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Winners of VisitAble Housing Awards of Excellence announced

May 28, 2015
by Canadian Architect

The results of the VisitAble Housing Awards of Excellence were recently announced, and the winners of the following categories were selected by a seven-member jury.

In the Single-Family Detached Homes category, Platinum Living took first prize, while the Sands of Time won second prize.

In the Multi-Family Unit Development category, Place La Charrette won first prize, and River point Centre was awarded second prize.

Special recognition of a heritage project distinguished the rehabilitation of Government House, home to the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor.

The following projects received Honourable Mentions: Crosbie Home, Roscoe Home, Faid Home, Gauthier Home, Good Samaritan/Habitat for Humanity Residence, Irene Baron Eden Centre, Vickers Ave and Marie Rose Place.

The steering committee was comprised of: Alan Tate, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; Anne Sinclair, architect, Halifax; Glen Manning, Principal at HTFC Planning & Design, Winnipeg; Mark Iantkow, PhD Candidate and accessibility consultant, Calgary; Youn-Young Park, Project Manager, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, Winnipeg; and Allen Mankewich, Communications Coordinator, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, Winnipeg.

The jury was comprised of: Monica Giesbrecht, HTFC PLANNING & DESIGN, Manitoba; Paula Bowley, Paula Bowley Architects Inc., Ontario; Trevor Hoover, Home Builder, Habitat Studio, Alberta; Janice Rieger, Interior Designer, Alberta; Cal Schuler, Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, Alberta; Warren Reed, James McGregor Stewart Society, Nova Scotia; and Peter Sobchak, editor, Building magazine, Ontario.

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VisitAble Housing Awards of Excellence
VisitAble Housing Awards of Excellence

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