Winners of the 2012 Prairie Design Awards announced

On April 27, 2012, architects and licensed interior designers from across Canada’s Prairies gathered to recognize excellence in design. Since its inception in 2000, the 2012 Prairie Design Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, a tri-provincial initiative sponsored by the Alberta Association of Architects, the Saskatchewan Association of Architects and the Manitoba Associations of Architects, was held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in conjunction with the Alberta Association of Architect’s biennial Banff Session event.

The awards ceremony honoured all of those recipients selected by a national jury of renowned architectural and design professionals. The 2012 jury members included Bruce Allan of the Arcop Group, Montreal; David Battersby of Battersby Howatt, Vancouver; and Diana Gerrard of gh3, Toronto.

Making a significant contribution to the architectural landscape of Canada, nine Awards of Excellence and Merit were presented to prairie architects, landscape architects and licensed interior designers. Three Awards of Excellence were given to: 5468796 Architecture Inc. of Winnipeg for OMS Stage, Old Market Square in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Vancouver-based Bing Thom Architects for the SAIT Polytechnic Parking Garage in Calgary, Alberta; and Syverson Monteyne Architecture of Winnipeg for La Cuisine at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Manitoba. Six Awards of Merit recognized: 5468796 Architecture Inc. for Webster Cottage in Dunnottar, Manitoba; DIALOG Alberta Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc. with Perkins+Will Canada for Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) at the University of Calgary in Alberta; MMP Architects Inc. for the Birds Hill Provincial Park Washroom/Shower in Manitoba; ROAD Architecture + Zach Pauls for Cornerstone Vineyard Church in Winkler, Manitoba; Shearer Design of Calgary for Jennings Capital in Calgary, Alberta; and Straub Thurmayr CSLA/Landschaftsarchitekten for Instant Garden in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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