OAA seeks diversity in 2015 awards submissions

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Ottawa Construction News staff writer

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has invited entries for the 2015 OAA Awards. “The awards highlight the best in architectural design and innovation by Ontario architects, recognizing both emerging talent in the industry as well as some of the province’s most established architectural firms,” the OAA says in a statement.

This year, the OAA is emphasizing the importance of submitting multi-unit residential and mixed-use projects, including condominium buildings, within the nominations.

“As populations continue to grow and shift back towards urban centres, architects will need to present creative residential structures that promote density and accommodate mixed-uses while engaging within their given context and environment,” says OAA president Bill Birdsell. “It’s important to recognize the architects that are designing exceptional and diverse expressions of our modern lifestyle.”

As well this year, the OAA is emphasizing that anyone, from members of the public, to industry partners, as well as architecture firms, can nominate a deserving project on behalf of the architect.

The submissions deadline is Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Award recipients will be honoured at the Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony at the 2015 OAA Annual Conference in Hamilton, taking place between May 6 to 8.

Submission categories include:

  • Best Emerging Practice
  • Design Excellence
  • Sustainable Design Excellence
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award
  • Randy Roberts Service Award
  • Concepts
  • Honour Roll
  • Landmark Designation
  • Best Emerging Practice
  • Design Excellence
  • Sustainable Design Excellence
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award
  • Randy Roberts Service Award
  • Concepts
  • Honour Roll
  • Landmark Designation
  • Lifetime Design Achievement
  • Order of da Vinci
  • People’s Choice

Full category details, information on past awards, and eligibility criteria, can be found on the OAA’s website.

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