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Jurors announced for Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence


August 13, 2018
by Canadian Architect

The three jurors for the 51st Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence have been announced. This year’s submissions will be evaluated by Ted Watson, MRAIC, Monica Adair, MRAIC, and David Penner, FRAIC.Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

Ted Watson is a partner at Toronto-based MJMA, a 60-person design studio that received the 2016 RAIC Architectural Firm Award. His design contribution has helped to initiate a new generation of public architecture, which show sympathy for heightening the user experience by engaging the site and neighbourhood context, activating the pedestrian realm, and prioritizing sustainable development. Ted joined MJMA in 1996, becoming a partner in 2009.

Monica Adair is a co-founder and principal of Saint John, New Brunswick-based Acre Architects, and the recipient of the RAIC’s 2015 Young Architect Award. Acre Architects are leaders in cultural tourism, and are expanding the role of contemporary architecture in Atlantic Canada. Monica was also the winner of the 2017 New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture, and is profiled in the book Canada 150 Women – Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries.

David Penner is founder and principal of David Penner Architect in Winnipeg. The boutique studio is the winner of numerous recent awards, including the Premier’s Award of Excellence at the 2015 Prairie Design Awards, and the Grand Prize at CommerceDesignWinnipeg 2016. Most recently, his Fountain Springs Housing project, designed in collaboration with h5 architecture,  was a winner at the 2018 Prairie Design Awards.

More information about the Awards of Excellence — including detailed submission requirements and an FAQ — is available via our Awards page, linked here. Make sure to also check out our coverage of last year’s 50th anniversary winners, as well as our December retrospectives, which look at the full history of the awards:

They’re 50

Remembrance of Juries Past

The deadline to submit projects for this year’s Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence is September 20.



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