Congratulations to Hariri Pontarini Architects and KPMB Architects, our partners on two projects that have won the 2022 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The prestigious biennial award is presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Canada Council for the Arts in recognition of exceptional designs by the country’s leading architects.
The state-of-the-art Tom Patterson Theatre at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, is a welcoming space with a design inspired by its natural surroundings. Taking after the adjacent Avon River, it features an undulating shape that is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass windows, spacious, light-filled rooms, and sustainable and natural materials throughout. We provided structural design services to Hariri Pontarini Architects for the theatre, which opened in 2020.
The transformation of the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building & Louis A. Simpson International Building at Princeton University in New Jersey, designed by KPMB Architects, turned a 1929 Gothic-style chemistry laboratory building into a contemporary, light-filled space for the economics and international initiatives departments. We provided façade investigation, historic preservation and structural design services for the renovation and expansion, which was completed in 2016.
Established in 1982 by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Governor General's Medals in Architecture seeks to raise awareness of the cultural importance of architecture to society.