OAA announces 2024 Design Excellence Awards finalists

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has named the 20 Finalists for its 2024 Design Excellence Awards.

The finalists were selected from 100 eligible submissions and judged on criteria such as creativity, context, sustainability, good design/good business, and legacy, the OAA says in a statement.

Submissions also required disclosure of Energy Use Intensity (EUI) metrics, reflecting the OAA’s dedication to advance climate action in the public’s interest and ensuring sustainable, resilient design remains a critical aspect of every successful project.

The 10 winners will be announced in early April and honoured at the 2024 OAA Conference in Niagara Falls in May.

In addition to the Design Excellence Awards, the OAA will also announce the 2024 recipients of the biennial Best Emerging Practice, Medal of Service, and Lifetime Design Achievement Award, as well as the new inductees for the Honor Roll, which posthumously acknowledges the impact of members of the profession.

Here are the finalists:

  • 8 Spadina at the Well (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation (St. Peter’s Bay, Prince Edward Island)
  • Centennial College A-Building Expansion (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Center for Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park (Mississauga, Ontario)
  • David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center (New York City, New York)
  • Drake Hotel Modern Wing (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Harrison McCain Pavilion at Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, New Brunswick)
  • Historians’ Library (Cambridge, Ontario)
  • House in High Park (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Lawrence Orton Early Learning & Child Care Centre (Toronto, Ontario)
  • The Leaf at Assiniboine Park (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • Manitou a bi Bii daziigae (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • Neil Campbell Rowing Centre (St. Catherines, Ontario)
  • Ontario Court of Justice Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Place des Arts (Greater Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Toronto Public Library–Albert Campbell Branch (Scarborough, Ontario)
  • University of Toronto Schools (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Virgin Vineyard House (North Hatley, Quebec)
  • Whistling Wind Island (Pointe au Baril, Ontario)

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