Atelier TAG wins Governor General's Medal in Architecture

Published: 4 May 2020

Atelier TAG (Manon Asselin [B.Arch. 1992, M.Arch. 2001] and  Katsuhiro Yamazaki [B.Arch. 1996], principals) in consortium with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes inc. have won a 2020 Governor's General Medal in Architecture for the Gilles-Vigneault Performance Hall in St. Jérôme, Quebec.  Jason Treherne and Cédric Langevin are also cited as part of the Atelier TAG winning team.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) announced the twelve recipients of the medals on May 1.  The biennial awards recognize and celebrate excellence in recently built—and designed—projects by Canadian architects. The 2020 competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals in 1950, providing an important source of understanding of the nature of Canadian architecture and the regional, cultural, and historic forces expressed in the built environment.

In an article written by jury member Prof. David Theodore in Canadian Architect on the medal recipients, he notes that "these twelve distinguished projects reflect what recent writers have identified as the hallmarks of unpretentious architectural excellence in Canada: hybridity, modesty, modernity."

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