Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Wilson School of Design in Richmond is one of 20 finalists for the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Design Excellence Awards announced Tuesday.
“We are honored that the Wilson School of Design building has been recognized again for its design excellence in architecture and we wish to congratulate KPMB Architects…for qualifying as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Andhra Goundrey, dean of Wilson School of Design.
“We are grateful for such partners, including donors, Chip and Shannon Wilson, for the opportunity to allow our team and students to live out our vision in this purpose-built and inspiring environment.”
The OAA Awards program is a biennial program for Ontario-based individuals and teams with architectural backgrounds and expertise to respond to an area of concern through their work.
This year, OAA required all submissions to have a sustainable design that can contribute to climate stability.
The Wilson School of Design building was designed by KPMB Architects, an Ontario-based company, and had been selected among 79 submissions based on its sustainability design as well as creativity, context, good design/business and legacy.
Kathleen Kurtin, president of OAA, said she is excited to share the outstanding work done by Ontario architects.
“Climate stability is a priority for the Association, and these awards demonstrate that design excellence is not limited by building responsibly for the future, but rather enriched.”
Ten winners will be selected and announced on April 3 with the award ceremony taking place in Toronto for the 2020 OAA Conference from May 27 to 29.