December 1, 2010
by Canadian Architect
Mississauga City Council recognized three recently completed projects for outstanding achievements in design excellence at the 29th annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards presentation.
“Good urban design creates vibrant communities and unique neighbourhoods,” said Planning and Building Commissioner and jury member Ed Sajecki. “The level of innovation demonstrated by this year’s winners represents the City’s highest design standards and helps define Mississauga as a place where people want to be.”
An Award of Excellence was given to Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc./Strybos Barron King Landscape Architects Ltd. for AeroCentre V, located at 5550 and 5570 Explorer Drive. Designer Huy Truong received an Award of Merit for Community Scale and Execution for the Courtyard House, located at 1255 Birchview Drive. And lastly, an Award of Merit for Context was given to Turner Fleischer Architects Inc./The MBTW Group for Ultra Ovation, located at 330 Burnhamthorpe Road West.
Members of the awards selection jury included: Ed Sajecki, Commissioner of Planning and Building; Meg Graham, Architect and Principal, superkül inc.; Alexander Temporale, Principal, ATA Architects, Inc.; James Melvin, Principal, PMA Landscape Architects; and finally, Ningxin (Sophia) Zhu, recent graduate of the Honours Co-operative Architectural Studies, University of Waterloo and winner of the 2010 Mississauga Urban Design Awards poster competition.
The Mississauga Urban Design Awards is in its 29th year and is the longest-running awards program of its kind in Ontario. The annual competition demonstrates the City’s leadership in setting high standards for urban design and is open to architects, designers, planners, landscape architects, engineers, developers, owners, contractors, consultants and the general public. A wide variety of project types are eligible, including residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, mixed-use, streetscapes, public utilities and projects which adapt or preserve existing structures. Eligible projects must have been completed prior to September 10, 2010.
The full jury report and photos of the winning projects are available at www.mississauga.ca/urbandesignawards.
As Canada’s sixth-largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto’s Top 90 Employers for 2010.