The three finalists include:
- Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves Jones;
- DIALOG + Acre Architects; and
- KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada [NWAC]), Public Work, and Transsolar.
These teams were selected from 46 applications, which came in from many corners of the globe. When evaluating the submissions, the review committee considered each team’s vision for the new art gallery, their demonstrated team experience and qualifications of key personnel, and the team’s approach to the project.
Final conceptual designs will be due in September and will be available for public viewing and engagement before the winning team is selected by a qualified jury of professionals. The new art gallery will provide access to art, culture, world-class exhibitions, events, and programming for all Nova Scotians and visitors to the province.