2021 Design Awards Winners

The AIA Canada Awards program runs annually each fall to recognize best practices, innovative thinking, and design excellence in the work of AIA Canada members and future design professionals—the latter through a student category and $1,000 scholarship. The two top winners will go on to participate at no cost in the AIA International Awards Program for 2022, whose winning projects will be displayed at the AIA National Convention.

The 2021 awards cycle invited entries in the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design, and Unbuilt Projects. The jury was chaired by James Wright, FAIA, 2016-2017 AIA International President and included two other distinguished architects: Tolya Stonorov, AIA, Associate Director of Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art and Associate Professor of Architecture, and Barry Johns, Architect, AAA, FRAIC, Hon.FAIA, RCA, LEED AP, 2011-2017 Chancellor of the College of Fellows, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and 2015-2019 Director of Practice, Alberta Association of Architects.

AIA Canada Society hosted a webinar 10 February 2022 to reveal the winning entries:


Photo credit: Casey Dunn

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock, Texas: Diamond Schmitt (Design Architect) with Parkhill (Architect of Record) and MWM Architects (Associate Architect)

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Sherwood Community Centre, Milton, Ontario: MJMA Architecture & Design


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Centennial College Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, Toronto, Ontario: MJMA Architecture & Design + Stantec 

Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography

Interior Architecture
Central Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, British Columbia: Henriquez Partners Architects


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Simon Fraser University Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia: Perkins&Will 

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SoLo, Soo Valley, British Columbia: Perkins&Will 

Photo credit: Tandem Studios

Urban Design
Mirvish Village, Toronto, Ontario: Henriquez Partners Architects (Design Architect) with Diamond Schmitt Architects (Architect of Record)


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Prototype Infill Station: Perkins&Will