Awards of Excellence
This award is for an individual who has contributed to the elevation of architecture in the public realm by means other than the practice of architecture. The award is to recognize the long-term commitment to and support for the profession of architecture in Canada, at the national, regional or local level.
This award, which was established in 1953, is awarded to a Canadian artist/resident for recognition of outstanding creative achievement in the arts in any medium which are allied to architecture; for example, mural paintings, sculpture, decoration, stained glass, industrial design, etc. Selection of the Allied Arts Medalist is made by a jury appointed by the Architecture Canada Awards Committee.
This award is to recognize outstanding achievements of high-performance architecture in Canada for buildings that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live, work and play. The award recognizes building designs and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and on occupants, or provide for regeneration, in five broad areas:
This award is open to built works - either new construction or renovations - completed after January 1, 2006.
This award recognizes excellence in architectural innovation, including the research and development and the applied use of new technology; unique adaptation of existing technology; new project delivery methods; new design processes; new details; or the development of new methods related to the construction process.
Innovations cover a wide range of architectural endeavors including, but not limited to Management, Project Delivery, Energy, or Building Envelope. The award is intended to recognize skill and innovation in technology and project delivery rather than the art of architecture.
Architecture Canada | RAIC members value media coverage on Architecture, Architectural events and Architectural milestones. This award recognizes a book, a unique story, article, radio or television piece for its contribution to the wide-spread dissemination of Architectural values and ideas.