Nov 24, 2010
Today, Mississauga City Council recognized three recently completed projects for outstanding
achievements in design excellence at the 29th annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards
Good urban design creates vibrant communities and unique neighbourhoods, said
Planning and Building Commissioner and jury member Ed Sajecki. The level of
innovation demonstrated by this years winners represents the Citys highest design
standards and helps define Mississauga as a place where people want to be.
Awards were presented in three categories during this mornings Council meeting.
The winners are:
Award of Excellence:
5550 and 5570 Explorer Drive
(Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc./Strybos Barron King Landscape Architects
Award of Merit for Community Scale and Execution:
1255 Birchview Drive
(Huy Truong, Designer)
Award of Merit for Context:
330 Burnhamthorpe Road West
(Turner Fleischer Architects Inc./The MBTW Group)
Members of the awards selection jury included:
- Ed Sajecki, Commissioner of Planning and Building
- Meg Graham, Architect and Principal, superk├┐l inc.
- Alexander Temporale, Principal, ATA Architects, Inc.
- James Melvin, Principal, PMA Landscape Architects
- Ningxin (Sophia) Zhu, recent graduate of Honours Co-operative Architectural Studies,
University of Waterloo and winner of 2010 Mississauga Urban Design Awards poster
here for more information about the poster contest.
The Mississauga Urban Design Awards is in its 29th year and is the longest
running awards program of its kind in Ontario. The annual competition demonstrates the
Citys leadership in setting high standards for urban design and is open to architects,
designers, planners, landscape architects, engineers, developers, owners, contractors,
consultants and the general public. A wide variety of project types are eligible,
including residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, mixed-use, streetscapes, public
utilities and projects which adapt or preserve existing structures. Eligible projects
must have been completed prior to September 10, 2010.
The full jury report and photos of the winning projects are available online, by calling the media contact
below, or the City's Design Team in the Planning and Building Department at 905.615.3200 x5522.
For more information about the Mississauga Urban Design Awards, past winners and
selection criteria, visit www.mississauga.ca/urbandesignawards.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional
head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of
Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's
Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior
services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is
committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in
its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."
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