The OAA Awards runs on a two-year cycle. It includes the Design Excellence Awards, Best Emerging Practice, and career achievement awards (like the Lifetime Design Achievement and Order of da Vinci) in even years (2020, 2022, etc.) alternating with  SHIFT Challenge program in odd years. (2021, 2023, etc.) 

Certain service awards, including the G. Randy Roberts Service Award and the Honour Roll, are eligible to be presented on an annual basis.


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OAA Awards

The Awards highlights the best in architectural design, thinking and innovation by Ontario architects. The OAA Awards program offers Ontario architects, students and interns an opportunity to showcase their best work. Click on the link below to see more information on all of the Award categories.

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2020 OAA Awards Winners Announcement

The OAA has announced the winners of its 2020 Design Excellence Awards, as well as the recipients of this year’s Service Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Virtual Celebration of Excellence
Virtual Celebration of Excellence

OAA's first-ever virtual Celebration of Excellence was held on October 1, 2020. The People’s Choice, Michael V. and Wanda Plachta and the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Design Excellence in Architecture winners were revealed. If you didn't get a chance to see it, view it now on our You Tube channel.

Awards Gallery of Winners

Search here to find past and current OAA Award winning projects and recipients. 



Awards Program:
Tamara King, Administrator, Website & Communications
t: 416.449.6898 ext. 209

Techical Support for Online Nominations:
t: 1-877-426-6323

Awards FAQ
Awards FAQ

Have a question about the OAA Awards program? Check here first for the most frequently asked questions.