Excerpt from Canadian Architect article:
« Winners of 2014 OAA Awards announced
Demonstrating the best in architectural design and innovation, winners of the 2014 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards feature Canadian projects designed by Ontario architects, ranging from sustainable single-family homes to the redevelopment of key cultural and civic destinations.
Representing Ontario’s emerging new talent and some of the province’s most established architecture firms, 15 newly completed projects in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Bracebridge, Hamilton, Brampton, Midhurst and Halifax have been distinguished in the Design Excellence category. Selected from more than 170 submissions, recipients of the 2014 Design Excellence Award have been recognized by a jury of peers from the design community on the following criteria:
1. Creativity: The innovative nature of the design solution.
2. Context: The contribution a project makes to its unique location, to neighbouring uses and to community building.
3. Sustainability: The contribution the project makes to a sustainable environment. Considers project design merits and the reduced use of raw materials and dependence on fossil fuels, as well as projects that achieve high-quality interior environments, with regards to daylighting, air quality and material use.
4. Good Design/Good Business: The degree to which the project creatively supports and interprets the business and architectural goals of the client through programming and design.
5. Legacy: The contribution of the project in establishing a new benchmark for architectural excellence.
Celebrating forward-thinking design and leadership in architecture, more than 30 winners in nine categories will be recognized at a formal awards ceremony in Montreal on May 9, 2014 as part of the OAA’s annual conference. »
(Photo: Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment in Brampton by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects ltd.)