December 1, 2023
Frog Lake Wins Canadian Architect Award
Reimagine has won a prestigious Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, for Frog Lake First Nations’ Children & Family, Intervention/Prevention Horse Healing Centre. The awards were announced today by Canadian Architect, the national magazine of record for architects across Canada.
The jurors commented: “The building reads as an extension of the landscape filled with natural light and the warm hue of mass timber. The simple approach to the roof carried by the galloping mass timber forms is uplifting and peaceful. This is a sublime project.”
Now in their 56th year, the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence are the highest recognition for excellence in the design stage in the Canadian architectural sector. By focusing on commissioned but not yet completed projects along with exceptional student work and architectural photography, the program recognizes design ambition and supports an overall culture of design excellence.
Of the 218 professional, student, and photo submissions received for this year’s awards program, the jury selected five projects for Awards of Excellence, eight projects for Awards of Merit, three projects for Student Awards of Excellence, and two winners of the Photo Award of Excellence.
The jury comprised architects Omar Gandhi of Omar Gandhi Architects in Toronto and Halifax, Claire Weisz of WXY Architects in New York City, and Michael Heeney of Surrey City Development Corporation and C+O Advisory. They were joined by photography juror Jacqueline Young of Winnipeg-based Stationpoint Photographic.
The award-winning projects are announced here and general jury comments on this year’s submissions can be viewed here. The winning projects are described in full, along with images and complete juror comments, in the December 2023 issue of Canadian Architect, available in print and online.