Graduates of Engineering Awards
RAIC 2011 Awards of Excellence
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has given the Advocate for Architecture award to Gerald Sheff (B.Arch. 1964).
From the Advocate for Architecture award notice: "Over the years, Mr. Sheff has demonstrated a strong personal passion for architecture, and has given expression to that passion through a remarkable series of important architectural commissions, as well as through an exemplary pattern of philanthropic support for architectural culture in Canada."
The Awards of Excellence are bestowed every two years to recognize the greatest achievement in the category identified. The winners are chosen by a series of juries corresponding to the various categories offered. This year’s jury members for the Advocate for Architecture award were: William (Bill) Chomik, PP/FRAIC; Eric Haldenby, FRAIC; and Christopher Fillingham, PP/FRAIC.
Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners
School of Architecture graduate Elizabeth Paden (M.Arch. 2009) is the winner of the 2010 Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. She will study the impact that large-scale public buildings can have on territorial boundaries within geopolitical regions.
The Prix de Rome is awarded to a recent graduate of one of Canada’s ten accredited schools of architecture who demonstrates outstanding potential. The prize winner is given the opportunity to visit significant architectural sites abroad, and to intern at an architecture firm of international stature.
Over the next year, Ms. Paden will travel to three regions that offer insight into the humanity of architecture, including The Ghetto (suburbs of Paris), The Colony (boundary between Israel and the West Bank) and The Fringe (Euro-Arctic boundaries of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia). She hopes these studies of responsive social design will inform the Canadian architectural process for peripheral Aboriginal communities and enrich cultural exchange between communities.
For the full text, please visit the Canada Council News Release.