RDHA and OMA New York working together on FitzGerald Building Revitalization

RDHA and OMA New York have recently started working together on the FitzGerald Building Revitalization project on the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. The historic FitzGerald Building, built in 1927 and designated under the Heritage Act, is in a prominent location at 150 College Street just west of University Avenue and Queens Park, between the Terrance Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

This exciting and challenging project involves the complete renovation of the outdated laboratory / research facility into an inviting, high-performance office environment to be used primarily for the Office of the President and the University’s Central Administration. The building is to serve as an exemplar example of adaptive re-use and will include new mechanical and electrical systems as well as new controls technologies that emphasize sustainability and energy management advancements.

Bob Goyeche juries inaugural Maritime Design Awards

RDHA principal Bob Goyeche was pleased to be invited to jury the inaugural 2018 Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards, a tri-provincial event of the Architects' Association of Prince Edward Island (AAPEI), the Architects' Association of New Brunswick (AANB) and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA). Bob was joined on the jury by John Stephenson, current OAA President and Partner of Form Architecture Engineering, and Brian D. Kucharski, Gilead Place Investments. The winners will be announced at the President’s Dinner and Awards Gala being held in conjunction with the RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture in Saint John, New Brunswick May 30-June 2.

 

RDHA recipient of RAIC 2018 Architectural Firm Award

In the RAIC 2018 Architectural Firm Award media release issued today, the distinguished five-member selection jury recognized RDHA for the “remarkable consistency throughout the last 10 to 15 years of work by a younger generation of designers that have taken over the firm and kept the lineage and re-established themselves as a leading designing firm in Toronto.”

The jury went on to say, “For the successors to rebuild the firm and reputation and deliver a fresh portfolio of completed projects, is exceptionally difficult,” noting that many firms in Canada are currently in transition, some bought out or consolidated.

On behalf of the firm RDHA Managing Principal Bob Goyeche said, “We are truly delighted to accept this prestigious award which validates our commitment to the creation of clear, sustainable, and progressive public architecture. We thank all of the dedicated and talented colleagues who have been essential to our ongoing evolution.”

The award will be presented at the RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick from May 30 to June 2.