Bold­face Movers, shak­ers, win­ners and wave mak­ers

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Toyo Ito re­ceived a Gold Medal life­time achieve­ment award from the In­ter­na­tional Union of Ar­chi­tects (UIA) in recog­ni­tion of his global im­pact. The or­ga­ni­za­tion’s tri­en­nial awards pro­gram also hon­oured Rus­sian ar­chi­tect Niko­lay Shu­makov – with the Au­guste Per­ret Prize for Ap­plied Tech­nol­ogy in Ar­chi­tec­ture – and Viet­nam’s Hoang Thuc Hao – for his in­ven­tive ar­chi­tec­tural so­lu­tions for re­duc­ing poverty and indi­gence. See more at uia-ar­chi­

In Au­gust, Van­cou­ver’s PFS Stu­dio was an­nounced as the Amer­i­can Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize’s Land­scape & Ur­ban De­sign Firm of the Year. Among the firm’s re­cent work is the land­scap­ing for the AZ Award–win­ning Au­dain Art Mu­seum (struc­ture by Patkau Ar­chi­tects). The AAP also se­lected Lon­don firm All­ford Hall Mon­aghan Mor­ris as Ar­chi­tec­tural Firm of the Year, while Dutch stu­dio Koss­mann.dejong was sin­gled out for in­te­rior de­sign. Sub­cat­e­gory win­ners can be seen at ar­chi­tec­

In July, the Amer­i­can In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects Acad­emy of Ar­chi­tec­ture for Health re­vealed seven win­ning projects for the 2017 AIA Health­care De­sign Awards. For its Har­vey Pe­di­atric Clinic – de­fined by a geo­met­ric form and bright red metal cladding – Mar­lon Black­well Ar­chi­tects took one of two prizes for projects built for less than US$25 mil­lion. And for its pro­posal for an off-grid am­bu­la­tory sur­gi­cal fa­cil­ity pro­to­type – which would bring safe ac­cess to sur­gi­cal ser­vices to re­mote ar­eas – Kli­ment Hals­band Ar­chi­tects was rec­og­nized for in­no­va­tions in plan­ning and re­search. The re­main­ing win­ners can be seen at

Os­man Bari of the Univer­sity of Water­loo; Alykhan Neky of Ry­er­son Univer­sity; and Tanya South­cott of Mcgill Univer­sity have been named the win­ners of the 2017 Moriyama Royal Ar­chi­tec­tural In­sti­tute of Canada In­ter­na­tional Prize Schol­ar­ships. The $5,000 stu­dent awards are pre­sented in con­junc­tion with the $100,000 Moriyama RAIC In­ter­na­tional Prize, which will be an­nounced on Septem­ber 19 in Toronto. The short­list for the big award in­cludes John War­dle Ar­chi­tects and NADAAA, who are rec­og­nized for their col­lab­o­ra­tion on the AZ Award–win­ning Mel­bourne School of De­sign, as well as Bjarke In­gels Group and Tezuka Ar­chi­tects. The sole Cana­dian firm on the list is Mackay-lyons Swee­t­ap­ple Ar­chi­tects, nom­i­nated for its Shobac Cam­pus “ar­chi­tec­ture farm” in Nova Sco­tia.

Mon­treal in­dus­trial de­sign stu­dio Rainville-san­garé will have the op­por­tu­nity to re­search the ar­chi­tec­tural de­tails of Helsinki’s built en­vi­ron­ment, thanks to the Phyl­lis Lam­bert Grant. The $10,000 purse, in­tended to sup­port projects that fo­cus on ur­ban de­sign, was pre­sented at a cer­e­mony that also cel­e­brated the 10th an­niver­sary of the grant, which co­in­cides with Lam­bert’s 90th birth­day.

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