D’Arcy Jones wins Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement
Vancouver-based architect D’Arcy Jones is the 2014 winner of the Canada Council’s Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement. This annual award is given to an architect in the early stages of a career with outstanding creative talent and exceptional potential in architectural design.
D’Arcy Jones is known for his award-winning projects throughout Canada. He heads a studio recognized for its fine craft sensibility – a reputation earned through collaborations with ceramic artists, traditional woodworkers, metal fabricators and industrial designers. On each project he weaves together construction and context, manipulating materials and space to create original buildings.
Designed for a Toronto family, the Åbenbare House was featured in the April 2013 issue of Canadian Architect, followed in March 2014 by the Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver.
The Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement is awarded to either a practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm. The successful candidate must be in the early stages of a career or practice and must demonstrate both outstanding creative talent and exceptional potential in architectural design. He or she must demonstrate sensitivity to architecture’s allied arts, crafts and professions within the context of an integrated built environment. These include landscape architecture, interior design, furniture design, graphic design and decorative arts.
The award was established in 1990, in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, by friends and colleagues of the eminent Canadian architect Ronald J. Thom. The award, which honours Thom’s life and work, reflects the qualities of his legacy to Canada. This legacy includes both his buildings and the encouragement and inspiration he gave his colleagues in architecture and its allied arts and professions.
The award is valued at $10,000.
Jones was interviewed by the Canada Council, the results of which can be found at http://canadacouncil.ca/council/blog/2014/5questions-darcy-jones