The annual OAA Awards offer Ontario architects, students and interns an opportunity to showcase their best work and increase public appreciation of the services provided by the architectural profession. For inspiration, take a look at the 2015 OAA award winners gallery featured on this page.
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Recognizing clarity and uniqueness of expression of an architectural idea as well as promoting the involvement of individuals in the areas of design presentation, art and other design related endeavours.
RAW design inc.
The Hole Idea - Now in Technicolour
Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
Denegri Bessai Studio
Recognizing the innovative skills of Ontario architects in creating spaces, buildings and communities that respect and enhance the environment and enrich human activity.
Paul Raff Studio Incorporated ArchitectFraser Mustard Early Learning Academy
Kohn Shnier ArchitectsGoldring Centre for High Performance Sport
Patkau Architects Inc. MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.Grotto Sauna
Georgian Bay, ON
Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
N45 Architecture Inc. in association with Snøhetta Architecture Design Planning P.C.Ismaili Centre
Moriyama & Teshima Architects In association with Charles Correa AssociatesLake Cottage
UUFIE INC.Mariinsky II
Diamond and Schmitt Architects IncorporatedSurrey Civic Centre
Moriyama & Teshima Architects in joint venture with Kasian Architecture Ontario IncorporatedVale Living with Lakes Centre
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, Consulting Engineers & Architects in association with Perkins + Will Canada Inc.
Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Audax Architecture Inc.
Deer Clan Longhouse
Crawford Lake, ON
Brook McIlroy Inc.
Fort York Branch Library
Fort York National Historic Site Visitors Centre
Patkau Architects Inc.
Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.
Gold Corp Innovation Suite, Lassonde Mining Building
Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Maison GlissadeTown of the Blue Mountains, ONAtelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.‘Pit Stop’ Transit FacilityOakville, ONBortolotto Design Architect Inc.
Port Hope HousePort Hope, ONTeeple Architects Inc.
Sustainable Design Excellence
Recognizing an award winning Design Excellence project that in addition to meeting the Design Excellence criteria makes an exceptionally strong contribution to a sustainable environment.
Vale Living with Lakes CentreSudbury, ONJ.L. Richards & Associates Limited, Consulting Engineers & Architects in association with Perkins + Will Canada Inc.
Lieutenant Governor's Award for Design Excellence in Architecture
The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Design Excellence in Architecture recognizes completed projects constructed in Ontario within the past five years. The Lieutenant Governor’s Award is given to the project deemed by the Jury to be the best Design Excellence submission located in Ontario which most successfully addresses all of the awards criteria.
Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
N45 Architecture Inc. in association with Snøhetta Architecture Design Planning P.C.
Landmark Designation recognizes iconic buildings in Ontario, by Ontario architects alone or in partnership with architects from other countries. These buildings symbolize excellence in architectural design, urban design and unique community identity and make a lasting contribution to the evolution of architectural creativity. A Landmark designation recognizes the lasting contribution of the building and the architects responsible for its creation.
Belleville City HallBelleville, ONWilliam R. White Architect Limited
Best Emerging Practice
Recognizing the contribution of young firms that have been in practice for five years or less and that demonstrate a clear vision, well-articulated goals and proven effective strategies that provide a competitive advantage.
G.Randy Roberts Service Award
Recognizing an OAA member for extraordinary service to the membership; for ‘behind-the-scenes’ dedication and action; for employing the skills and the energy to get things done.This annual award is named after the late 2005 OAA President, G. Randy Roberts.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Design Achievement Award recognizes and honours a career-long commitment to the promotion and achievement in Architectural Design Excellence. This award celebrates the outstanding contribution of architects whose body of work reflects a lasting legacy of excellence and innovation.
Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award
Honoring architectural excellence for projects in Ontario that cost no more than 8 million dollars. This annual award was established in 1991 by Mrs. Wanda Plachta in honour of her late husband, Michael Plachta's wish to recognize younger firms that create excellence in smaller projects.
Order of da Vinci
Recognizing architects who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the profession, in education, and/or in the community.
People's Choice Award
Recognizing the public's favourite project, selected by online voting from the Design Excellence Winners.
Moriyama & Teshima Architects In association with Charles Correa Associates