Canadian Architect


Modesty and Skill

The 47th Canadian Architect awards of Excellence recognize 11 projects that offer elegant and intelligent responses to complex environments.

Award of Excellence: Borden Park Natural Swimming Experience

"This is a very pure and austere project but not unrelentingly so. It is well-controlled and interesting."

2104 Awards of Excellence: List of Entrants

Award of Excellence: Arthur Residence

"This project deals with this beautiful challenge of daylighting a home in a suburban neighbourhood while still providing privacy."

Award of Excellence: House on Fox Lake

"A surprising and refreshing house that takes as a starting point a foreign cultural reference, then adapts it to the Canadian landscape and context with a little abstraction."

Award of Excellence: Saint-Jérôme Performance Hall

"A very nice project, particularly in terms of creating a series of layered spaces which will result in an animated public realm."

Award of Excellence: Maison de la Littérature de l’Institut Canadien de Québec

"This project represents a sophisticated and contemporary renovation and addition to an existing heritage property."

Award of Merit: Edmonton Valley Zoo Children’s Precinct

"An imaginatively choreographed project full of invention and surprise."

Award of Merit: Pierrefonds Public Library

"It has an organic sensibility that relates to its surroundings in a compelling way."

Award of Merit: Dalhousie University Fitness Centre

"There is a monumentality achieved by the simplicity of this form, set within a strong linear bar scheme."