2016 Recipients

Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture

Recognizing excellence in built architectural projects completed within the past seven years and led by a B.C.-registered architect.

Medal Level (2)

AIBC-Awards-Medal1_low-resTelus Garden

Firm: Henriquez Partners Architects, Urban Designers
Lead Design Architect: Peter Lawrence Wood Architect AIBC MRAIC
The TELUS Garden Office Tower is part of a development transforming an entire city block of downtown Vancouver into a vibrant, sustainable and complete community.

AIBC-Awards-Medal2_low-resGuildford Aquatic Centre

Firm: Bing Thom Architects Inc. in association with Shape Architecture Inc.
Lead Design Architect: Bing Thom Architect AIBC CM FRAIC AIA LLD
The City of Surrey’s Guildford Aquatic Centre is a 75,000 sq. ft. expansion to the existing Guildford Recreation Centre. The new Aquatic Centre is a recreation and therapeutic aquatic destination, providing training opportunities for swimming, water polo, and other aquatic sports as well as the capacity to host competitive swimming events. The unique architectural and urban design features of the Aquatic Centre provide the community of Guildford with a world class facility and a landmark building.

Merit Level (7)

AIBC-Awards-Merit4_low-resYork House Senior School

Firm: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Lead Design Architects: Mark Ostry Architect AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC and Russell Acton Architect AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
Founded in 1932, York House is a leading independent all-girls K-12 day school with a campus that occupies an entire block in the heart of the Shaughnessy residential neighbourhood of Vancouver. Drawing on the rich history of West Coast Modernism with a material palette of textured concrete, wood, glass and limestone, the York House Senior School’s contemporary architecture grants the surrounding campus a clear identity as a dynamic learning place within a unique community.

AIBC-Awards-Merit3_low-resCentennial College Ashtonbee Campus Student Hub

Firm: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. (MJMA)
Lead Design Architects: Ted Watson Architect AIBC OAA AAA SAA MRAIC SCUP LEED AP; Robert Allen OAA MRAIC SCUP LEED AP and Chris Burbidge OAA
Centennial College’s Ashtonbee Campus Student Hub—the largest transportation school in Canada—required renewal to accommodate a growing student population and to revitalize its 1970’s site. The student hub for this transportation campus was conceived as a figurative and literal ‘bridge’ – creating a kaleidoscopic campus gateway engaging pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The project was designed to LEED Gold requirements and conforms to the Toronto Green Standards.

AIBC-Awards-PPT-Slide_Merit6MNP Tower

Firm: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Planners Designers in association with Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Lead Design Architects: Josh Chaiken AIA and Mark Whitehead Architect AIBC Architect AAA MRAIC (Assoc) AIA
The MNP Tower is defined by its unique 450 foot form, which responds to waterfront and North Shore views, and mid-block location between three important heritage buildings. Through efficient functional planning, material reduction, employment of triple glazed curtain wall, and use of new mechanical systems permitting control by individual floors, the MNP Tower achieves LEED Gold certification.

AIBC-Awards-Merit1_low-resRough House

Firm: Measured Architecture Inc.
Lead Design Architects: Clinton Cuddington Architect AIBC MRAIC and Piers Cunnington Architect AIBC MRAIC
Rough House has been referred to as a playground for the architects and those living in it; a spirit of experimentation pervades the project.

AIBC-Awards-Merit5_low-resGrandview Heights Aquatic Centre

Firm: HCMA Architecture + Design
Lead Design Architect: Darryl Condon Architect AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC LEED AP
Located in South Surrey, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre (GHAC) joins a neighbourhood with close links to nature and proximity to urban amenities. With growing densification came the need for recreational and community spaces that would promote wellness, learning, healthy living, and athletic excellence.  The LEED-certified facility balances pro-athlete capabilities with the needs of recreational users.

AIBC-Awards-Merit2_low-resJasper Place Library

Firm: HCMA Architecture + Design in joint venture with Dub Architects Ltd.
Lead Design Architects: Darryl Condon Architect AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC LEED AP and Michael Dub AAA MRAIC LEED AP
Tasked with creating a library to serve as the civic heart of a suburban community, the design needed to respond to the reality that print materials could be made obsolete in an increasingly technological world. Whether or not books will completely disappear from libraries in the coming decades remains uncertain. However, designing a distinct and flexible space to respond to rapidly changing user needs became a crucial programming consideration.

AIBC-Awards-Merit7_low-resFort McMurray Airport, International Airport Terminal

Firm: mcfarlane biggar architects + designers (Project started at predecessor firm mcfarlane, green, bigger architecture and design.)
Lead Design Architects: Steve McFarlane Architect AIBC AAA FRAIC LEED AP and Rob Grant Architect AIBC
The terminal was designed to create a meaningful portal for the northern reaches of Alberta. Several innovations challenge the status quo, including passive solar orientation, super-insulated building envelope assemblies, in-floor radiant heating, displacement ventilation, and sophisticated heat recovery systems. Low-emitting materials are used throughout to promote healthy interior environments for passengers and employees. More significantly, the building is also distinguished by its early adoption and creative application of a mass timber construction system that envelopes the principal public spaces.

AIBC Innovation Award (1):

For achievements in building design that are not strictly architectural but that have a direct bearing on the future of architecture.

AIBC-Awards-Innovation_low-resSurrey Operations Centre

Firm: Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design Inc. and Rounthwaite, Dick & Hadley Architects
Lead Design Architect: Geoff Miller Architect OAA MRAIC LEED AP (RDHA)
Comprising a loose group of three structures that mediate between public and industrial urban spaces, this $53M, 157,000sq. ft. project completely reconfigures and densifies the City of Surrey’s existing Central Operations Centre and works yard site. It provides a safe, modern and flexible work environment, sets a new design benchmark for this often neglected building type, and celebrates the work of those who build and maintain our municipal infrastructure.

AIBC Emerging Firm Award (1):

This award recognizes the development, success and contributions of emerging architectural firms.

AIBC-Awards-firm_low-resmarianne amodio architecture studio

marianne amodio architecture studio was founded in 2010. Amodio launched her firm in June of 2010, working out of her living room before opening up shop in Chinatown in 2013. This award winning firm works to strike a balance between fanciful architecture and functional art. Last year, Amodio won Western Living’s Designers of the Year Arthur Erickson Memorial Award.

AIBC Special Jury Award (2):

A discretionary honour for outstanding achievement.

AIBC-Awards-SpecialJury1_low-resShaughnessy House

Firm: Measured Architecture Inc.
Lead Design Architects: Clinton Cuddington Architect AIBC MRAIC and Piers Cunnington Architect AIBC MRAIC

This project addresses the question of heritage and what it means in a context of innovation. The Measured Architecture team, led by Clinton Cuddington and Piers Cunnington, were tasked with preserving the Garden City suburb concept built into a 1910 grand Edwardian-era Foursquare house while introducing contemporary interventions to draw the building into the present.

AIBC-Awards-SpecialJury2_low-res2211 Cambie

Firm: Arno Matis Architecture Inc. and Azurean Architecture Inc.
Lead Design Architect: Arno Matis Architect AIBC RAIC

Inspired by the stone quarry of nearby Queen Elizabeth Park and shaped by the energy of the site, 2211 Cambie is a transit-oriented market rental building. Building forms bend and open to increase daylight in courtyards and public spaces. The development was shaped to maximize views from and through the site in anticipation of development to the south and west.