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The Martin Eli Weil Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada to a student who submitted an essay on the role played by the built environment in Canadian society.

The $250 prize and certificate will be awarded to the winner at the Annual Assembly of the Society, where the recipient will be invited to present a conference on their essay. The winning essay will also be published by the Society.

All part-time and full-time students registered in a program leading to a university degree in a Canadian university are eligible; submissions from students registered in a foreign university, but dealing with a Canadian subject, are also invited.

The essay, in French or English, may deal with a specific building, contemporary or historic, whether existing or at a proposal stage; a complex of attached buildings; a specific building type (examined for its historical, functional, structural, or aesthetic importance); cultural landscape (parks, cemeteries, farms, etc.); the life of a person who has influenced the built environment; or a philosophical, sociological, or historical issue related to the built environment.

Essays should be sent to the person in charge of the competition, by April 3, 2020.

The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada is also accepting paper proposals for its 46th annual conference.

Researchers, professionals and students from any discipline whose work relates to the built environment in Canada can submit a proposal by sending an abstract of not more than 250 words, accompanied by a one-page CV, to

Entrants must indicate which session from the following list their proposal addresses by March 1, 2020.

  • Research by design: a tool of innovation in city making
  • Drawing Forward
  • Teaching Architecture and Design History in Canada
  • The Making and Re-Making of Imperial Architecture in Canada
  • Changing Contexts and Reintegrating Spaces
  • On Current Indigenous Architecture and Planning: Building on Reconciliation
  • The Italian Sojourns of Canadian Architects: Transitions, Translations, and Transformations
  • The Medieval Tradition in Canadian Architecture
  • Dis-placements: Spatial Stories of Migration
  • Globalizing Architectural Scholarship in Canada
  • Rethinking major urban public parks, between continuity and reinvention
  • Sense experience as a built environment analysis tool?
  • Settings and atmospheres in Canadian ecclesial architecture
  • An example of prefabrication before prefabrication: the manufacturing of doors and windows in the 19th century
  • Current Research

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Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects selected 22 recipients for the AIA Young Architects Award, as well as five recipients for the Associates Award.

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Predominantly pushed by brisk expansion in the packaged food sector, labeling equipment sales will thrive at a healthy CAGR over the course of next decade.

While corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking can occur under different circumstances, they are part of the same continuum. Together, these two mechanisms have been known to co-occur, causing numerous material failures in many industries.

On Tuesday, February 18, Canadian Architect celebrated the winners of its 2019 Awards of Excellence. The awards ceremony and reception were held at the Corkin Gallery, in Toronto’s Distillery District. The 52nd annual Awards of Excellence recognized projects in the design and construction phases, as well as student work. For the first time, the Awards of Excellence also introduced an open call for entries to its architectural photography competition.

The next Awards of Excellence competition will open in summer 2020, with entries due in September, and winners to be published in a special December issue.

Special thanks to sponsors Blackwell engineers and bulthaup Toronto for their ongoing support of this event. All photos by David Lasker.

Blackwell principals Christian Bellini, Dave Bowick and Ian Mountfort; and Bob Allen, partner, MJMA.
John Peterson, senior associate, MJMA; Isabelle Nault, manager, architecture and design, Queen’s University; and MJMA’s Chris Burbidge, senior associate; Paula Prada, designer; Tim Belanger, partner; and Leland Dadson, mass timber specialist.
MJMA’s Tyler Walker, associate; Hyaeinn Lee, landscape architect; Ted Watson, partner; and Melanie Taylor, marketing.
Josh Bruce Wallace, intern architect, Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University; and architectsAlliance associates Helen Tran and Bharti Vithal.
Sasa Radulovic, co-founding partner, and Colin Neufeld, architect, at Winnipeg’s 5468796 Architecture; and Thom Jeffrey, designer at Toronto’s Office in Search Of.
Adam Feldmann, partner, architectsAlliance; and MJMA’s Marc Downing, senior associate; and Andy Filarski, partner.
Tim Belanger, partner; and Olga Pushkar, principal, MJMA; and Dathe Wong, principal, education, HDR.
The team of HDR and MJMA (architects) and Queen’s University (client) accept their Canadian Architect Award, with jurors Joe Lobko and Rami Bebawi, and Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam.
Gabriela Nuta, project engineer; Jamie Townsend, associate; and Renée Mackay-Lyons, associate, Blackwell.
Colin Neufeld, Brandon Bergem, Sasa Radulovic, and Johanna Hurme of 5468796 accept their Canadian Architect Award, with jurors Joe Lobko and Rami Bebawi, and Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam.
The team of Lemay (architects) and STM (client) accept their Canadian Architect Award, with jurors Joe Lobko and Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam.
Brandon Bergem accepts his Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence, with juror Joe Lobko and Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam.
Josh Wallace accepts his Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence, with juror Joe Lobko and Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam.
Pierre-Olivier Demeule accepts his Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence, with juror Joe Lobko and Canadian Architect editor Elsa Lam.
Lemay’s Andrew King, chief design officer; Jean-François Gagnon, design principal; Ramzi Bosha, design lead; Louis Lemay, CEO; and Guillaume Leroux, chief project director; and Emanuelle Leclerc, chief project co-ordinator, Société de Transport de Montréal; and Lemay’s Yanick Casault, project director; and James Sunderland, project co-ordinator.

