Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

National Urban Design Awards — Past Recipients

Urban design and architectural excellence play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, wish to promote public and private awareness of that role. For this reason, an Urban Design Awards program has been established to recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to the quality of life in our Canadian cities and their sustainability.

2016
Certificate of Merit
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Gore Pedestrianization Initiative: Veterans’ Place Community Initiatives

The MBTW Group

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Queen Richmond Centre West Urban Architecture

Sweeny&Co Architects Inc.

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University of Ottawa Campus Master Plan Urban Design Plans

Urban Strategies Inc.

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Limoilou dans la rue Urban Fragments

Groupe A / Annexe U

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Lansdowne Park Civic Design Projects

PFS Studio

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Quartier des spectacles Urban Fragments

Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles

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Special Jury Award
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Kinsmen Park Small or Medium Community Urban Design

space2place design inc.

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St. Patrick's Island Park Sustainable Development

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

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Award Recipient
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Technopôle Angus - Phase II Urban Design Plans

Provencher_Roy

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Impose Student Projects

Brad Comis, Sebastien Sauve-Hoover, Danielle Soneff of Threshold Art and Design working with Jesse Sherburne.

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Entre les Rangs Urban Fragments

Kanva

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Regenerating Rossdale Student Projects

Michael Zabinski, Designer

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Impulse Urban Fragments

Lateral Office / CS Design

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Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Civic Design Projects

PLANT Architect Inc. | Perkins + Will Canada in Joint Venture, with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architecture and Adrian Blackwell Urban Projects

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The Bench Project Community Initiatives

Developers: anonymous
Designers: anonymous

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Union Street EcoHeritage Urban Architecture

SHAPE Architecture Inc.

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2010
Certificate of Merit
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Life Sciences Complex, McGill University Urban Architecture

Diamond and Schmitt Architects, Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes, Architects in Joint Venture

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Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning Urban Architecture

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects

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Spadina WaveDeck Civic Design Projects

WEST 8 + DTAH Joint Venture

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The RiverWalk Master Plan Urban Design Plans

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

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Award Recipient
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Ottawa Children's Garden Community Initiatives

Sustainable Living Ottawa East and the Community of Old Ottawa East

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Transformation of the Bonaventure Expressway at the Montreal Downtown Gateway Urban Design Plans

Groupe Cardinal Hardy collaboration: Urban Soland : paysages urbains and Société du Havre de Montréal

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Manitoba Hydro Place Urban Architecture

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Smith Carter Architects & Engineers, Transsolar KlimaEngineering

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City_Program: Hybrid Area Student Projects

Virginie Pontbriand, Anik Malderis and Alexandre Guilbeault

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Capital Health Centre Urban Fragments

Dub Architects Ltd.

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Waterloo Public Square Civic Design Projects

GSP Group Inc.

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Special Jury Award
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Tower Renewal Opportunities Book Sustainable Development

E.R.A. Architects Inc. and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, Project lead Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects Inc.

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HRMbyDesign Small or Medium Community Urban Design

The Downtown Halifax Plan, Heritage and Design Department, Halifax Regional Municipality

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2014
Certificate of Merit
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Revitalization of Victoria Park Subway Station Civic Design Projects

TTC – Concept Design, SGA/IBI Architects – Details Design / Project Architect, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect – Landscape, Green Roof, Brown + Storey Architects Inc. – Urban Design, Aniko Maszaros – Public Artist, Owner/Client – Toronto Transit CommissionUrban Architecture 

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Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing Urban Fragments

PLANT Architect Inc.

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Ryerson Image Centre and School of Image Arts Urban Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Place Pierre Boucher and Platon Park Civic Design Projects

Urbanex division of Roche Ltd.

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11 Division - Toronto Police Service Urban Architecture

Stantec Architecture, E.R.A. (Heritage Architecture)
gh3 (Landscape Architecture)

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Market Square Civic Design Projects

Janet Rosenberg + Studio Inc.

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Central Transit Corridor - Community Building Strategy Urban Design Plans

Urban Strategies Inc.

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The Landscape of Memory: Poppy Plaza Civic Design Projects

The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc.

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NCC Rideau Canal Skateway Chalets Urban Fragments

CSV Architects

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Award Recipient
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Westminster Pier Park Civic Design Projects

PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.

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Jiigew [By the Water] Urban Fragments

Brook McIlroy Architects / SPMB

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University of Winnipeg Students' Association bikeLAB Community Initiatives

Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Inc.

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Collaborative Exercise 2013: An Architecture of Civility Student Projects

Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science, George T. Kapelos, FRAIC, MCIP, Coordinator

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Claire & Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art Urban Architecture

Provencher_Roy

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Blatchford Redevelopment Masterplan Urban Design Plans

Perkins+Will Canada

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Special Jury Award
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Evergreen Brick Works Sustainable Development

DTAH Architects Ltd.

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City of Nanaimo Downtown Urban Design Manual and Guidelines Small or Medium Community Urban Design

D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

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2012
Award Recipient
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
ESPA 2010 Mural Project (aka "Transition" Mural Project) Urban Fragments

Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA)

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Gathering Circle Urban Fragments

Brook McIlroy and Ryan Gorrie

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Feed Toronto: Growing the Hydrofields Student Projects

Drew Adams / Fadi Masoud / Karen May / Denise Pinto / Jameson Skaife
University of Toronto

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North Vancouver City Library Urban Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects and CEI Architecture Planning Interiors, in joint venture

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Canada's Sugar Beach Civic Design Projects

Claude Cormier + Associés and Waterfront Toronto, with The Planning Partnership

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East Village Master Plan Urban Design Plans

Broadway Malyan, with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

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Certificate of Merit
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Elm Street Four Unit Infill Urban Architecture

Jason C. Flynn Architect Inc.

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One Cole, Regent Park, Toronto Urban Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects, with Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc., NAK Design Strategies

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Garden City Play Environment, City of Richmond Civic Design Projects

space2place design inc., with POD Design

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Toronto Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study Urban Design Plans

Brook McIlroy and the City of Toronto, with ERA Architects, Quadrangle Architects, Urban Marketing Collaborative

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West Toronto Railpath Civic Design Projects

Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. (Prime)
Brown and Storey Architects Inc.

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YVR Vancouver International Airport Urban Design Plans

Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc.

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Loose Change Student Projects

(Rico) Chun Fung Law, Anne-Marie Desmeules, Aisha Sheikh
McGill University

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Special Jury Award
Recipient(s) Award Category Firm(s)
Sherbourne Common Sustainable Development

Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and Waterfront Toronto, with The Planning Partnership

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Marché Lionel Daunais Small or Medium Community Urban Design

Sylvie Perrault architectes / Atelier Urban Face Inc.

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