The Cowboy is Officially “Award Winning”. December 15, 2009 17:49

The Cowboy is certainly a likable personality so it is no surprise that we find it rubbing shoulders with fellow members of the 2009 Canadian Architect Annual Awards of Excellence .  Congratulations to D’Arcy Jones Design and their meticulous attention to detail that earned them the prestigious Award of Merit for everybody’s small scale favorite, the Cowboy.  So it’s now official when you escape to the Cowboy for a weekend you are indeed spending your time in very esteemed company.  Click through for more details on the award and the renderings D’Arcy submitted for the competition. 

The Awards of Excellence, are given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage. One of only two national award programs devoted exclusively to architecture, the Awards of Excellence have recognized significant building projects in Canada on an annual basis since 1968.

This year’s winners have been selected by a jury consisting of Gregory Henriquez of Henriquez Partners Architects in Vancouver, Jean-Pierre LeTourneux of Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes in Montreal, and Paul Raff of Paul Raff Studio and RVTR in Toronto.

Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors considered response to the program, site, geographical and social context, and evaluated physical organization, structure, materials and environmental features.

D’Arcy Jones Design received the Award of Merit alongside 5 other firms including:

  • 5468796 Architecture Inc. for youCUBE in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Consortium Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica Architecture + Design in joint venture for the New Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal, Quebec
  • Saucier + Perrotte architectes for the John Abbott College Science and Health Technologies Building in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
  • Teeple Architects Inc. for the Sherbourne Park Pavilion in Toronto, Ontario
  • The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative for Memorial Drive: A Landscape of Memory in Calgary, Alberta

The complete results will be featured in the December issue of Canadian Architect.

Rendering credit:  D’Arcy Jones Design