The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has released its list of winners of the 2011 OAA Awards, which represent the best in Ontario architectural design, innovation and business. Hariri Pontarini Architects has been honoured with two awards in the Design Excellence category — for The University of Waterloo Integrated Health Science Campus and the Winter Olympics Ontario Pavilion.
The University of Waterloo’s integrated Health Sciences Campus — comprised of the University of Waterloo School of Phramacy and McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine — was designed and builkt to not onlyu provide a suitable learning environment for students and facility, but also to act as a catalyst for its immediate community, as well as present the city of Kitchener with distinctive landmarks.
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games’ Pavilion (Ontario House) was designed as a physical and experiential gateway to Ontario. Evocative, light, shimmering and seductive, the pavilion provided a unique expression of Ontario’s lively character.
FOLLOWING IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF OAA AWARDS WINNERS
Fifteen new buildings in Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Orillia, Montréal, Kitchener, Vancouver, and Ithaca (New York) have been recognized as leading examples of architecture by receiving ‘Design Excellence’ awards. There were 150 submissions and the Jury unanimously agreed on the consistent high level of quality in the 2011 winning projects.
This year was the first time in the OAA Awards’ history the Honours and Awards Task Group extended the entry criteria to include buildings located outside the province of Ontario, designed by Ontario architects. The 2011 entries reflected a number of important aspects in architectural design and practice: an increased effort to address sustainability criteria, innovation when working on extremely tight budgets, and an increasingly collaborative approach in working with clients.
The 2011 awards will be presented in Toronto on Friday, May 20, at the OAA Celebration of Excellence, hosted by OAA President Sheena Sharp and Master of Ceremonies Wendy Mesley, as part of the OAA Conference, May 18 – 21, 2011.
OAA Awards – List of Winners:
25 York Street I Telus Tower Toronto Adamson Associates Architects
Bloor / Gladstone Branch Library Toronto Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc. in association with Shoalts & Zaback Architects Ltd. & E.R.A. Architects Inc.
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Padolsky, Kuwabara, Gagnon Joint Ventures Architects (PKG): Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects Gagnon, Letellier, Cyr, Ricard, Mathieu Architectes
Cornell Plantations Welcome Center Ithaca, New York, USA Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc.
Department of Psychosocial Oncology & Palliative Care Al Hertz Centre for Supportive and Palliative Care Harold and Shirley Lederman Palliative Care Centre Toronto ARK Architects + Research + Knowledge Inc.
Front to Back Infill Ottawa Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market and Central Public Library Hamilton Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc. in association with david premi Architects inc.
Humber College Centre for Justice Leadership Toronto Gow Hastings Architects Inc.
Lakehead University, New Academic Building Orillia Moriyama & Teshima Architects
LightSpace 2 Toronto Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc.
The Salvation Army Harbour Light Toronto Diamond and Schmitt Architects
Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal Montréal Saucier + Perrotte architectes
University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy Kitchener Hariri Pontarini Architects with Young + Wright Architects
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Ontario Pavilion (Ontario House) Vancouver Hariri Pontarini Architects
Waterloo Region Museum Kitchener Moriyama & Teshima Architects In Association with The Walter Fedy Partnership
NewLifetime Design Achievement Award:
Eberhard H. Zeidler
Order of da Vinci:
G. Randy Roberts Service Award:
David R. Murphy
Concepts & Presentations:
Transimage Award Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]
Studio 124-125, 48 Abell Street (After Eviction) Honourable Mention Michelle Van Eyk, Intern Architect
The 2011 Award winners were chosen by Juries that included members of the public whose interests and background represent many areas of the Ontario design community:
Design Excellence & Plachta Award
CHAIR – David Craddock, First Vice-President, RAIC & OAA Past President Sara Diamond, President, OCAD University Michael Totzke, Editor, Canadian Interiors Janet Rosenberg, Landscape Architect, Janet Rosenberg + Associates
Concepts & Presentations Awards
CHAIR – Kathleen Sharpe, Executive Director, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Richard Johnson, Photographer, Richard Johnson Photography Karl Stevens, Partner, Stevens Burgess Architects Ltd. & Project Planning Global Inc. Anna Stranks, Past-President, ARIDO GTA Chapter, Senior Interior Designer, RCG Inc.
Order of da Vinci, G.Randy Roberts Award, Lifetime Design Achievement Award
CHAIR – Amirreza Sadeghi, Architect, Habib Architects Inc. Sheena Sharp, OAA President & Principal, Coolearth Architecture Inc. Meg Graham, Principal, Superkül Inc. Architect Diana Osborne, Architect, Osborne Architect
Additional awards to be announced at the event include ‘Best of Show’, the ‘Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award’, and ‘People’s Choice’. Voting for ‘People’s Choice’ is available online at www.awards.oaa.on.ca from Friday, April 1 to Friday, April 15, 2011.
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