The Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) has unveiled the winners of its awards of excellence for 2023. Eleven Quebec projects were recognized, with two Grand Prix d’excellence awards this year: one for the Insectarium de Montréal Metamorphosis, and the other for renovations to the Centre culturel Desjardins in Joliette.
British Columbia’s zero-carbon buildings community recently recognized a group of properties demonstrative of leadership in producing minimal carbon pollution from their component materials and during their construction.
The U.S.-based Brick Industry Association’s (BIA’s) 2022 Brick in Architecture Awards have honoured the Drake Hotel’s Modern Wing in Toronto. Earning silver designation in the commercial category, it is among 45 other winning projects from the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, and Germany.
The expansion of Conestoga College’s North Campus has added a four-storey structure to University Avenue in Waterloo, Ontario, acting as a gateway to passersby and showcasing the school’s culinary and hospitality program.
Six Canadian firms are among the finalists of the CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy Awards, held every two years to recognize gypsum design skills of North American drywall and finishing contractors, in the categories, drywall design, installation, sustainability, and craftsmanship.
Two of Canada’s architectural projects, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Auditorium in Montreal and Havergal College Upper School in Toronto, are selected among the 11 winners in North America for their innovative use of copper.
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