Additional party photos can be viewed on the site of our sister magazine, Canadian Interiors.

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Twelve projects across Canada have been selected for the 2020 National Urban Design Awards by the RAIC, the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CLSA).

The awards are part of a two-tier program held in cooperation with Canadian municipalities and will be presented during the RAIC’s Conference on Architecture in Edmonton from June 3-7.

The National Urban Design Awards program judged winners of the 2020 municipal awards and entries submitted at large. The winning projects range from public art installations and parks to a revitalized underpass in the following categories:

Student Projects

Award of Excellence

Topographic Urban Expansion (Toronto, ON)
Qiwei Song (University of Toronto)

View of Social Node. Photo Courtesy of the RAIC.

This project introduces a pre-emptive approach—a topographic landscape strategy that acts as an open space armature for future development on hillsides of the city. By connecting and planting hydraulic buffers along steep slopes and introducing topographic interventions in connected bands of open space, the project brings social, ecological, economic, and cultural amenities that support and sustain the inevitability of the informal growth pattern.

“A thesis project which exemplifies the interdisciplinary, problem-solving nature of the urban design.” –Jury comment

Certificate of Merit

The Drainage Filter for the Everglades (Toronto, ON)
Qiwei Song, Meikang Li and Chaoyi Cui (University of Toronto)

View of Wetland Residential. Photo Courtesy of the RAIC.

To tackle the water pollution issue in the Everglades, this proposal is a cost-efficient alternative, and improvement, to existing expensive treatment infrastructures. The treatment areas are planned on current and future available land.

Quite comprehensive in its integration of innovative bio-filtration strategies at a broad and complementary range of spatial scales. The representation of experiential and visual qualities—of what is primarily an eco-infrastructural proposal—is commendable.” –Jury comment

Civic Design

Award of Excellence

Mechanized River Valley Access (Edmonton, AB)

Promenade with public art benches. Photo Credit: Tom Arban

The large elevation difference and steep slopes of the river valley are part of its great beauty, but it makes access difficult for users with mobility challenges. The Mechanized River Valley Access was imagined addressing this connectivity challenge.

A beautifully-conceived ensemble of built structures, open spaces, and public art that successfully connects Edmonton’s downtown to the river valley. The juxtaposition of landscape attributes—in particular, its topographical and visual qualities—and the architectural details and materiality of the downtown milieu are compelling.” –Jury comment

Certificate of Merit

Berczy Park (Toronto, ON)
Claude Cormier et Associés

Form, colour, pattern and texture are designed to integrate with the urban context, expanding the visual reach of the park to the facades surrounding all sides of the park. Photo Credit: Industryous Photography.

The revitalization of this iconic park in downtown Toronto needed to adapt to rapidly evolving community–needs that were never foreseen when the original Berczy Park was constructed 40 years ago. Next-generation needs had to be accommodated by shaping the park into three program-oriented spaces—a green area for play, a garden for dogs, and a plaza for gathering.

