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2015 OAA Award Winners

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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Concepts

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. 

AWARD



PRISMATICA
RAW design inc.


The Hole Idea - Now in Technicolour
Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

HONOURABLE MENTION


Dancing Cubbies
Denegri Bessai Studio

Design Excellence

Recognizing the innovative skills of Ontario architects in creating spaces, buildings and communities that respect and enhance the environment and enrich human activity.




Echo House
Toronto, ON
Paul Raff Studio Incorporated Architect



Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy
Toronto, ON
Kohn Shnier Architects




Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport
Toronto, ON
Patkau Architects Inc. MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.




Grotto Sauna
Georgian Bay, ON
PARTISANS Architects



Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
Kingston, ON
N45 Architecture Inc. in association with Snøhetta Architecture Design Planning P.C.




Ismaili Centre
Toronto, ON
Moriyama & Teshima Architects In association with Charles Correa Associates




Lake Cottage
Bolsover, ON
UUFIE INC.




Mariinsky II
St.Petersberg, Russia
Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated




Surrey Civic Centre
Surrey, BC
Moriyama & Teshima Architects in joint venture with Kasian Architecture Ontario Incorporated




Vale Living with Lakes Centre
Sudbury, ON
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, Consulting Engineers & Architects in association with Perkins + Will Canada Inc.


HONOURABLE MENTION



14 Division
Toronto, ON
Stantec Architecture Ltd.




Annex Residence
Toronto, ON
Audax Architecture Inc. 




Deer Clan Longhouse
Crawford Lake, ON
Brook McIlroy Inc.




Fort York Branch Library
Toronto, ON
KPMB Architects




Fort York National Historic Site Visitors Centre
Toronto, ON
Patkau Architects Inc.
Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.




Gold Corp Innovation Suite, Lassonde Mining Building
Toronto, ON
Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc.




Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Sarnia, ON
Kongats Architects


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 Centre
Sudbury, ON
J.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
Kingston, ON
N45 Architecture Inc. in association with Snøhetta Architecture Design Planning P.C.

Landmark Designation

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 Hall
Belleville, ON
William 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.

PARTISANS Architects

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. 



Istvan Lendvay

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.




Bruce Kuwabara

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.



Lake Cottage
Bolsover, ON
UUFIE INC.

Order of da Vinci

Recognizing architects who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the profession, in education, and/or in the community.




Leslie Klein
   

People's Choice Award

Recognizing the public's favourite project, selected by online voting from the Design Excellence Winners.




Ismaili Centre
Toronto, ON
Moriyama & Teshima Architects In association with Charles Correa Associates