Our 2023 Jury
Over the last 17 years, Roxanne Gauthier has delivered multiple projects in Nunavik and Nunavut (Northern Canada) where she has shown her skills in logistical planning and building consensus with multiple stakeholders. Her architectural projects are characterized by their compact designs, robust construction and their response to local cultural patterns. Built to last, they are inherently sustainable. Three projects that showcase her capacities in design and project management include the Iqaluit Day Care Centre, NU; the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Workshop, Cape Dorset (Kinngait), NU and Inukjuak Community Centre, Nunavik, QC. Under her leadership, EVOQ is the first architectural firm to achieve ECORESPONSIBLE™ LEVEL 2 Certification from the Conseil des industries durables for its Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto offices. Roxanne is a graduate of the McGill University School of Architecture, and a LEED Green Associate.
Celebrating 20 years as a LEED AP BD+C and over 37 years as an architect, Kendall Taylor has built his practice with a focus on a pathway towards a sustainable future. He has developed an in-depth understanding of green buildings and is responsible for many innovative design solutions throughout the Atlantic region. Over the past three years his firm has won two national, three regional and one local award for the Anne of Green Gables Visitors Centre which is pursuing LEED Gold.
Vedran Škopac is an internationally recognized architectural designer known for his leadership, team support, innovation, and execution of projects with regional impact. After completing his architectural training in Zagreb, Vedran worked as an architect in a globally-acclaimed studio where he gained experience in designing projects in China and Croatia. He joined Reimagine Architects in 2010 where he became Principal in 2019. Vedran’s most recognisable designs delivered in Canada include Eastgate Offices, priMED Mosaic Centre, Red Deer Polytechnic Student Residence, Northern Lakes College High Prairie Campus, Muttart Urban District Design, and Concordia University of Edmonton New Academic Building. The key characteristic of Vedran’s work is to cultivate greater environmental and social sustainability by creating a shift in architectural typologies, and making spaces that support inhabitants’ mental health and well-being.