The design’s real success is its ‘triangulation’ of multiple user groups, edge conditions, and in recognizing pedestrian desire lines. While the canine fountain is the focal point—or punch line—many underlying design moves make this park much more than the sum of its parts.” –Jury comment

North East Exchange District Public Realm (Winnipeg, MB)
HTFC Planning and Design—in collaboration with WSP Engineering, the City of Winnipeg & CentreVenture Development Corporation

Rest area with trellis that includes built-in lighting, providing a safe place to meet and gather at night during the winter theatre season. Photo Credit: HTFC Planning & Design.

Winnipeg’s North East Exchange District is home to a forward-looking public realm underpinned by the rich warehouse commerce story of the city. The people-first woonerfs, green lanes, plazas, and parklets of the district, buzz with activity in all seasons.

A well-executed design with thoughtful strategic interventions that have a transformative impact on the quality and cohesiveness of Winnipeg’s North East Exchange District. –Jury comment

Urban Fragments

Award of Excellence

18 Shades of Gay (Montréal, QC)
Claude Cormier et Associés

Aerial view of the 18 Shades of Gay project. Photo Credit: Our American Dream

18 Shades of Gay, a 1-kilometre-long ribbon-like installation of 180,000 multicoloured resin balls suspended over Sainte-Catherine Street East—in the Gay Village of Montreal—is part of the transformation of the street into a pedestrian mall during the summer.

18 Shades of Gay more than met the criteria for this award—as a positive contribution to the public realm, exemplifying design excellence and innovation. The “ceiling” of this 1 km outdoor room has been transformed into a full rainbow spectrum signifying gay pride. It defines the Gay Village, adds to 24-hour activity, supports hybrid economic activities, and successfully elevates an otherwise nondescript urban environment.” –Jury comment

Certificate of Merit

The Fourth Street SW Underpass Enhancement (Calgary, AB)
the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.

View Looking South. Photo Credit: The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc.

The physical state of disrepair of the underpass—limited accessibility, poor lighting levels, and overall deterioration of materials—required immediate attention. In response, the Fourth Street SW Underpass Enhancement Project is founded on the notion of reclaiming this space of removal as a space for conversation.

The understated design has the potential to turn a negative pedestrian experience into something positive. The use of dynamic lighting to reflect the movement of pedestrians is a highlight of the design. The lighting is as much an art feature as a security and amenity enhancement.” –Jury comment 

Community Initiatives

Award of Excellence

The Warming Huts (Winnipeg, MB)
Sputnik Architecture Inc. & The Forks Renewal Corporation

exterior of Hygge House. Photo Credit: The Forks Renewal Corporation.

Taking place in Winnipeg, MB, Warming Huts is an annual project that engages local and international designers, artists, and students each winter to design and create structures that are installed along with public skating and pedestrian trail on the ice of the city’s frozen rivers.

The transformative impact that the Warming Huts program has had in converting Winnipeg’s rivers into an active winter civic space is impressive—even more so given its humble volunteer-based roots. In this regard, the Warming Huts program manages to successfully complement other river-related initiatives and generate a remarkable degree of community engagement since its inception. –Jury comment

Urban Design Plans

Award of Excellence

Plan d’intervention pour le confort et la sécurité des piétons et cyclistes dans le Vieux-Québec (Quebec, QC)
Groupe A / Annexe U

Photo Credit: PHOTO: Groupe A / Annexe U

An ambitious pedestrian and cycling plan in old Quebec City—one of Canada’s most historic and valued urban precincts. Part study and part master plan, this is a well-researched, comprehensive, innovative, and beautifully presented project.

The plan reflects the unique history, topography, climate, and built form of old Quebec City and considers it from a cyclist’s perspective. While certainly not a standardized template, the plan provides an example of how other cities and towns might successfully plan for pedestrians and cyclists.” –Jury comment

Urban Architecture

Award of Excellence 

Casey House (Toronto, ON)
Hariri Pontarini Architects

Courtyard During Daytime. Photo Credit: Doublespace Photography

The renovation and extension to Casey House, a specialized healthcare facility for individuals with HIV/AIDS, meets the needs of patients and healthcare providers in a setting designed to evoke the experience and comforts of home.

Urban designers often face the challenge of adding to heritage buildings. This project enhances the existing building and preserves its specific qualities, while choreographing spaces around a new landscaped central garden court. It respects a long tradition of public buildings as monumental, ‘foreground’ structures.” –Jury comment

Certificate of Merit

The Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park (Brampton, ON)
RDH Architects (RDHA)


The Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park aspire to create an inclusive gathering place, a progressive architectural expression in the suburbs, and a point of pride for the city.

