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2016 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 2016 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


Planespotting
Dominique Cheng, OAA

Shoreline Commemorative
Paul Raff Studio Incorporated Architect

 

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.



Aga Khan Museum
Toronto, ON
Moriyama & Teshima Architects in association with Maki and Associates
Photo Credit: Gary Otte



Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
Edmonton, AB
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. and HIP Architects in joint venture
Photo Credit: Tom Arban


Go Home Bay Cabin
Georgian Bay Township, ON
Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
Photo Credit: Tom Arban



Harbord Towns
Toronto, ON
Superkül Inc.
Photo Credit: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Studio


Prince Arthur's Landing, Thunder Bay Waterfront
Thunder Bay, ON
Brook McIlroy Inc.


Richard Ivey Building, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University
London, ON
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Photo Credit: Ben Rahn / A-Frame


Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
KPMB Architects & HCMA Architecture + Design in joint venture
Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux



Skygarden House
Toronto, ON
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Photo Credit: Shai Gil



Toronto Public Library Scarborough Civic Centre Branch
Toronto, ON
LGA Architectural Partners Ltd. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture
Photo Credit: Ben Rahn / A-Frame

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.


Richard Ivey Building, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University
London, ON
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Photo Credit: Ben Rahn / A-Frame

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.



299 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
Burke, Horwood and White (Original Building, 1913)
Quadrangle Architects (Renovation)

St. Mary's Ukranian Catholic Church
Sudbury, ON
John Stefura and Carl Skerl, Townend Stefura Baleshta and Pfister Architects

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.

Denegri Bessai Studio

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. 



John Cook

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.




George Baird

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.


Prince Arthur's Landing, Thunder Bay Waterfront
Thunder Bay, ON
Brook McIlroy Inc.

Order of da Vinci

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




William N. Greer
   

People's Choice Award

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



Aga Khan Museum
Toronto, ON
Moriyama & Teshima Architects in association with Maki and Associates
Photo Credit: Gary Otte