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2015 Premier's Award for Design Excellence
The Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA), the Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM), and the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) celebrated outstanding contributions to the social, cultural, artistic and economic development of the Province of Manitoba and the enhancement of the quality of life through excellence in design with the reintroduction of the Premier’s Award for Design Excellence (PADE). Two types of awards were awarded: Award of Excellence and Award of Merit.
All entrants must be residents of Manitoba. Projects need not be located in Manitoba.
Entrants must be a registered / professional member of the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA), Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM) or Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) as appropriate for the category of submission.
Registered/professional members and intern/provisional/associate members of any of the three associations are eligible to submit to the small projects category.
Student members of any of the three associations, who are enrolled in an accredited school of design in architecture, interior design or landscape architecture, are eligible to submit to the student projects category.
Submissions of all scopes of architectural built work completed in the last 5 years.
Submissions of all scopes of interior built work completed in the last 5 years.
Submissions of all scopes of landscape built work completed in the last 5 years.
Submissions of all scopes of built work completed in the last 5 years.
Submissions of all scopes of work, built or unbuilt, completed in the last 5 years.
Dan S. Hanganu is a member of the Order of Architects of Québec, the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was named Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada and received the Paul-Émile Borduas prize in 1992. Laval University awarded him an Honoris Causa Doctorate in 2004. He also received the title of Officer of the National Order of Québec in 2005 and was admitted into the Order of Canada as an officer in 2009. He leads a diversified international practice with projects ranging in scale from single-family houses to major cultural and institutional buildings. Commissions include theatres, libraries, university pavilions, churches, hospitals, hotels and resorts, as well as office, commercial and residential complexes.
Elsa Lam is the editor of Canadian Architect magazine. She trained in architecture at the University of Waterloo, obtained her post-professional Master of Architecture from McGill, and completed her PhD in Architectural History and Theory at Columbia University in New York City.
Stanley Sun is a founding partner of Mason Studio, an interior design firm based in Toronto. He is formally trained in design, fine arts and human sciences from multiple academic institutions across Canada and Asia. He is a sessional instructor at the Ryerson University School of Interior Design. He has worked for architecture and design firms in North America, Europe and South East Asia and previously held the lead design position at an acclaimed London, UK architectural design consultancy.
Peter Briggs is a Past-Present and Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. He is actively involved in the Society, including serving as a juror for their national awards. He has also recently joined the Board of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. He lives, works and plays in Anchorage, Alaska and owns Corvus Design (the largest landscape architecture firm North of 60).
Martin Cash is an award-winning veteran business reporter and columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press. He studied journalism at Ryerson University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.