A renowned group of architects, planners and artists from across Canada adjudicated entries and chose award recipients.
Public Artist, Professor, Jill Anholt Studios
Vancouver, British Columbia
Jill Anholt is a visual artist based in Vancouver, B.C. who has been creating site specific works in the public realm since 1998. Jill’s practice ranges from complex integrated projects in parks, urban plazas and transit stations to small scale installations in buildings and pedestrian zones across North America. Her installations explore the relationship between nature and infrastructure, body and place; revealing layers of personal and cultural memory and experience. Environmental sustainability plays a generative role in the conceptual development, form and material expression of many of her works. Jill’s art projects have been selected for key public spaces, including Sherbourne Park on Toronto’s redeveloped waterfront, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario. Along with her art practice, Jill has both created and consulted on Public Art Master Plans for a number of new developments, municipalities and facilities in both Canada and the United States.
Among her many accolades, Jill received the 2013 ASLA Honor Award, 2012 RAIC National Urban Design Award/ Special Jury Award: Sustainable Development, the CSLA National Honour Award for Design (2012), and the 2011 Design Exchange Gold for Landscape Architecture (with PFS Studio) Jill is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver as well as a design critic and thesis advisor in the Faculty of Architecture at UBC.
Landscape Architect, PWL Partnership
Vancouver, British Columbia
Margot is a partner at PWL Partnership with over 25 years of professional experience working in Canada, the USA and China. Margot has been responsible for a wide range of large scale, and award winning projects. Her experience encompasses many aspects of the profession including land use plans, community planning, urban design studies, and detailed landscape design.
Margot has a strong reputation for her work with waterfronts, neighbourhoods, schools and park planning projects. Margot is a member of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.
Margot, together with PWL partnership, recently received the 2012 Governor General's Medal in Architecture, the 2013 AIA Honour Award, and the 2013 AIA Honour Award in Regional + Urban Design.
Architect, 5468796 Architecture
Radulovic immigrated to Canada from Yugoslavia in the mid 1990’s. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Architecture, he worked with Cohlmeyer Architects Limited.
In 2007 he co-founded 5468796 Architecture along with Johanna Hurme. The firm unites the diverse knowledge and experience of twelve young professionals, working around the same table.
Sasa makes design advocacy an ongoing pursuit through critical practice, professorships at the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto, and numerous public engagements. Firm’s recent awards include a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards; Progressive Architecture Awards; an Architectural Review Future Projects Award; Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Awards of Excellence. The firm’s work has also been published in over 100 books and publications, and have received Canadian Architect Awards for Design Excellence for three consecutive years.
In 2012 5468796 Architecture together with Jae-Sung Chon, won the competition to curate Canada’s entry for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale with a project that explores contemporary Canadian identity and its influence on design. This research into architectural culture is now continuing through the firm’s latest research project “Table for 12” enabled by the firm’s winning of the 2013 Prix Du Rome.
Landscape Architect, Urban Strategies, Inc.
Mark Reid is a Partner, urban designer, and landscape architect at Urban Strategies. With two decades of experience with the firm, Mark directs transit-oriented, waterfront, downtown, institutional, brownfield and community redevelopment projects across Canada and North America, and often leads large multidisciplinary teams to achieve project goals. Mark creates a collaborative design and problem solving environment which fully engages the client group, special interests and the broad public in the planning process. Mark’s focus is to assist clients and communities in understanding and evaluating development choices and implications resulting in sustainable solutions to best enhance long-term social, economic and environmental performance. Mark is regarded as an expert facilitator and is well skilled in bringing different interests together toward common, clear outcomes.
Mark has received numerous awards and recognition for the work he directs, and has served on numerous public advisory committees, including his work as Vice Chair of the City of Toronto’s Art Committee for Public Places.
Architect, Saucier & Perrotte Architects
Gilles Saucier founded Saucier + Perrotte architectes with Andre Perrotte in 1988. As Design Partner, Gilles is responsible for the design of each project. His commitment to design excellence is well recognized by the architectural press worldwide. Gilles has been a visiting professor and an invited critic at several universities, including MIT, University of Montreal, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and University of Seattle.
In addition to lecturing extensively at universities in North America, Gilles has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA Seattle and San Francisco as well as for the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the New York Architectural League. He has also lectured at the Power-Plant series in Toronto and for "Architecture Rampant" at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Saucier, together with his firm, has significant exhibition experience, including the permanent First Nations Garden Pavilion, built in Montréal in 2001, and the design of 1973: Sorry, Out of Gas, which was installed at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2007. In 2004 Saucier and Perrotte represented Canada at the Architecture Biennale of Venice with an innovative exhibition of laser-cut, painted steel models.
Gilles has received numerous awards, including Awards of Excellence from the Ordre des Architectes du Québec (1991); the Cinémathèque Québécoise (1998); Canadian Architect Magazine (1990); the McGill University Faculty of Music (1994); the Université de Montréal's Faculté d'aménagement (1995); RAIC Governor General's Award of Merit (1997); RAIC Architectural Firm Award (2009); and 7 Governor General's Medals in Architecture.
His work as a photographer has fine-tuned his approach to architecture and helped evolve his perspective on the world and his work.