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations including commercial entities (large and small businesses), not-for-profit organizations, and the public sector. The Awards celebrate the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers.

The DXA are Canada’s only award program to judge design by results, balancing function, aesthetics and economic success.

These awards are designed to:
* expand national understanding of design as an essential resource
* demonstrate that investment in design impacts overall business success
* celebrate effectiveness in all design disciplines
* highlight the critical role of design in enhancing quality of life
* reinforce the value of strong client/designer partnerships
* promote the critical role of design in sustainability

By entering the DXA you are eligible to win an award and to have your project exhibited at the Design Exchange. A jury of leading business executives, designers and community leaders will select up to three winners in each of the twelve categories. The Design Exchange Award winners will be announced, and the awards presented, at a gala dinner at the Design Exchange in Fall 2006.

2006 DXA Categories are as follows:

Architecture Commercial
Public and corporate structures

Architecture Residential
Private residences

Building Technology, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer (including software),Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Product, Structural, Transportation

Fashion Design
Apparel, textiles, footwear, jewelry and accessories

Industrial Design
Industrial products produced for industry and/or consumer products available to the public (i.e. furniture, electronics, etc.)

Interior Design – Commercial
Retail, public and corporate interiors

Interior Design Residential
Private interiors

Interior Design Temporary or Portable
Set, theatre, exhibit

Landscape Architecture
Commercial, residential and public landscapes

Urban Design
Streetscapes: infrastructure projects and master plans

Visual Communications: Brand and Identity
Marketing, wayfinding, package, corporate identity, etc.

Visual Communications: Content Development and Editorial
Brochures, newspapers, magazines, books, video games, interactive media, websites, etc.

Canadian Company or CEO with the Best Design Strategy
The CEO with the Best Design Strategy will be the leader of an organization that uses design and innovation as a major component of its business strategy and corporate vision.

The submission deadline for the 2006 Design Exchange Awards call for entries is October 6, 2006. For more information, please visit or e-mail [email protected]

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