Boldface Movers, shakers, winners and wave makers
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-architectes.org
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 architectureprize.com
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 aia.org/awards
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.