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Governor General's Medals in Architecture
2012 Recipients

"The recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture have distinguished themselves as visionary Canadian architects. They have designed spaces where communities are forged, memories are enshrined and identity is created in built form. Few architects are able to realize their philosophies so fully in practice and in such diversity of project type and geography."

His Excellency the Right Honourable
David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.

This program, created by the RAIC, contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture,
and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society. These awards are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners.




5468796 Architecture Inc. (Winnipeg, MB)

Lead design architects:
Johanna Hurme
Sasa Radulovic
Colin Neufeld
Ken Borton

Cliff House


MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (Halifax, NS)

Lead design architect:
Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC

College of New Caledonia – Technical Trades Centre – Quesnel


Lead design architect:
Steve McFarlane, FRAIC
Formerly of mcfarlane green biggar ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, Now of office of mcfarlane biggar ARCHITECTS + DESIGNERS inc
(North Vancouver, BC)

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Architecture of Peace
and Plurality


Maki and Associates | Moriyama & Teshima Architects
(Toronto, ON)

Lead design architects:
Ted Teshima, FRAIC,
Diarmuid Nash, FRAIC
Fumihiko Maki
Gary Kamemoto

The Integral House


Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc. (Toronto, ON)

Lead design architects:
Brigitte Shim, FRAIC
Howard Sutcliffe, FRAIC

Linear House


Patkau Architects Inc (Vancouver, BC)

Lead design architect:
John Patkau, FRAIC

Mission Kitcisakik


Architectes de l’Urgence du Canada (Montréal, QC)

Lead design architect:
Guillaume Lévesque, MRAIC

The Mississauga Public Library Project


RDH Architects Inc (Toronto, ON)

Lead design architect:
Tyler Sharp, MRAIC

Newmarket Operations Centre


RDH Architects Inc (Toronto, ON)

Lead design architect:
Geoff Miller

Quartier des spectacles | Place des festivals + vitrines habitées


Daoust Lestage inc. architecture design urbain
(Montréal, QC)

Lead design architects:
Renée Daoust, FIRAC
Réal Lestage

Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex


Kongats Architects (Toronto, ON)

Lead design architect:
Alar Kongats, MRAIC

Vaughan City Hall


Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (Toronto, ON)

Lead design architect:
Bruce Kuwabara, FRAIC

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