This project is recognized as an innovative approach to urban design in an otherwise undistinguished suburban area. Elegantly—and deceptively simple—the design recognizes both pedestrians and passing motorists and responds to its surrounding context.” –Jury comment

Special Jury Awards

Sustainable Development Award

Corridor de biodiversité, Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent, Montréal (Montréal, QC)
civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture and Biodiversité conseil

Cavendish Boulevard, Perspective. Photo Credit: civiliti, LAND Italia, Table architecture, Biodiversité Conseil

Giant powerlines, long identified with monotonous sterile landscapes, will soon hover above flowering meadows, frequented by birds, pollinating insects, small animals, and Montrealers. It is part of a major ecological project, which will see the implementation of a Biodiversity Corridor, from the junction of Cavendish Boulevard and Highway 40, right up to the end of Thimens Boulevard, in the Borough of Saint-Laurent.

The promise of urban design is sustainable development—creating economic, environmental, social, and cultural benefits. While this project focuses on the environment, it reflects all “Seven C’s” of urban design: context, character, choice, connections, creativity, custodianship, and collaboration.” –Jury comment

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MFG Chemical announced that Paul Turgeon, who has served on the company’s Board of Directors since 2017 and as Executive Board Director, will assume the position of President and CEO.

New target: Women to hold 30% of leadership roles by 2030.

There, Arkema is launching its new Elium C445 resin.

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The purpose of expendable and
recyclable abrasives as used in this article is to prepare surfaces for the
subsequent application of protective coatings. The SSPC glossary defines
expendable and recyclable abrasives as follows:

Expendable Abrasive – An
abrasive that usually is discarded after one use

Recyclable Abrasive – Abrasive
blasting material such as steel shot and grit that can be cleaned and reused to
reduce the total amount of abrasives consumed

SSPC Abrasive Standard No. 1,
“Mineral and Slag Abrasives” establishes 2 categories for abrasives that are
expendable: Type I – Natural Mineral Abrasives (“…naturally occurring minerals,
including, but not limited to, quartz sands, flint garnet, staurolite, and
olivine…) and Type II – By-Product or Manufactured Abrasives (“Slag,
manufactured, or by-product materials…”).

SSPC Abrasive Standard No. 3, Ferrous Metallic Abrasive establishes two classes
of abrasives that are recyclable: Class 1 – Steel Abrasive, and Class 2 – Iron

The abrasives are propelled against
a surface at high velocity (typically 300 miles per hour or greater) to clean
and roughen it.  Cleaning removes surface
material such as paint, and in the case of steel, rust and mill scale. The
abrasive also creates a surface profile or roughness on the surface to improve
the adhesion of the subsequently applied coatings.

The abrasives are propelled
against the surface by compressed air (open nozzle blast cleaning), centrifugal
force (rotary wheel blast cleaning), or water (water jetting with abrasive
injection).  Water can also be incorporated
into open nozzle blast cleaning to control dust.  Compressed air still propels the abrasive,
but water is used to create a slurry that is pushed through the blast hose, or
the water is added to the abrasive at the nozzle.  When selecting an abrasive, the method of
cleaning that will be used must be taken into consideration. 

While there are specific
advantages and limitations with each abrasive type, all abrasives can achieve the
various degrees of cleaning (e.g., white metal, near-white metal, etc.).  Each abrasive type can also provide a range
of profile depths, based on the various sizes of abrasive that are available.

Recyclable Abrasives

Recyclable abrasives are the
abrasives of choice for rotary wheel blast cleaning because they can be
recycled many times, often 100 or more, reducing both waste and abrasive costs.  The spent abrasive is automatically
collected, cleaned, and returned for reuse. 
The number of recycles achieved depends on the quality of the abrasive
recycling system and how quickly the abrasive breaks down or changes shape, which
is a function of abrasive type and hardness, and the hardness of the material
being cleaned. 

