The Waterdown Library and Civic Centre has won a prestigious International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum and the European Centre for Architecture. The awards celebration will take place in Athens, in combination with the opening of an awards exhibition that will travel to multiple destinations around the world.
Aiming to raise the bar for the operations centre typology, Brampton’s Williams Parkway Operations Centre recently received two awards: a 2017 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award, and a 2016 Brampton Urban Design Institutional Building Award of Merit. The following are the Jury’s comments from the OAA Awards:
“This could heave easily been a very anonymous building, but the architect has turned it into something very positive. The project had a very strong exterior expression –so strong in fact, that when one of the jury members drove by, he pulled over, stopped and checked out the building. It is simple and bold.”
The recently completed Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is the subject of a lengthy review by Globe and Mail architecture critic, Alex Bozikovic, who wrote positively of the library noting that it "brings together an elegant metaphor and accessibility with a sense of place – and shows how excellent art can emerge from constraints."
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Our studio has moved to 213 Sterling Road. Proud to be part of Toronto's rapidly changing Lower Junction neighborhood, we occupy a newly refurbished early 20th century factory building alongside galleries, workshops, design offices and even a crossfit gym. We will soon be joined on Sterling Road by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), which will move into the Tower Automotive Building across the street in 2017.
The most recently-completed of our growing portfolio of municipal operations centres is the subject of a feature article in the August issue of Canadian Architect. Author Hadani Ditmars writes that the project's "elegant yet unassuming design goes beyond the purely functional, effectively offering a new civic landmark for the burgeoning community."
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