2015 Awards of Excellence Entry Form

2015 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence Entry Form

Canadian Architect invites architects registered in Canada and architectural graduates to enter
the 2015 Awards of Excellence.

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Projects must be in the design stage, scheduled for construction or under construction but not substantially complete by September 25, 2015. All projects must be commissioned by a client with the intention to build the submitted proposal. All building types and concisely presented urban design schemes are eligible.

Judging Criteria
Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors will consider the scheme’s response to the client’s program, site, and geographic and social context. They will evaluate its physical organization, form, structure, materials and environmental features.


  1. Anonymity is key. The name of the architecture or design firm must NOT appear on the submission except on the entry form. The project name and location should be identified and MUST match the project name on this submission form.
  2. Each entry is to be submitted as a PDF file, with a maximum of 12 pages no larger than 11” x 17” and a maximum file size of 25MB. An additional single feature image of the project is required in JPEG format not to exceed 3MB.
  3. The PDF file must include:
    a) first page—a brief description of the project (500 words or fewer)
    b) second page—a brief description indicating the project’s ability to address some or all of the following issues (1,000 words or fewer):
         i) context and/or urban design components
         ii) integration of sustainable design
         iii) innovation in addressing program and/or the client’s requirements
         iv) technical considerations through building materials and/or systems
    c) drawings/images including site plan, floor plans, sections, elevations and/or model view

Early-Bird Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015 by 11:59pm
Regular Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015 by 11:59pm

Entry Fee
Early-Bird Entries: $115.00 ($101.77 + $13.23 HST)
Regular Entries: $150.00 ($132.74 + $17.26 HST)
HST registration #809751274RT0001

All payments are processed online, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Notification of Winners
Award winners will be notified after judging takes place in October 2015.

Framed certificates will be given to each winning architect team and client. Details to follow upon notification of winners.

Winners will be published in a special issue of Canadian Architect in December 2015. Winners grant Canadian Architect first publication rights for their winning submissions.