Engineering Building Wins Architectural Award

November 17, 2009

Add another award to the Faculty of Engineering’s long list of achievements. But this one goes to the new Engineering Technology Building, which officially opened at the end of October.

Hamilton’s Urban Design and Architecture Awards committee selected the Engineering Technology Building as this year’s recipient of the Award of Excellence for Architectural Design. It was one of 13 awards announced at a ceremony on November 12 in Hamilton.

There was also another award winner from McMaster. The McMaster Innovation Park was recognized with the Award of Excellence for Overall Design and Adaptive Use.

The Urban Design and Architecture Awards was started by the City of Hamilton to recognize and celebrate excellence in the design of the city’s urban environment. Architects, owners, designers, planners, landscape architects, developers, contractors, engineers, consultants and members of the general public are eligible to enter.

“If Hamilton’s high level of urban design and architecture is any indication of our city’s economy then we’ve got a solid base to literally build from,” said Tim McCabe, general manager of planning and economic development for the City of Hamilton.

A total of 33 projects were entered in the competition. Other award of excellence winners were: Ancaster Carriage Works, contextual architecture; Dundas Driving Park, healthy communities; Heritage Greene, community design; and The Gown and Gavel, urban design. Awards of Merit went to: Ottawa Street Business Improvement Area Gateways, streetscaping; Prince of Wales Elementary School, urban design; STARTT Institute, architectural design; and West Village Suites, sustainable design. Heritage Greene was also winner of the People's Choice Award.


Engineering Technology Building wins Architectural Award.


The judges for the Urban Design and Architecture Awards were: Moiz Behar, president of MBPD Inc.; professor Karen Hammond, University of Waterloo; Alex Taranu, manager of urban design and special projects for the City of Brampton; Paul Mallard, director of planning, Planning and Economic Development Department, City of Hamilton; and Tim McCabe.

Click HERE to read more about the Engineering Technology Building.

Click HERE to read more about the McMaster Innovation Park.



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