February 1, 2018
by Canadian Architect
The Architects’ Association of Prince Edward Island, the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects have announced the details — and a new deadline — of the first ever Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards, which will be taking place this year.
“We are very happy to come together with our neighbouring associations to put these Awards in place. They will celebrate and showcase the talent and expertise of architects for completed projects in our region,” shared Darrin Dunsford, President of the Architects’ Association of Prince Edward Island. Taking place every two years, the awards will recognize outstanding architectural design excellence by Architects for projects completed in the Maritime Provinces.
“Architecture is such an important part of building our communities. It inspires our regions’ vibrant culture and fosters innovation in community building and planning. This tri-provincial award will help recognize talented architects who contribute greatly to this process,” stated Darroch White, President of the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick.
The Architects’ Association of Prince Edward Island, the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects invite all Architects and Firms licensed with the AAPEI, AANB and NSAA during the eligibility period to participate in the competition. To enter a submission, a completed intent to submit form and accompanying fee must be submitted to the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick by January 31st, 2018.
“We look forward to receiving submissions and sharing with our region the passion and skills that architects bring to every project and Maritime communities,” said Gregory MacNeil, President of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.
The competition will result in one Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Award in each of four categories, including Single/Multi-Family Residential, Commercial, Public/Institutional and Public Outdoor Spaces.
Judging will consist of a jury of three national and international individuals selected by the AAPEI, AANB, and NSAA, with the inaugural Awards being presented at the 2018 RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture being held in Saint John, New Brunswick from May 30th-June 2nd. All submissions will be included in a digital magazine as a way to showcase the Maritime projects.
Submissions are due by the end of the day on February 21. More information is available here.