Design Awards Recipients

architecture180Submissions from three of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s awards programs will be on display at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, downtown location, 150 Commercial Street, until November 14, 2009. These awards recognize excellence in the architectural profession and the exhibit features award-winning projects from three programs:

* 2009 RAIC Awards of Excellence: Bestowed every two years recognizing the greatest achievement in the following categories: Allied Arts Medal, Innovation in Architecture, Advocate for Architecture, Architectural Firm and Green Building;

* 2008 Governor General’s Medal’s in Architecture: Recognizing outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects. This program, administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts every two years, 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;

* 2008 National Urban Design Awards: Part of a two-tier program held in cooperation with major metropolitan centers in Canada, recipients are previous year’s winners from participating municipalities.