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 awards program includes the AIA Canada Student Architecture Awards consisting of a total scholarship of US $2,000 to celebrate students and recent graduates who have proven their dedication to the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Planning, Landscape and Urban Design. The student scholarship award is possible thanks to the joint scholarship program between AIA Canada and the American Institute of Architects. Winners will be published in the AIA Canada Society’s Journal, within the pages of Canadian Architect. Two winners will be selected to participate in the 2023 AIA International Awards Program (AIAI).
The 2022 awards invited entries in the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Special Projects, Urban Design, Community Engaged Design, Open International, Unbuilt, and Student.
AIA Canada Society announced the winners at its 4th Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2022.
The jurors were two distinguished architects: Jennifer Luce FAIA, Principal Architect of Luce et studio in La Jolla, California and Pierre Baillargeon, Managing Director of Mixity Studio in London, England.
Jennifer Luce FAIA, Principal Architect, Luce et studio
Over three decades in Southern California, Jennifer Luce, FAIA has developed her multi-disciplinary architectural practice, LUCE et studio. The firm has most recently focused on the work on behalf of civic and arts institutions, creatives’ workspace, residential design in the urban and rural contexts. A passion for the arts has led to numerous collaborations with primarily international female artists.
A Canadian-born and trained architect, Jennifer began her career winning an international design competition for the Center for Innovative Technology, Washington DC, shortly after graduating from Carleton University, Ottawa (1985). The CIT project became the first smart building in the US, executed as a partnership between Virginia Academic Institutions and the Virginia State Government.
Pierre Baillargeon AIA, Managing Director, Mixity Studio
Pierre Baillargeon is an internationally renowned architect with over thirty years of experience in the design and delivery of major developments world-wide. As an industry leader in architecture, city regeneration and real estate, he has a reputation for innovation and delivering excellence in terms of design and value for commercial, institutional and government clients.
In 2007, Pierre established Mixity in London to build a diverse studio based design expertise which promotes and delivers a design process founded on the belief that true innovation grows from a focus on the global experience, sustainability and working in collaboration.
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STUDENT – FIRST PLACE AND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
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STUDENT – SECOND PLACE
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STUDENT – THIRD PLACE
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