WZMH Architects and Oxford Properties have partnered with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto to create the new WZMH Architects / Oxford Properties Graduate Student Endowment Fund. Oxford Properties initiated the Fund as a tribute to its long-standing relationship with WZMH Architects and in celebration of the firm’s 50th Anniversary. The two organizations worked together to establish the Fund, making donations to support an annual graduate award at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
The WZMH Architects / Oxford Properties Graduate Student Endowment Award will be presented each year to students demonstrating an innovative approach to the contemporary challenges of large-scale architecture, city building, and commercial development through their research and studio projects. The award underscores the combined agency of the design, planning and development communities and the importance of developing opportunities for greater collaboration between them. “Having such highly recognized industry leaders establish this fund is a great boon to our faculty and students,” says Richard Sommer, dean and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Daniels Faculty. “This prestigious award, among the most generous of its kind at the Faculty, will shine a light on gifted graduate students who are our future leaders in design and urbanization.”