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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 the New Medal of Service) in even years (2024, 2026, etc.) alternating with SHIFT Challenge program in odd years. (2025, 2027 etc.) 

The Call for Entries for the 2024 OAA Awards season is now closed. The jurors will meet in February to determine the 2024 Design Excellence and Service Award recipients. Stay tuned!

Check out the SHIFT Challenge Website for the 2023 SHIFT recipients.  Video coverage of the SHIFT Challenge Event which took place in June in Sudbury is now available on OAA's You Tube Channel.



2024 Desgin Excellence Award winners
OAA Reveals its 2024 Design Excellence Awards Winners
Celebrating the best in achievements by Ontario practices and architects, the OAA is thrilled to announce the 10 winners in this year’s Design Excellence Awards, the recipients of the Lifetime Design Achievement Award, New Medal of Service, The Best Emerging Practice and the new additions to the Honour Roll.
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2024 People's Choice Award
The OAA invites you to vote for your favourite project from this year's Design Excellence winners. Voting is open until April 18, 2024, 11:59 EST.
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OAA Award Categories

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.

SHIFT2023 Health & Architecture Challenge

The SHIFT2023 Challenge asks the profession to explore the intersection of architecture and human health, and examine how innovative ideas could improve happiness and well-being. Check out the SHIFT Challenge Website for the 2023 SHIFT recipientsSee the link below to learn more about the program.

OAA Awards - Gallery of Winners

OAA Awards Gallery of Winners

Search here to find past and current OAA Awards and SHIFT 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 FAQs
Awards FAQs

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

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