Winnipeg’s 5468796 Architecture is shortlisted for a prestigious award, for its OMS Stage project

Congratulations to 5468796 Architecture. The Winnipeg-based firm has been shortlisted for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture, for its OMS Stage project. Three other firms have also been shortlisted.

(We at Canadian Interiors are pleased to recall that OMS Stage – also known as “The Cube” – was awarded a 2011 Best of Canada award.)

Announced by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and its Dean Wiel Arets, the prestigious prize aims to recognize an emerging practice with the most outstanding built work in the Americas. The winner, which will be announced later this month, will be awarded a $25,000 prize and an IIT research professorship that will focus on rethinking the metropolis. 

The four finalists are:
• Kiltro House; Talca, Pencahue, Chile; Juan Pablo Corvala
• Maximilian’s Schell; Los Angeles, California, US; Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
• OMS Stage; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 5468796 Architecture
• Poli House; Tome, Bio-Bio Region, Chile; Pezo von Ellrichshausen

An esteemed jury will experience the finalists work firsthand before inviting them to present their ideas at the IIT’s legendary S.R. Crown Hall on May 20.

The 2014 MCHAP jury:
• Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture and Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair at IIT, Chicago
• Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at GSAPP, Columbia University, New York
• Jorge Francisco Liernur, Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, and Researcher of Argentina’s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation, Buenos Aires
• Dominique Perrault, Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris
• Sarah Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston

For more information about the award, visit