Medals presented by governor general for architecture, landscaping

Old Post Office Cambridge
Old Post Office Cambridge

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Governor General Mary Simon presented Canada’s top architecture and landscape architecture honours at a ceremony Jan. 24 at Rideau Hall, recognizing projects and individuals from across the country.

“Architecture, including landscape architecture, not only shapes our land, but also helps shape our story. Whether a house or a cottage, a school or a theatre, a neighbourhood or a community, architecture tells us who we are and who we want to be. It does so through unique designs, lush gardens and contemplative spaces,” Simon said at the presentation ceremony.

“Architecture also has a role to play in reconciliation by respecting the land, consulting with Indigenous communities and incorporating Indigenous knowledge, design, techniques and culture.”

This year’s winners:

  • Reception Pavilion of the Quebec National Assembly (Quebec City) – GLCRM Architectes
  • Cherry Street stormwater management structureCherry Street Stormwater Facility – gh3* (Toronto) – R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
  • Forest Pavilion (Winnipeg) – Public City Architecture Inc.
  • The Idea Exchange Old Post Office (Cambridge, Ont.) – RDH Architects (RDHA)
  • The Brearley School (New York City) – KPMB Architects
  • Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building & Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) – KPMB Architects
  • Tom Patterson Theatre
    Tom Patterson Theatre

    Tom Patterson Theatre (Stratford) – Hariri Pontarini Architects

  • Village at the End of the World (Nova Scotia) – MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd.
  • Point William Cottage (Muskoka, Ont.) – Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
  • 60 80 Atlantic ave
    60 80 Atlantic Ave.

    60_80 Atlantic Avenue (Toronto) – BDP Quadrangle

  • Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (Vancouver) – Formline Architecture
  • Les Rochers (Bassin, Que.) – la Shed Architecture

“You have added great richness to our country and to places abroad, using sustainable techniques and materials. You respect the natural world and our history,” Simon said. “With these builds, and throughout your careers, you have created wonders, and I have no doubt you will keep us amazed in the future.


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