Canadian Firms win 2019 SCUP Excellence in Architecture Awards

At the Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) 2019 Awards of Excellence; four Canadian projects won Excellence in Architecture awards within the Planning, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture categories.

Adamson Associates Architects, ERA Architects and PUBLIC WORK were the Honor winners in the Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse category. Revery Architecture won the Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse Merit Award.

MJMA and Acton Ostry Architects won an Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Merit award. Diamond Schmitt Architects and David Thompson Architect Ltd. received an Honorable Mention in the Excellence in Architecture for a New Building section.

The SCUP Excellence Awards program is a juried competition that showcases the use of strategic and integrated planning. It is open to institutions and professional service providers that have developed plans for two and four year colleges, universities, academic medical and research centres, and public or private institutions.

Category: SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse
Award: Honor
Project: University of Toronto —John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Firms: NADAAA;
Adamson Associates Architects; ERA Architects; Public Work

Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is a modern expansion that complements its historic building. The new home for the architecture school is a hub for education, research, and outreach that focuses on socially sustainable cities. The primary intentions of the project were to rehabilitate the architecture of Spadina Crescent, and demonstrate the Daniels Faculty’s objective of sustainability through progressive deployment of materials and systems.


Category: SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse
Award: Merit
Project: Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus Academic Complex
Location: Hong Kong
Firm: Revery Architecture and ARUP

Photo Courtesy of reveryarchitecture.com

Located at Mount Davis, the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus has a new campus in Hong Kong that combines modern functionality with preservation and respect for the site’s history. The ribbon profile of the 3-storey academic building, created by Revery Architecture, blends the old and new architecture as it weaves along the hillside of Mount Davis connecting the separate heritage blocks.


Category: SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
Award: Merit
Project: University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Firm:
MJMA and Acton Ostry Architects; Equilibrium Consulting; AME Group; Applied Engineering Solutions; Water Technology Inc.; Recollective

Photo Courtesy of actonostry.ca

Situated at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus, the new Aquatic Centre accommodates student campus life, high performance training and community aquatics. The dynamic form reveals activities taking place within the facility, which includes a 50m-competition pool, 25m-recreation pool, leisure pool, hot tub, change rooms, multi-purpose rooms and spectator seating.


Category: SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
Award: Honorable Mention
Project: Lazaridis Hall
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Firm: Diamond Schmitt Architects; also David Thompson Architect Ltd.; VanBoxmeer & Stranges Engineering Ltd.; Smith + Andersen; MTE Consultants Inc.; DTAH; Bondfield Construction Company Limited; WSP (formerly MMM / Enermodal)

Photo Courtesy of dsai.ca

Lazaridis Hall is home to the School of Business and Economics, and the Department of Mathematics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. The design features a 1000-seat auditorium, 300-seat lecture hall, and large skylit atrium. This public square contains an incubator space to support entrepreneurship and new business startups.


For more information on the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients click here

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