2008 Governor General's Medals in Architecture

2008 Governor General's Medals in Architecture

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts announced the recipients of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture for 2008.

The Governor General's Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.

This program, created by the RAIC, contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society.

"The creations of the twelve recipients of the Governor General's Medal in Architecture make us appreciate the degree to which Canadian architects have transformed the places where we live, work, share culture and come together into a celebration of beauty and human genius," said Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada.

"All art forms contribute to improving our quality of life and the communities we live in, but architecture has a particularly immediate and direct impact on our surroundings," said Simon Brault, Vice-Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts.

"The outstanding buildings that are being honoured with this year's Governor General's Medals are a testament to the creativity, ingenuity and overall excellence of Canadian architects, and the Canada Council is proud to participate in the administration of this award."

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RAIC: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

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