TORONTO, May 29, 2017 – Following another year of innovation, creativity and bold design, the Ontario Association of Architects gathered to celebrate the very best the industry had to offer at this year’s Ceremony of Excellence in Ottawa.
In addition to the announcement of the 10 winners of the Design Excellence Award, OAA announced the winners of the Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award for projects under $8 million, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Design Excellence in Architecture, and the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the general public.
- Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award
Rosemary Residence, Toronto, ON
Kohn Shnier Architects
- Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Design Excellence in Architecture
River City ‐ Phase 1 & 2, Toronto, ON
Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture
- People’s Choice Award
Queen Richmond Centre West, 134 Peter Street, Toronto, ON
Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.
“All of this year’s OAA Awards Winners truly represent the innovative thinking, design and solutions architects bring to communities across Ontario,” said John Stephenson, OAA President. “The use of the winning buildings this year also shows how responsive architects are to the evolving needs of communities throughout Ontario and the world.”
The OAA congratulated and awarded this year’s winners at the RAIC/OAA Celebration of Excellence at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. This year’s event brought together the province’s top architects, industry experts and honorary guests.
The full list of previously announced Design Excellence, Best Emerging Practice, Concept, Landmark Designation, G. Randy Roberts Service Award, and Order of da Vinci winners is below.
2017 OAA Awards – List of Winners
LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects)
Queen Richmond Centre West at 134 Peter Street
Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc. (formerly Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co. Architects Inc.)
Project was commenced by Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co. Architects Inc. and completed under Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc.
Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.
Williams Parkway Operations Centre (Phase 1)
Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc.
Best Emerging Practice
blackLAB architects inc.
Concepts Forwards and Backwards
Jennifer Davis (Intern Architect) and Jon Sasaki
Shobuj Pata – Multi-Unit Residential Development
Studio JCI Inc.
Landmark Designation Ontario Science Centre
Moriyama & Teshima Architects
The Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark, Thornloe University
Arthur Townend & Carl Skerl,Townend Stefura & Baleshta Architects
G. Randy Roberts Service Award
J. William Birdsell
Order of da Vinci
Ontario Buildings Receive Additional Honours at OAA Awards Gala