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Governor General's Medals in Architecture — 2016 Recipients

"The recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture have distinguished themselves as visionary Canadian architects. They have designed spaces where communities are forged, memories are enshrined and identity is created in built form. Few architects are able to realize their philosophies so fully in practice and in such diversity of project type and geography."


His Excellency the Right Honourable
David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.

This program, created by the RAIC, contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society. These awards are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners.

Recipient(s) Lead design architect(s)
Amphithéâtre Cogeco

Paul Laurendeau

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BC Passive House Factory

John Hemsworth, MRAIC

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Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Michael Moxam, FRAIC
Bruce Kuwabara, FRAIC
Rodel Misa
Greg Colucci, MRAIC

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Glacier Skywalk

Jeremy Sturgess, FRAIC

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Halifax Central Library

George Cotaras, FRAIC
Morten Schmidt, MAA/ARB/RIBA/AIA

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Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization

Chris Pommer (PLANT Architect Inc.)
Andrew Frontini (Perkins+Will)

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Regent Park Aquatic Centre

J. David Miller, MRAIC

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Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

Michael Green, FRAIC

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The Head Office of Caisse Desjardins de Lévis

Anne Carrier, FIRAC
Vadim Siegel

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University of Manitoba ARTlab

John Patkau, FRAIC
Patricia Patkau, FRAIC
Greg Boothroyd, MRAIC

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Wong Dai Sin Temple

Brigitte Shim, FRAIC
Howard Sutcliffe, FRAIC

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Wood Innovation and Design Centre

Michael Green, FRAIC

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