Elsa Lam receives National Magazine Awards’ 2024 B2B Leadership Award

The recipient of this year's B2B Leadership Award is Canadian Architect editor, Elsa Lam.

Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam is the recipient of this year’s B2B Leadership Award.

This award recognizes career achievement in B2B media and is the highest individual honour that the National Magazine Awards: B2B can bestow.

Lam holds a doctorate in architectural history. Since becoming the editor of Canadian Architect magazine in 2012, Lam has remained active within the community of Canadian architects as a member of advisory boards, and a speaker at industry events and academic institutions.

“Through thought-provoking editorials, compelling articles, and advocacy efforts, Canadian Architect confronts pressing issues like gender inequality and the climate crisis head-on. Elsa’s leadership in addressing these critical issues underscores her commitment to fostering a more equitable and sustainable built environment,” reads the National Media Awards Foundation’s website.

“Elsa lives and breathes the architecture market and profession, and continues to move Canadian Architect forward to reflect both today’s concerns and accomplishments alongside the challenges of the future.”

Pictured: Steve Wilson, publisher, Canadian Architect magazine and Vice President at iQ Business Media; Elsa Lam, editor, Canadian Architect; Alex Papanou, president and executive publisher, iQ Business Media; and Faria Ahmed, associate publisher, Canadian Architect, publisher Canadian Interiors magazine

The jury was impressed by how Canadian Architect’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as dedicated editorial coverage of the profession, has elevated the relevance, success, and credibility of the media brand.

The award was handed out on June 7, 2024 at the National Magazine Awards: B2B luncheon and awards ceremony.

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is a Canadian charitable organization established in 1977. It’s dedicated to promoting excellence in journalism and visual creation. NMAF honors outstanding journalists, writers, storytellers, photographers, designers and other media professionals, inspiring both seasoned and emerging talent.

The organization is governed by a diverse volunteer board of directors, representing various aspects of the Canadian publishing industry. NMAF’s commitment to diversity extends to its mission of fostering a media landscape that reflects Canada’s diverse voices and perspectives.

The Foundation plays an important role in professional development within the media industry, offering support and mentorship to help professionals refine their skills. The NMAF strives to be a driving force for media excellence, diversity, and talent development in Canada.

Canadian Architect magazine is published by iQ Business Media, Inc, a Canadian business-to-business media company and publisher focusing on the Built Environment and Supply Chain markets. Its B2B magazines and digital properties include Canadian Architect, Canadian Interiors, Building, A+Dwire and Supply Professional. These titles provide their audience with news and information in the sectors they serve, delivering this content through multiple media channels; print, web, mobile, email & social.