Canada's Best Architecture of 2018 Recognized by Canadian Architect Magazine

Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Canadian Architect has announced the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence program. Now in its 51st year, the awards are “the highest recognition for excellence in the design stage in the Canadian architectural sector.” Celebrating unbuilt and student work, the awards place emphasis on design ambition, innovation, and social and environmental sustainability.

This year, fourteen entries were recognized from a pool of 190 professional and student submissions. The winners, featured below, were divided into Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Student Awards of Excellence, and the inaugural Photo Award of Excellence.

Award of Excellence

Windermere Fire Station 31 / gh3* with S2 Architecture

Windermere Fire Station 31 / gh3* with S2 Architecture. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Windermere Fire Station 31 / gh3* with S2 Architecture. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects

Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

The Octagon / Ja Architecture Studio

The Octagon / Ja Architecture Studio. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine The Octagon / Ja Architecture Studio. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

The Arbour / Moriyama Teshima Architects with Acton Ostry Architects Inc. Associated Architects

The Arbour / Moriyama Teshima Architects with Acton Ostry Architects Inc. Associated Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine The Arbour / Moriyama Teshima Architects with Acton Ostry Architects Inc. Associated Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

New Paddock – F1 Grand Prix du Canada / Les Architects FABG

New Paddock – F1 Grand Prix du Canada / Les Architects FABG. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine New Paddock – F1 Grand Prix du Canada / Les Architects FABG. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy / Consortium Saucier+Perrotte with GLCRM Architectes

Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy / Consortium Saucier+Perrotte with GLCRM Architectes. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy / Consortium Saucier+Perrotte with GLCRM Architectes. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Škola Smíchov / Office Ou

Škola Smíchov / Office Ou. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Škola Smíchov / Office Ou. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Award of Merit

James Avenue Pumping Station / 5468796 Architecture

International Estonian Centre / Kongats Architects

International Estonian Centre / Kongats Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine International Estonian Centre / Kongats Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Aménagement du musée et du dôme de la basilique de l’oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mount-Royal / Atelier TAG and Architecture49 in consortium

Aménagement du musée et du dôme de la basilique de l’oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mount-Royal / Atelier TAG and Architecture49 in consortium. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Aménagement du musée et du dôme de la basilique de l’oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mount-Royal / Atelier TAG and Architecture49 in consortium. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Insectarium de Montréal / Kuehn Malvezzi, Pelletier de Fontenay, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte with Atelier le Balto

Insectarium de Montréal / Kuehn Malvezzi, Pelletier de Fontenay, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte with Atelier le Balto . Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Insectarium de Montréal / Kuehn Malvezzi, Pelletier de Fontenay, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte with Atelier le Balto . Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Student Award of Excellence

Engaging the Post-Industrial Frontier / Joshua Nieves, Dalhousie University

Engaging the Post-Industrial Frontier / Joshua Nieves, Dalhousie University. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Engaging the Post-Industrial Frontier / Joshua Nieves, Dalhousie University. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Northern Cloud / Mark Melnichuk, McGill University

Northern Cloud / Mark Melnichuk, McGill University. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Northern Cloud / Mark Melnichuk, McGill University. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Photo Award of Excellence

Reflecting Architecture: Parq Vancouver / Ema Peter Photography

This year’s jury comprised Ted Watson, MRAIC, a partner at Toronto-based MJMA, Monica Adair, MRAIC, a co-founder and principal of Saint John, New Brunswick-based Acre Architects, and David Penner, FRAIC, founder and principal of David Penner Architect in Winnipeg.

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