Limberlost Place, designed by Moriyama Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects and currently under construction at George Brown College in Toronto, was presented with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Research & Innovation in Architecture Award at the 2023 RAIC Conference that took place last week in Calgary. Pictured here, from left to right, are leaders of the Limberlost Place project team: Russell Acton, Acton Ostry Architects; Nerys Rau, George Brown College; Phil Silverstein, Moriyama Teshima Architects; Carol Phillips, Moriyama Teshima Architects; and Milos Begovic, Acton Ostry Architects.
This prize sought exemplary approaches to sustainability, and the support and advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The RAIC Awards Jury commented:
“Limberlost Place is an elegant example of mass timber hybrid construction and thoughtful systems integration to produce an exemplary project on the path to a more sustainable architecture. Together with their client, the architects have persevered through the complex regulatory, constructability and technical issues of delivering this large academic building in mass timber in a jurisdiction new to this type of construction. The team’s perseverance alone is worthy of innovation accolades, but the project is also ambitious in investigating sustainable approaches throughout the project—from prefabricated façade systems to passive heating and cooling strategies.”
We are honoured by this recognition and congratulate all our fellow RAIC Award recipients!