New map shows all Governor General award winners since 1982

Over 250 award winners are shown on an interactive map and visual database.

The Atlas of Research on Exemplarity in Architecture and the Built Environment, in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts and the RAIC, has prepared a digital resource that presents all buildings and places that have received a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture since 1982 on a single interactive map, and in a visual gallery of over 250 items.

The realization of this map and the entry of data in the AREA system is funded by the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence directed by JeanPierre Chupin, as well as by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

“A new classification system by typological categories allows for more precise queries in the database. A table of ‘unlocated items’ collects cases that cannot appear on the map because they are private residences.”

Last year, the same project also mapped all Canadian Architect awards since 1968. The new map was prepared by a team of M.Arch. students coordinated by Lucas Ouellet at the Université de Montréal, including Charles Cauchon and Anna Zakharova.

For direct access to the Governor General’s award winners map, visit: Governor General’s Awards Map

To view the Governor General’saward winners’  visual gallery, visit :