RAIC Announces 12 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

 John Hill
8. May 2018
Casey House by Hariri Pontarini Architects (Photo: Hariri Pontarini Architects)
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts have announced the recipients of the biennial Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, which "celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects."
RAIC President Michael Cox said in a statement: "The recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s Medal’s in Architecture demonstrate excellence of design and diversity of purpose. In each project, it’s clear that the site is important, with the architects drawing inspiration from cultural and natural history." Furthermore, he's "delighted to see that two of the projects are by Gilles Saucier and André Perrotte who are also this year’s recipients of the RAIC Gold Medal."
The jury, which "considers elements such as conceptual clarity, compatibility with the site, detailing, innovation and uniqueness, and sustainable design," was made up of:
  • David T. Fortin, Architect and Director, Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture 
  • Adele Weder, Editor 2017-18, Canadian Architect magazine
  • Andrew Frontini, Design Director, Principal Perkins + Will
  • Andrea Wolff, Founding Partner, ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski Architects
  • Róisín Heneghan; Founding Partner, Heneghan Peng Architects
The awards will be presented during a ceremony in Ottawa in the fall.
Borden Park Pavilion by gh3 (Photo: Raymond Chow/gh3)
  • Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC, Patkau Architects
  • Borden Park Pavilion, Edmonton, AB, gh3
  • Casey House, Toronto, ON, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent by Saucier+Perrotte Architectes and HCMA (Photo: Olivier Blouin)
  • Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Saucier+Perrotte Architectes and HCMA
  • Fort McMurray International Airport, Fort McMurray, AB, Office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers
  • Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto, ON, a joint venture between Patkau Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects
Two Hulls House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (Photo: James Brittain)
  • Maison de la littérature, Quebec City, QC, Chevalier Morales Architectes
  • Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, Montreal, QC, Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes
  • Parallelogram House, East St. Paul, MB, 5468796 Architecture

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