The 2018 Winning projects
Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award – Architect DIALOG
Jury comments: This is a beautiful solution for a building type that has traditionally been tucked away from public view. The elegant way in which the building reveals its inner workings makes it not only a striking piece of architecture, but an important didactic tool for the University of British Columbia.
Normand Deschênes [centre] of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural presents the Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award for the UBC Campus Energy Centre to Charles Marshall [left] and Raul Dominquez of DIALOG. Photo: Vuk Dragojevic.
BROCK COMMONS TALLWOOD HOUSE
Residential [Large] Award
Architect Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Jury comments: We were impressed by the waste reduction that resulted from factory prefabrication, the speed of construction, the technical innovation, the holistic approach to sustainability – including carbon sequestration and life cycle issues. This is a building many people can learn from.
LANGARA COLLEGE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BUILDING Vancouver, BC
Institutional [Large] Award
Architects Teeple Architects Inc. Associate Architect Proscenium Architecture + Interiors
Jury comments: This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.
SABMag editor Don Griffith [second from right], representing National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, presents the Institutional [Large] Award for the Langara College Science & Technology Building to [l to r] Wes Wilson, Tomer Diamant, Mahsa Majidian, and Aidan Mitchelmore of Teeple Architects. Additional Project Team members were : Stephen Teeple, Kori Chan, Eric Boelling, Ron Clay, Ben Plasche, Richard Lam, Kathy Chan, Ryan Yapyuco, Suzan Ibrahim, Sarah Martos, Sean Kennedy, Avery Guthrie, and Gloria Perez.
HARVEY WOODS LOFTS
Existing Building Upgrade Award
Architect Invizij Architects Inc.
Jury comments: The retention and rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly in the centre of small cities such as this, addresses sustainability issues of embodied energy as well as social and cultural continuity. We were impressed by how an atrium was created within the existing building as a community space, and by the improvements in energy performance – particularly in the context of a large social housing project.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY BUILDING Scarborough, ON
Institutional [Large] Award
Architect Diamond Schmitt Architects
Jury comments: This building has a particularly innovative approach to solar shading, creating a dynamic façade and animating interior spaces. This approach carries through to the other environmental systems which are exposed to view, not simply to celebrate the technology, but to monitor performance, facilitate research and identify potential improvements.
L to r: Andrew Arifuzzaman of the University of Toronto Scarborough, and Nigel Tai and John Featherstone, both of Diamond Schmitt Architects, receive the Institutional [Large] Award from SABMag editor Don Griffith, representing National Sponsor the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute. Photo: Vuk Dragojevic.
OKANAGAN COLLEGE CHILD CARE CENTRE
Institutional [Small] Award
Architect Landform Architecture
Jury comments: As a structure designed to the rigorous Passive House standard, this building is notable for the beauty and simplicity of its environmental systems. The building relies mostly on local materials and very economical passive design strategies, yet also addresses cross-cultural issues and creates a symbolic new gateway to the college campus.
ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE HEADQUARTERS
Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award
Architect Solterre Design
Jury comments: The fact the community was actively engaged in this project speaks to the often-overlooked issue of social and cultural sustainability. As such, it provides a reminder that successful community architecture is as much about process as it is about the final product. The energy performance and the creative use of salvaged materials were particularly impressive.
Normand Deschênes [second left] of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural presents the Commercial/Industrial [Small] Award for the Ecology Action Centre Headquarters to [l to r] : Jordan Willett of Solterre Design, Maggy Burns of the Ecology Action Centre [Managing Director Emeritus], Emma Norton of the Ecology Action Centre, and Patrick Jardine of Tekton Design + Build.
CENTRE DE DÉCOUVERTE
Institutional [Small] Award
Architect Smith Vigeant Architectes
Jury comments: This building was notable for its strong focus on sustainable strategies, implemented in a most elegant and beautifully detailed way. The use of natural ventilation and daylighting was particularly innovative. We also appreciated the multiple ways in which local wood was used.
L to r: Normand Deschênes [left] of National Sponsor Masonite Architectural presents the Institutional [Small] Award for the Centre de découverte to Daniel Smith of Smith Vigeant Architectes. Photo: Vuk Dragojevic.
ONE YORK STREET
Commercial/Industrial [Large] Award
Architect Sweeny & Co Architects Inc.
Jury comments: We were impressed that this tower incorporated so many innovative sustainable features, whether or not they would achieve credits on a check list. Things like individualized climate controls for office workers, and a public park rather than simply amenity space for building occupants, were notable examples of this approach.
L to r : Rebecca Mallinson [third left] of Category Sponsor Enbridge presents the Commercial/Industrial [Large] Award for the One York Tower to [l to r] : Phil Bastow of The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Alan Murphy of Green Reason, and John Gillanders, Dermot Sweeny, David Copeland, and Peter Kurkjia, all of Sweeny &Co Architects Inc. Photo: Vuk Dragojevic.