December 2021


December 2021 Awards of Excellence Issue Highlights

In our December issue

Now in their 54th year, the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence are the highest recognition for future projects in Canada. By focusing on commissioned but not yet completed projects along with exceptional student work and architectural photography, the program recognizes design ambition and supports an overall culture of design excellence.

Of the 213 professional and student submissions received for this year’s awards program, the jury selected five projects for Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, six projects for Awards of Merit, and two projects for Student Awards of Excellence. They also selected a single winner of a Canadian Architect Photo Award of Excellence, and two images to receive Photo Awards of Merit.

Here are the winners.
~ Elsa Lam, Editor

Awards of Excellence

A Resilient Duplex for Fort Severn First Nation

Two Row Architect and KPMB Architects

Durham Modular Supportive Housing

Montgomery Sisam Architects

The Butterfly and FBC (First Baptist Church complex)

Revery Architecture Inc.

UBC Gateway

Perkins&Will | Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Western North York Community Centre

MJMA Architecture & Design


Awards of Merit

Cunard Street Live/Work/Grow

FBM architecture • interior design • planning

École Val-Martin

Chevalier Morales


Modern Office of Design + Architecture


Ja Architecture Studio

The Panda Pavilions

Atelier Ping Jiang / EID Arch

New Academic Building at Woodsworth College

Kongats Architects

Toronto Paramedic Services Multifunction Paramedic Station

Diamond Schmitt in association with gh3*


Student Awards of Excellence

Hemlock House

Odile Lamy, McGill University

Mechanical Landscape

Tyana Laroche, Université Laval


Photo Award of Excellence

L’actrice (The Actress)

Félix Michaud


Photo Awards of Merit

Public Safety Building: Permanently Closed

Jacqueline Young | Stationpoint Photographic

Tiny House: The Teenager Edition

Cindy Blažević