UBC Gateway awarded Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

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UBC Gateway, an inclusive university building, received an Award of Excellence in the 2021 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence competition.

The awards jury commented: “There’s a lot of thought put into its sustainability strategies and material choices, from its mass timber structure to its prefabricated wall panels and terracotta cladding. The quality of its materiality, rational planning, and expression result in an endurance-oriented design befitting of a gateway.”

The Canadian Architect Awards Of Excellence is an annual national awards program recognizing future projects. This year, the program received 174 professional entries, and the jurors bestowed 5 Awards of Excellence and 7 Awards of Merit.

UBC Gateway is designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in collaboration with Perkins&Will Vancouver.

Read the full jury comments here.