Shops using rotary wheel blast cleaning equipment prefer to use steel shot rather than steel grit because the angularity and sharpness of the grit causes more wear and tear on the equipment.  While steel shot is fine for most coatings, the angular profile created by steel grit is required for materials like metallizing and preferred for inorganic zinc rich primers.  A compromise that is often acceptable for inorganic zinc rich primers is to create and maintain an operating mix of steel shot and steel grit, which reduces some of the wear, but still provides a surface profile with adequate angularity. For metallizing, though, the cleaning should be done with steel grit alone.  Even then, the abrasive must be inspected and maintained because steel grit can round during repeated use, reducing the angularity of the profile, even though the depth of the profile may not change. 

Figure 1 – Comparison of the 3.0 mil profile leaves of the Keane-Tator Surface Profile Comparator showing the difference between the rounded or peened texture created by steel shot (SH leaf on the right) and the angular profile created by steel grit or slag (G/S leaf on the left)

conducted a study for a client to determine the effect that recycling of steel
grit had on the shape of the abrasive, the shape and depth of the surface
profile, peak count (the number of peaks in a unit area), and adhesion of a
metallized coating.  Metallizing was
applied to steel test panels blast cleaned with new steel grit (which served as
the baseline) and to steel panels blast cleaned with the same steel grit after
multiple recycles. Each time metallizing was applied, the shape of the recycled
grit used for surface preparation was examined microscopically and classified according
to a pictorial standard for grain shapes developed by the American Geological
Institute (AGI).  The AGI categories are very
angular, angular, sub-angular, sub-rounded, rounded, and well rounded.  The shape of the abrasive, which was
classified as very angular when new, changed as follows: 6 recycles (angular),
11 recycles (sub-angular), 30 recycles (sub-rounded), and 200 recycles
(rounded).  Although the surface profile and
peak count measurements after recycling remained relatively constant when evaluated
with Testex Press-O-Film Tape and a surface profilometer (stylus-type
instrument), the angularity of the profile decreased as the shape of the
abrasive became less angular during recycling. The effect of this physical
change in the profile shape was a reduction of the adhesion of the metallized
coating to the substrate.  Although the
adhesion was still acceptable on panels metallized after multiple recycles, it
dropped measurably the more the abrasive was recycled.  It is important to note that this change in
profile was not detected through the traditional methods of measuring profile
depth.  It was only discovered by examining
the topography of the profile using images produced from Scanning Electron
Microscopy (SEM). 
The changes in topography should have no effect on the
performance of liquid-applied coatings, but if the adhesion of a metallized
coating is unacceptable, or the adhesion drops the more the steel grit is
recycled, changes in the topography of the profile would be worth

Recyclable abrasives are used with
open nozzle blast cleaning in blast rooms where the abrasive is automatically
reclaimed and recycled, as well as in closed blast cleaning systems like vacuum
blasting.  Recyclable abrasives are also
used with open nozzle blast cleaning in the field when containments are
constructed to contain the abrasive and paint debris.  The spent abrasive is transferred, typically
by vacuuming, to an on-site recovery system that separates the waste and fines
and returns the good abrasive for reuse. 
When using recycled abrasives in the field, a tight containment system
with ample ventilation is required for three reasons: (1) to keep project
emissions and waste from contaminating surrounding property, (2) to minimize abrasive
loss to optimize the number of recycles achieved, and (3) to prevent unsightly
spots of rust on surrounding surfaces caused by abrasive or metallic fines that
escape containment and rust.  These
attributes of the containment are an added benefit of using recyclable
abrasives for the removal of lead paint. 
The abrasive itself helps to police the quality of the containment and
the measures being taken to control lead emissions.  If the property surrounding the project does
not exhibit rust stains from the escape of abrasive or abrasive fines, it is a
good indication that the lead has been controlled just as well.

While there are many advantages to
using recyclable abrasives, if the surfaces are contaminated with grease, oil,
or soluble salts, it is possible in extreme cases for the abrasives to become
contaminated and spread the contaminant across the surface as the recycled
abrasive continues to be used.  The SSPC
blast cleaning specifications require the removal of visible deposits of grease
and oil before blast cleaning, but this is not always done, and the standards
do not mandate prewashing the entire surface to remove salts. Because of this,
it is critical that the tests required in SSPC-AB 2, Cleanliness of Recycled
Ferrous Metallic Abrasive
be conducted to assure that the abrasive is not
contaminated.  Tests for grease, oil, and
water-soluble contaminants are conducted at 12-hour intervals, or every shift,
whichever is shorter.  The surface
profile is also be measured to assure that it remains constant.   

