Canada Shines on Global Design Stage as Architizer A+ Award Winners Announced


After voting took place earlier this month on the extensive class of projects shortlisted for the 2023 Architizer A+ Awards, the winners have been announced for the 119 categories, with a jury winner and a popular choice winner in each category. Sometimes the popular vote coincided with the jury vote, while in some cases the jury opted to single out some entries from beyond the shortlist for honourable mention. While our previous story includes all of the finalists from whom the jury and popular choice winners were chosen, the finalists — which you can still find here — have been removed from this article.

Running for the 11th consecutive year, the A+ Awards are organized by the New York-based architecture database, Architizer. The annual awards harness Achitizer’s broad reach to unite the global architecture community. The awards are highly specialized, allowing a wide range of projects to be celebrated every year. 

After an impressive showing from Canada in the finalist stage, a total of 13 projects and firms have come out the other side with Jury Awards, Popular Choice Awards, or Special Mentions, plus one American firm has been recognized for a building in Toronto. While you can find all winners at this link, here is the complete list of Canadian winners from the 2023 Architizer A+ Awards.

—    Firms   —

Cultural Firm: Popular Choice Winner

The Stratford Festival’s new Tom Patterson Theatre by Hariri Pontarini Architects, image by Ann Baggley

Public Projects Firm: Jury Winner

MJMA won the Jury award for best Public Projects firm, image via Architizer

Best Young Firm: Popular Choice Winner

Camera House private residence, Leckie Studio Architecture + Design, image via Archtizer


—    Projects    —

Unbuilt Sustainable Non-residential Project: Jury Winner

Limberlost Place, mass timber building designed by Moriyama Teshima Architects, image from submission to City of Toronto

Residential – Private House (2,000 – 4,000 ft²): Jury Winner

Omar Gandhi’s OG House in Halifax won the Jury award for Private House (2,000 – 4,000 ft²), image via Architizer

Sports & Recreation – Gyms and Recreation Centres: Jury Winner

ACDF’s design for the Notre Dame College Gymnasium won the Jury Award for Gyms and Rec Centres, image via ArchitizerHospitality – Restaurants (1,000 ft² +): Popular Choice Winner

Prime Seafood Palace design by Omar Gandhi Architects Inc won the popular choice award for Restaurant design, image via Architizer

Institutional – Hospitals and Healthcare Centres: Jury Winner

Provencher_Roy and Yelle Maillé Architectes won the Jury award for Hospital and Health Centre, image via Architizer

Residential – Affordable Housing: Popular Choice Winner

Ryder Architecture and Hotson Architecture won the popular choice award for affordable housing, image via Architizer

Institutional – Educational Interiors: Jury Winner

superkül won the jury award for educational interior space for their design of the Robarts Library reading room, image via Architizer


—    An American in Toronto!    —

Residential – Unbuilt Multi-unit Housing (10-storey +): Jury Winner

One Delisle, Studio Gang, image from submission to City of Toronto


—    Concepts   —

Concepts – Architecture and Colour : Popular Choice Winner

Binary Spectrum, by Dubbledam Architecture + Design, won the Popular Choice award for in the Architecture and Colour category, image via Architizer


—    Special Mentions   —

Residential – Private House (6,000 ft² +): Special Mention

Terrebonne Residence by Saucier+Perrotte Architectes earned a the special mention in the private residence category, image via Architizer 

Institutional – Libraries: Special Mention

Stanley A Milner Library Renewal won special mention at the awards, image via Architizer


Congratulations to the Canadian designers and projects recognized by this years Architizer A+ Awards!

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