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« Meet this year’s jury for the $50K prize honouring a Canadian whose designs are positively impacting the built environment
Vancouver – March 11, 2021. The University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture (SALA) is pleased to announce the jury for the seventh edition of the Margolese National Design for Living Prize, a $50,000 award created through an estate gift to UBC from the late Leonard Herbert Margolese. The prize recognizes a Canadian citizen who has made a remarkable impact on the built environment through design. This year’s jury comprises diverse and influential experts, reflecting the breadth of professionals eligible for the award.
Shortlisted candidates, determined from the nominations by a Steering Committee, will be contacted and requested to submit additional materials to support their nomination. Jury deliberations will take place in June. The jury will select one winner, based on the demonstrated tangible and far-reaching impact of their designs. The successful candidate will be notified in July. A public announcement will be made in September followed by an award ceremony to be held in October at which the winner will present their work and receive the $50,000 prize.
The jury includes:
Founding Principal of Claude Cormier + Associés, a second-generation conceptualist landscape design practice based in Montreal. Established in 1995, the firm has acquired a solid reputation noted for Claude Cormier’s originality and creativity. For Cormier, landscape architecture is used as a medium to create an experience that embodies humour, subversion, and pleasure. The practice has completed many well-loved public spaces, including Sugar Beach and Berczy Park, both in Toronto. The firm is the recipient of nearly 100 awards and was invited by Phaidon Press to be featured in their publication as one of the top 30 Landscape architects in the world.
Co-founder of KANVA, a Montreal-based multidisciplinary architectural firm, Tudor Radulescu’s work is at the forefront of thinking, imagining, drawing and constructing collective space. Leading a team of dynamic architects, he continually maintains the balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession and has an approach that seeks to question and transform the built environment. Each project is engaging, memorable and sensitive to the human experience and to contemporary culture. KANVA has won numerous awards including the 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award awarded by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Candidates will be given equal consideration if they self-nominate or are nominated by others. Nominations are due March 26th, 2021. For more information about the prize and nomination process, please visit margoleseprize.com or @margoleseprize. »