The Award for Architectural Integration
Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies, with Anne Cormier and Randy Cohen) has won the Award for Architectural Integration, a special heritage award from the City of Montreal (L'Opération patrimoine architectural de Montréal 2008). This award is presented to a business for its efforts to enhance an old neighbourhood by integrating a new, quality construction into the existing urban fabric. Atelier Big City has won the award with the firm Les Développements D’arcy McGee Ltée for the Unity 2 project at the corner of rue de la Gauchetière Ouest and rue Saint-Alexandre, next to the heritage Unity Building of which it is an extension.
From the award text: "The façade is in tune with the position and proportions of the window openings; the cornice is strikingly prominent; the shape and mix of materials and masonry elements of the new building are consistent with the style of the 1913 building."