The Niagara Community Design Award recipients were announced last evening at the Stone Mill Inn in St. Catharines. This is the eighth year for the Region's Niagara Community Design Awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence in design in Niagara and that demonstrate the application of Smart Growth Principles. The awards continue to focus on projects that enhance the built environment, efficiently use land, and demonstrate creativity and vision.
The award categories include: Larger Scale Project, Public Realm Improvement, Architecture, Façade Improvement, Adaptive Re-use, Policy and Plans, and Overall Excellence.
This award recognizes architectural excellence by a Niagara architect, and may be a new building, or addition to an existing. Architectural excellence may include use of urban design, new technologies, design, building layout, or integration of styles. This award recognizes a high degree of creativity. This award is sponsored by the Niagara Society of Architects.
2012 Award Winner: City of St. Catharines Carlisle Street Parking Facility
Mayor Brian McMullan, City of St. Catharines
Greg A. Redden, Macdonald Zuberec Ensslen Architects Inc.
Structural Engineer/LEED Consultant
Halsall Associates Ltd.
Macdonald Zuberec Ensslen Architects Inc.
Smith and Andersen
Bondfield Construction Co. Ltd.
The development, replacing a parking structure, began in 2010 and was completed in 2011 and features six hundred parking spaces and 1200 sq. metres of commercial space. It is recognized for the pleasing design that both complements and integrates with the surrounding fabric and uses, while also featuring environmentally-friendly features.