Atelier Big City has been awarded one of six 2010 Awards of Excellence by Canadian Architect. These awards are given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage. One of only two national award programs devoted exclusively to architecture, the Awards of Excellence have recognized significant building projects in Canada on an annual basis since 1968. This year's winners have been selected by a jury consisting of Janna Levitt of Levitt Goodman Architects in Toronto, James Cheng of James KM Cheng Architects in Vancouver, and Andrew King of Cannon Design. Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors considered response to the program, site, geographical and social context, and evaluated physical organization, structure, materials and environmental features.
The principals of Atelier Big City are Adjunct Professor Howard Davies (B.Arch. 1983), Anne Cormier (B.Arch. 1982) and Randy Cohen (B.Arch. 1982).
In addition, Jeffrey Ma (M.Arch. 2010), for his project Logic Shift, is one of two students selected as an award winner for a graduating thesis project. For full information on this winning project, please see the following press release.