Ontario residence named among 2018 AIA Housing Award winners

On May 18th, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of the 2018 Housing Awards. This year’s 11 recipients include a variety of single-family and multi-family residences ranging from small infill homes to full residential colleges at Yale University. The awards span four categories: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences, One- and Two-Family Production Homes, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing.AIA Housing Award, The Bear Stand

A Canadian project is among the 2018 AIA Housing Award winners, with a Gooderham, Ontario residence known as The Bear Stand featured among the winners. Designed by the distinguished American practice of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the private residence is a 3,245 square foot property located some 200 kilometres northeast of Toronto.AIA Housing Award, The Bear Stand

Characterized by a variety of interior wood finishes, the extensively glazed home also features ample natural light, making for a comfortable ambiance that takes full advantage of the rich natural surroundings. A double-height living room is also accented by a locally sourced granite fireplace, which serves a material focal point for the residence. AIA Housing Award, The Bear Stand

The 2018 Housing Award jury was chaired by Victor Mirontschuk, FAIA, EDI International in New York; Luis Jauregui, FAIA, Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction in Austin, Texas; Adrianne Steichen, AIA, Pyatok Architects in Oakland, Calif.; John Thatch, AIA, Dahlin Group Architecture | Planning in Pleasanton, Calif.; and Katie Gerfen, design editor at ARCHITECT.

You can find the full list of winners via Architect Magazine, linked here.

Photography bi Nic Lehoux.