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Get inspired By Past Winners in the Canadian Architect Awards

The deadline to submit your project to the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence and Photo Award of Excellence is quickly approaching. Submissions of projects in the design phase and under construction are due on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

This is also the deadline for submitting your best architectural photo of a Canadian building—professionals and amateurs alike are welcome to enter.

Here’s a look back at some of our favourite entries from past years.

The new paddock for the F1 Grand Prix du Canada, by FABG Architectes, won an Award of Excellence in our 2018 cycle. Jurors admired how the exposed mass timber structure speeds along the raceway. The project was up and running for this year’s Grand Prix—and the photos of the real thing look just as stunning as the renderings.

Ema Peter’s photo of PARQ Vancouver, a building designed by ACDF and IBI Group, was the winner of our inaugural Photo Award of Excellence in 2018. In the first year, we ran the architectural photography award as an invited competition. This year, it’s open to amateur and professional photographers alike to submit. Give us your best shot!

Social sustainability is at the core of Michael Leckie Studio’s Full House, which won a 2017 Award of Excellence. The multi-generational house is a five-bedroom home with a detached one-bedroom laneway unit. A pivoting partition allows the house to be configured in three different ways, to accommodate changing family needs over time.

Our 2016 Award of Excellence winners included Imago, by architects KANVA. The project won a City of Montreal competition as a creative means of minimizing the impact of a four-year renewal of Sainte-Catherine Street. This project features modular, inflatable catenary arches that protect the construction site and frame pedestrian zones. While plans to install Imago were cancelled by the city’s new government in 2018, there are hopes the project may be realized elsewhere.

You can view an archive of more past winners here.

Here are some tips on preparing your submission, and information about our new Photo Award of Excellence.

Meet our jury for the 2019 awards here.

For more information on the awards, and to submit your entry, click here.

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