Winners of 2013 AIBC Architectural Awards announced

An outstanding group of 13 projects emerged as winners in the 2013 AIBC Architectural Awards, and were recently announced by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.    

There were three recipients of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Medal Level, indicative of architectural excellence: North Vancouver City Hall by mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design; Regent Park Aquatic Centre by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects; University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts Buchanan Courtyards Renew by PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication.

Three other projects were deemed worthy of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Merit Level distinction: Environmental Learning Centre, North Vancouver Outdoor School by McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.; Surrey City Centre Library by Bing Thom Architects Inc.; University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Centre for Drug Research and Development by Saucier + Perrotte/Hughes Condon Marler Architects.

Two projects pushing the architectural envelope each claimed an AIBC Innovation Award: Earth Sciences Building by Perkins + Will Canada Architects Co., and Monad by Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

This year’s awards jury was also impressed enough to grant five discretionary awards acknowledging specific architectural achievement. The AIBC Special Jury Award was given to: Askew’s Uptown Supermarket by Allen + Maurer Architects Ltd. for an atypical approach to a typial program type; Energy. Environment. Experiential Learning by DIALOG Alberta Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc and Perkins + Will Canada Architects Co. for animating the program; Sloan/Berkes House by Allen + Maurer Architects Ltd. for engagement of the site; Tarrant County College – Trinity River East Campus by Bing Thom Architects Inc. for buildings making space; and the University of British Columbia Boulevard Transit Shelters by PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication for experiential architecture.

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