Winners of the 2006 Design Exchange Awards announced

The Design Exchange (DX) has announced the winners of this year’s Design Exchange Awards at a formal dinner and awards ceremony on November 23, 2006. Over 250 guests attended,representing the best designers across Canada.

The Design Exchange Awards are unique in recognizing not only the design firm for their work, but also their client. The goal is to demonstrate that design is integral to acompany’s business strategy as it directly impacts productivity, profitability and competitive advantage.

The Awards are now in their 12th year, and are presented in a variety of categories. A partial list of winners follows:

Architecture Commercial
Gold: Moriyama + Teshima Architects for the New Canadian War Museum
Silver: Baird Sampson Neuert Architects for the French River Visitor Centre
Bronze: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects & ZAS Architects for the Wellesley Community Centre and St. James Town Public Library
Honourable Mention: Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners for the Whitby Public Library and Civic Square
Honourable Mention: Montgomery Sisam Architects for the Arts and Administration Building, University of Toronto at Scarborough

Architecture Residential
Bronze: Teeple Architects Inc. for the Pachter Residence/Studio

Interior Design Commercial
Gold: Burdifilek for Stratus Vineyards
Silver: Giannone Associates Architects Inc. for the Herman Miller Canada Showroom
Bronze: Zeidler Partnership Architects in joint venture with Bregman + Hamann Architects for York University the Accolade Project
Honourable Mention: munge//leung: design associates for the Dragonfly Nightclub
Honourable Mention: Teeple Architects and Superkl Inc. Architect for St. Joseph Media

Interior Design Residential
Honourable Mention: Core Architects Inc. for the Cabbagetown Coach House

Interior Design Temporary or Portable
Gold: SMC Alsop/Giancarlo Garofalo Architects & Chapman Design for Westside Lofts Sales Pavilion
Silver: Cecconi Simone Inc. for the X Sales Centre
Bronze: Origin Studios for “Watched by Heaven, Tied to Earth” at the Bata Shoe Museum
Honourable Mention: Maclaren Momentum for the Cadillac Experience
Honourable Mention: Gow Hastings Architects for the Humber Students’ Federation Amphitheatre

Landscape Architecture
Gold: PMA Landscape Architects Ltd. For the Toronto Botanical Garden
Silver: PLANT Architect Inc. with ENVision for the Forest Hill Garden Ravine Forecourt
Bronze: ENVision for the Blue Mountain Village Landscape Master Plan
Honourable Mention: Ferris and Associates for the Canada Marine Discovery Centre
Honourable Mention: Artist Jeannine Thib and Scot Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. for MOTH Gardens Downsview Memorial Parkette

Urban Design
Gold: Giannone Associates Architects Inc. for the Port Credit Village Lakefront Development
Silver: Coastal Planners for Le Quartier Culturel and Le Camp Artistique
Honourable Mention: CBCL Limited for Grand Parade/Province House Area Joint Public Lands