Another issue to consider is the
method of salt removal that will be employed.  Soluble salts are frequently removed by wet
methods such as pressure washing, with or without a salt removal additive.  The obvious concern when using recycled abrasives
is the introduction of water into a containment that is designed to keep water
out to prevent the abrasive from rusting.

Expendable Abrasives

Expendable abrasives, rather than
recyclable, are used with wet methods of preparation (water jetting or wet
abrasive blast cleaning), and very commonly for dry nozzle blast cleaning.  They are not used in vacuum blast systems or
rotary wheel systems because of the lack of recyclability.  The advantages of expendable abrasives include
the low initial cost of the abrasive and the equipment needed to use it.  The equipment required for expendable
abrasives is also much more portable and flexible for use on small projects and
for use at scattered locations across a plant site.  Although the cost of the abrasive is less, since
it is a one-time use, more of it is required and the volume of waste

Although the blast cleaning
specifications require removal of visible oil and grease before blast cleaning,
when expendable abrasives are used, there is less concern with the abrasive
becoming contaminated and spreading the grease, oil, or salt across the surface  There is also no concern with the abrasive
rounding, fracturing, or changing the shape, peak count, and depth of the
resulting profile.  It will remain
constant since the abrasive impacting the surface is always new.  The effect of moisture on the abrasive is
also much less of an issue and abrasive that may escape does not rust on the
surrounding property.

Considerations when Selecting
an Abrasive

When deciding whether expendable or recyclable abrasives should be used for a given job, the total cost must be considered.  Items to assess include the size of the job, size and proximity of staging areas, costs of the abrasive, costs of the equipment needed to use it, differences in productivity, the volume of waste generated, costs of disposal, and the costs to erect and maintain the quality of containment needed for the work.

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Key release liner markets, application areas, opportunities, and growth will be the focus of this year’s AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition, which will take place February 27-28 in Amsterdam.

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On February 5th, the Casino de Montréal welcomed Québec’s design and architecture community for the 13th edition of the Grands Prix du Design gala.

The annual event is a contemporary showcase of projects designed to highlight Québec designers and architects, and their work in residential, commercial, institutional, office and product design.

This year, 93 Grand Prix du Design awards were given out in 15 categories. Here’s a selection of some of the architectural winners:

Commercial Public Space Award
Rockland ”La Cuisine”
Humà Design+Architecture & Architecture49

Photo credit: Adrien Williams

Special Lighting Award
SAQ De La Montagne
Blouin Tardif Architectes / Sid Lee Architecture / SAQ / CS Design

Photo credit: Steve Montpetit

Commercial Space Grand Prize (over 5,400 ft²)
Wood in Development Award
Grand Marché de Québec
Bisson associés & Atelier Pierre Thibault

Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet

Light Fixture Award
Stade Olympique Desjardins
Luminaire Authentik et Provencher_roy

Stade Olympique Desjardins

Sustainable Development Award
Gare de Sorel-Tracy
GLCRM et associés architectes

Photo credit: Stéphane Groleau

Public Institution Award
Universal Accessibility Award
Pavillon d’accueil de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec
Provencher_Roy en consortium avec GLCRM

Photo credit: Olivier Blouin

Outside Category Award
Au Gré des Champs
la SHED architecture

Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet

Residential Space Award (under 1,600 ft²)
Écharpe d’aluminium
Jean-Maxime Labrecque, architecte

Photo credit: Fréderic Bouchard

Residential Space Award (1,600 to 3,200 ft²)
Résidence Victoria

Photo credit: Adrien Williams

Residential Space Award (over 3,200 ft²)
Résidence Knowlton
TBA | Thomas Balaban Architecte

Photo credit: Adrien William

Residential Space, Multi-Housing Award
Off Plaza
L. McComber

Photo credit: Raphaël Thibodeau

Special Award for Signage and Branding Places
Tour des Canadiens 2
Humà Design+Architecture

Photo credit: Lorelei L’Affeter

Cultural Establishment Award
Le Studio
hatem+d/etienne bernier architecture

Photo credit: Dave Tremblay

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists.

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Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its 10th annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition is now open for entries.