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2018 Celebration of Excellence

On Friday, May 25, the OAA Celebration of Excellence took place the Evergreen Brick Works, highlighting this year’s winners of the Association’s prestigious Awards program. (To check out the commemorative book showcasing the winners, click here.)

Differing from years past, the event took on a brisk, one-hour theatre-style presentation, as architects assembled to see the winners of the Design Excellence Awards, along with learn who would be taking home the Michael V. and Wanda Plachta, People’s Choice and Lieutenant Governor’s Awards. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, graciously sent a surprise video message, which included architect Douglas Cardinal congratulating the 2018 Lieutenant Governor for Design Excellence in Architecture winner. Click here to view the video.

Emceed by the hilarious Jessica Holmes (TV’s Royal Canadian Air Farce), the event provided an overview of some of the most exciting building projects by Ontario architects—both within the province and beyond. It also served as the perfect lead-in for the After-Party.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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