2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

The 2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence is an annual awards program open to all architects registered in Canada and to Canadian architectural graduates for buildings designed in Canada and abroad. Foreign architects are permitted to submit, provided they have partnered with a Canadian-registered architect.

Project submissions must be received by 5:00pm EST on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Projects must be in the design stage, scheduled for construction or under construction but not substantially complete by September 12, 2013. All projects must be commissioned by a client with the intention to build the submitted proposal. All building types and concisely presented urban design schemes are eligible. Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors will consider the scheme’s response to the client’s program, site, and geographic and social context. They will evaluate its physical organization, form, structure, materials and environmental features.

The jury has yet to be finalized.

For more information and to download the entry form, please visit
2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence Entry Form.

The entry form is also available in the July 2013 and August 2013 print editions of
Canadian Architect.

To view the winners of the 2012 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, please visit http://awards.canadianarchitect.com.

How do You Fit a New School in Downtown Vancouver?

By Francis Bula, Globe and Mail
July 26, 2013

Jennifer Ball and her three-year-old, Zoe, walk through the paved lot next to their home, hopeful but anxious. This lot is going to be the home of Zoe’s future school, if all goes well – the first hyper-urban school Vancouver has ever built, four storeys high, shoehorned in next to the condo tower where the Balls live and across the street from the arena that is home to Canucks games. More …