Free Press: Architects honoured nationally for U of M ARTLab building
The University of Manitoba’s new ARTLab building has garnered one of Canada’s top architecture awards for its Winnipeg creators.
The Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced on Thursday the team of Vancouver-based Patkau Architects and Winnipeg-based LM Architectural Group is one of 12 winners of a 2016 Governor General’s Medal for Architecture.
The Governor General’s Medal for Architecture is awarded every two years for outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects. The medals are considered among Canada’s highest architectural honours.
“Bringing people together in new ways, valuing what we have, and designing innovative programs are currently what our architects do best,” wrote jury member Annmarie Adams. “Each of the winning projects is a catalyst for change beyond its own site lines.”